Emails – Stop Clicking Links – Look At The Address

Phishing scams use emails that appear to be from a legitimate organisation or business you know.

They email will be about gaining your trust so you will click on the link to a fraudulent website, share private information, or open an attachment on your phone, tablet or computer.

Clicking on a link or opening an attachment in one of these messages may install malware, like viruses, spyware or ransomware, on your device.

So what could happen if you have clicked a link in a bogus email ?

  • Malware can be installed – which could collect information and or send out phishing emails from your computer

So what doing you do:

  • Treat all email links with suspicion – if it is an unbelievable offer – don’t click the link – go to the website login and check
  • Hover with your mouse over the address on the email and check if that URL (address) matches the website address
  • Turn on Junk Email filtering in Outlook and set it to HIGH
  • Use a Gmail account for your email which filters out most bogus email and or flags it for you

If you are concerned about security on your devices and or computer please feel free to CONTACT ME for an appointment.

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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