How to spot suspicious emails
What should you look for in emails today
Identity thieves continually develop new ways to try to find out your personal information. Check out the examples below to see the latest email strategies the thieves are using. These are just some of the suspicious communications our customers have received. They aren’t legitimate. If you get any emails like these, don’t respond to them.
Some common tip-offs that an email is phony are typos, grammatical mistakes, awkward language, missing words, extra spaces, and other signs that the email was written unprofessionally. Such emails might also ask you to look at an attachment or click a link and then give your personal information on a Web page or in a form. Or the sender’s email address might look suspicious. In the samples below, we’ve highlighted these kinds of things in red text to show you real-world examples.
However, attackers are getting better at creating phony emails that look legitimate, so if you feel at all uncomfortable about an email that claims to be from us, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember: We won’t ask for confidential information such as your user name, password, personal identification number (PIN) or other account information in a text message or email, or over the phone unless you call us about an issue, such as something to do with your account. In that case, we’ll ask you to verify your information so we know you’re who you say you are.
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