Common Phishing Emails To Lookout 

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The rise of phishing attacks poses a significant threat to organizations everywhere. That’s why it is important for all companies to know how to spot some of the most common phishing scams if they are to protect their corporate information. It’s also crucial that they are familiar with some of the most common types of techniques that malicious actors use to pull off these scams. 


So, to make your life easier, we have compiled the Most Common Phishing Emails To Lookout  

Errors in Grammar and Spelling 

The use of poor grammar and spelling is one of the most prevalent symptoms of a phishing email. Most firms have the spell check feature turned on for outbound emails in their email client. On most web browsers, you may also use autocorrect or highlight features. As a result, you’d expect emails from a professional source to be free of problems in language and spelling. 

Fake Invoices Fraud  

This phishing scam, like many others, is based on fear and urgency, forcing end-users to pay for items or services they’ve never bought or received. The obvious targets for this type of attack are finance departments, but plenty of other people may be misled. 

Scam to Upgrade Your Email Account 

The email account upgrades fraud can appear to originate from reliable email providers like Microsoft and Google, or even from your company’s IT department, threatening that your account will expire unless you take quick action. As you can see, this email contains no harmful content. There are no obvious grammatical problems or complicated requests. The link directs an unsuspecting visitor to a secure “HTTPS” web page. When requested for personal information, it’s a good idea to linger over the link itself, as the text often doesn’t represent the exact destination of the association. 


HR Mail Scam 



We all have respect in our HR department, especially when it comes to receiving critical company-wide or personal messages through email. The difficulty is that cybercriminals are well aware of our reliance on HR professionals. A harmful file or link in an HR email scam generally contains malicious software that will be installed on your computer or device once you click it. Before sending a request for personal information, encourage colleagues to question the HR sender directly if the request is valid. 


Dropbox fraud 

The same old scenario of persuading users to click a link, but this time on a whole different platform. Dropbox, a famous online file sharing and storage service, has exploded in popularity in recent years, including its imitators. The Dropbox phishing email frequently informs the user that the sent ‘file’ is too huge and must be opened with a quick “click on this link.” You’ve undoubtedly figured that a bogus Dropbox landing page is on the way… and you’d be correct. 


And, there you have it! These are the most common type of Phishing Emails To Lookout. For more information on how your companies can strengthen the protection of your digital assets, contact us today.