There are 3 basic rules to spot a phishing email that should help in most cases – even during the coronavirus crisis.
- Check the email sender – they can be spoofed to look real (XXXX@WHO.ORG) but if they are obviously dodgy – delete
- Hover your mouse cursor over any links in the email before clicking – the true URL will appear so you’ll know if it’s fake – delete.
- Check the spelling and grammar. A lot of these hackers are writing without English as their first language. If it looks dodgy – delete!
It’s also good practice during this period to be ultra-wary of anything coronavirus related.
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