How to spot a fake email ?
Fake emails are almost similar to emails whose identity they have impersonated. However, it is quite possible to spot the signals of a fake email attempt. Although phishing comes in many forms, there are often similar indicators. Here are some tips.
An email from a service or company you are not a customer of
First, there are several ways to determine how to check if an email is valid. In general, cybercriminals can’t access the user databases of the companies they impersonate and sometimes send their fake email randomly. When you receive an email from a service or company with which you have no relationship, be wary. However, it is also possible for a cybercriminal to prey on the real customers of a service or company. Either because they have managed to send their fake message to customers of the impersonated service, or because they have managed to retrieve an address database of the customers of the service in question.
Fake mail : an unusual sender’s name
When you receive an unexpected message from an unusual e-mail address that you do not know or that is not in your contacts, this should arouse your attention, even though it looks legitimate. When the sender’s email address seems suspicious, it is important to determine if you know the sender. Find out if the content of the message is really intended for you. Try to understand if the subject matter is relevant to you. When it is a fake email sent on an industrial scale, it will indeed be very little personalized.
Fake sending address
Most fake emails use email addresses that do not look like official addresses. When you want to check if it is an official message, remember to check the sender’s email address. If it does not include the name of the entity, has spelling mistakes or the name makes you doubt, do not open the message. It is certainly a fraudulent email.