10 quick tips for spotting phishing emails

In the never ending world of email, phishing attempts have unfortunately become the norm. So how do you tell the difference between a phishing message and a legitimate message?

Below are 10 tips to help you spot a phising attempt.

  1. The message contains a mismatched URL
  2. URLs contain a misleading domain name
  3. The message contains poor spelling and grammar
  4. The message asks for personal information
  5. The offer seems too good to be true
  6. You didn't initiate the action
  7. You're asked to send money to cover expenses
  8. The message makes unrealistic threats
  9. The message appears to be from a government agency
  10. Something just doesn't look right

Tips courtesy of TechRepublic. View the full article here.