I know, like I’m sure you do, that there are some “bad people” out there.
Some bad people hurt other people, ok.
But some bad people just like to do stuff because they can.
I’m talking about “online scammers” today.
Whatever you like to call them. They are all the same in that their intentions will involve a dishonest outcome, usually for their betterment, and probably at your disadvantage.
Emails in particular, have become very difficult to manage for my clients.
My spam box grows and grows and grows.
Often emails that I DO want to receive, get shoved down there, which is frustrating of course (which is why you should check your SPAM BOX at least once a week).
But mostly its just crap.
So how frustrating is it when a FRAUD SCAM email actually makes it into your normal inbox, and you get sucked in and click on a link!
Oh come on, we’ve all done it.
And that’s down to the savvy way these SCAMMERS do their work.
I am the first to yell at my husband when he clicks on a scammers email, and clicks a link – I go right off at him!
“You should check the sender is credible first!!”
“If it’s too good to be true Tom, it probably is!!”
and so on.
But these “SCAMMERS” are really upping their game.
And now, sometimes, well i think it is only a matter of time, you are going to get tricked.
The key is – did you realise and take steps to fix that “f/up”?
How can you?
So here I go, telling you that it is really about prevention and not cure.
In orders, don’t click on the scammers emails in the first place, and you are going to be fine.
So, how do you tell if it is a scammer’s email?
Look to hover over the “senders” email address in the FROM box.
That is the ONLY way.
Do you think APPLE or the GOVERNMENT send emails from addresses like:
Well, this sender thought I would believe that.
And he (or she or other!) emailed me the following email:
I added MY EMAIL in red – that was actually real email address there!
So I’m showing you this for a number of reasons.
EVERYTHING on this email looks EXACTLY like the email APPLE send – EVERYTHING.
The FROM (sender).
I had to hover over the word APPLE and click DOWN arrow – and this opened up.
There is NO WAY in a freaking NO WAY Apple would send me a RESET your password link from this dude (or dudess or whatever).
NO WAY HOSAY.
I don’t think so.
If you didn’t ask for an email to reset your password, then the intention is that the sender is saying someone else did.
If Apple did send this genuine email saying someone accessed your account, I can assure you it will say go to Apple and log in.
IT WILL NOT give you a link to do so.
But for all us lazy people out there, like me, it’s tempting to click – right?
So you gotta be careful.
Use a bit of common sense and be super SUPER careful.
Go so websites direct, to be safe.