Ah, there’s nothing like phishing on Black Friday. The sun breaking over the horizon, the water gently lapping.
Oops. Phishing, not fishing. Phishing is bad.
This is an example of a Phishing email. The scammers have used the amazon logo. They have included “deals” that seem reasonable. However:
- The sender’s email does not match with amazon
- Hovering your cursor over the link will display a link to a site other than amazon
- There is some odd wording
Please be aware of phishing attempts and scams.
A few things to remember:
- Just because it has a logo, doesn’t mean it comes from the company. It is easy to copy and paste the Amazon logo, the Apple logo, etc.
- Watch out for things that are “time-sensitive”
- Do NOT use the link within an email to log in and fix an issue. Type the URL into the URL bar yourself
- Watch out for “tracking numbers” that claim to come from UPS, FedEx, etc.
- Be wary of promised Gift Cards for completing a survey (almost all of these are fraudulent).
- Reputable companies won’t ask for your Social Security Number/Bank Account Number/Credit card to prove who you are
- Remember that phishers are trying to get information (either log in information, credit card numbers, or personal information)