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Tech Tips: Spotting a

Fishy Email
By: Shawn Ogle
Date: April 18, 2019
Phishing, whaling, spoofing, ransomware. No matter what you call it, these emails are known as spam. Every day, countless emails are sent to unsuspecting victims all over the world. While some of these emails are obviously fake, others are quite convincing. Unfortunately, there is not a sure-fire way to prevent spam emails from showing up in your inbox, but we can give you some helpful tips on how to identify them.
 
Keep an eye out for links
If you open an email with links, make sure to hover your cursor over it first. In most browsers, you’ll see the URL in the bottom left hand corner and the location it will take you to. If the URL is made up of a bunch of random letters and numbers and doesn’t seem to be related to the title of the link, don’t click it or log in with your credentials!
 
Don’t trust emails that contain poor spelling and grammar
Most companies will usually review emails for spelling and grammar and will have a professional feel to them. So, if the message is riddled with poor grammar and spelling mistakes, it probably didn’t come from a major corporation. 
 
 
Verify the sender’s email address
Hover your cursor over the sender’s display name to see what email address pops up. It is common for an attacker to spoof a display name to make it look like it is coming from someone we know or someone from within the company. 
 
Expecting an email?
If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. If you receive an email from someone within the company stating that you have voicemails and documents waiting, stop and ask yourself if the email seems legitimate. Do not click on any links or open any attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the contents are safe. When in doubt, check in with the sender through other means like a phone call or text.
 
Here in IT, we understand the territory and frustrations of spam and counterfeit emails. We want you to know we are here to help. Please email servicedesk@avamere.com or call the IT Service Desk at (1-844-282-6373) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the legitimacy of any emails you receive. 

Tech Tips: Spotting a Fishy Email

By: Shawn Ogle
Date: April 18, 2019


Phishing, whaling, spoofing, ransomware. No matter what you call it, these emails are known as spam. Every day, countless emails are sent to unsuspecting victims all over the world. While some of these emails are obviously fake, others are quite convincing. Unfortunately, there is not a sure-fire way to prevent spam emails from showing up in your inbox, but we can give you some helpful tips on how to identify them.
 
Keep an eye out for links
If you open an email with links, make sure to hover your cursor over it first. In most browsers, you’ll see the URL in the bottom left hand corner and the location it will take you to. If the URL is made up of a bunch of random letters and numbers and doesn’t seem to be related to the title of the link, don’t click it or log in with your credentials!
 
Don’t trust emails that contain poor spelling and grammar
Most companies will usually review emails for spelling and grammar and will have a professional feel to them. So, if the message is riddled with poor grammar and spelling mistakes, it probably didn’t come from a major corporation. 
 
 
Verify the sender’s email address
Hover your cursor over the sender’s display name to see what email address pops up. It is common for an attacker to spoof a display name to make it look like it is coming from someone we know or someone from within the company. 
 
Expecting an email?
If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. If you receive an email from someone within the company stating that you have voicemails and documents waiting, stop and ask yourself if the email seems legitimate. Do not click on any links or open any attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the contents are safe. When in doubt, check in with the sender through other means like a phone call or text.
 
Here in IT, we understand the territory and frustrations of spam and counterfeit emails. We want you to know we are here to help. Please email servicedesk@avamere.com or call the IT Service Desk at (1-844-282-6373) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the legitimacy of any emails you receive. 
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