Email is a wonderful tool. It helps us keep in touch with friends, communicate quickly with coworkers, and receive messaging from businesses we interact with (like banks, service providers, and even coupon services!).We share our email address with people and companies we trust, and as a result, our instinct is to trust every message that hits our inbox.
However, the sad reality is that, much like our physical mailing addresses, entities we do not provide our info to can send things to us…and sometimes these emails can be malicious. These emails are called “phishing” or just simply “scam” emails, and should be avoided.
This list outlines ten simple ways to spot these emails. It’s a quick and easy way to learn how to protect yourself.