Sick of all the scamming emails! Here’s how to outsmart the scammers.
Here’s a key piece of information you need to know:
A few weeks ago, a PayPal scam was circulating. The giveaway was the incorrectly spelt email address.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve received scam emails from:
- Myer One
- David Jones and more!
Most of those emails have an obvious tell tale sign, until I received one from Westpac.
Now, if you don’t bank with Westpac – it’s quite obvious that the email is not legitimate. But if you do, how can you tell if it’s a scam?
The email address was displayed as: email@example.com
The subject of the email was “Important information regarding your account”. Then in the body of the email there was a link to click to “review and confirm account information”.
Now, here’s a BIG tip. When you hover over the so-called link – the destination of the link is usually displayed in the bottom left hand corner of your browser window.
I noticed the link address looked like this:
The link would’ve taken me to a scam website: ibusinessolutions.it!
So, before you click on a link – notice the destination that it will take you to!
Have you ever experienced these scam emails? Please share in the comments below.
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