There is currently more money being made by online scammers than in the worldwide illegal drug trade. This means you should be skeptical of every email that comes in your inbox. Luckily, we’ve identified three easy tips that will help you catch them almost every time:
- They don’t know your name. Instead, they address you as “customer” or simply by your e-mail address.
- There are typos or awkward grammar used.
Big corporations won’t send out e-mails that aren’t perfectly written.
- The sender’s mail address is not simple, such as “@amazon.com” or “@ebay.com.” It might be some variant of the company name, meant to fool you into thinking they are someone they are not.
Think you might have been hacked? Check out Laura’s advice on passwords in this post!
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