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An Example of a Phishing Scam Email

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Below is an Example of a Phishing Scam Email, let us go through it and eventually learn how to protect ourselves from such common scams from Lazy Hackers who want you to easily divulge your contact details to them.

The email message that you see below is an example of a phishing email ,whereby the sender is trying to trick you to divulge your email login details , so that they can then have control of your inbox and maybe even send fake emails to your regular contacts , with potential consequences to your business off course.

What phishing is. Phishing is an attempt to steal personal information or break in to online accounts using deceptive emails, messages, ads, or sites that look similar to sites you already use

See Below: An Example of a Phishing Scam Email:

From: Password []
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2024 10:04 AM
Subject: password will expire today

Important Notice

⦿ Hello

Your  Password has Expired.

We recommend that you take the time now to keep your password active below to avoid login interruptions.

Keep Same Password

Change Password in one Month

Note : Otherwise, your account or email  access will be lost..

Thank You,

2024 Server

What to do after receiving a Phishing email ?

  1. Do not open any links or attachments that are contained in the email message.
  2. Delete the Message and empty your deleted items / Trash folder .
  3. If you have open the link and /or filled in your password, then contact your email administrator so that he or she can immediately change the credentials !