Showing posts with label phishing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label phishing. Show all posts

Thursday, January 2, 2020


Recently, I just received a scam e-mail, and as a familiar experience, I did what I have to with this type of activity. At first, I became scared because they are now targeting me to pose as a company in order to manipulate and get my confidential information to steal my YouTube and social media accounts. To ignore it. This is my nth time receiving such emails, attempting to acquire my login information and then all confidential files to lure me into their trap. Phishing emails such as this recent activity on my email service provider reminds me of something to be more careful with the things that I always see in the digital world.

Scam emails are risky scenarios that can trick a certain victim to hand out their confidential information. Hackers use manipulating messages and images as a way to further become more successful in their criminal intents online. Phishing emails pose as a replica of some email or social media service providers to make it look real whenever they want to persuade their victims of clicking links to their websites. Once the victim clicks the link, the hacker can now inject their adware and spyware to collect personal information.

4 Tips How to Prevent Phishing Scam in Emails

1. Ignore or delete the message: To answer the question, it is simply by ignoring the message and then delete it forever. Deleting things that give a stressful meaning in your life can prevent future problems that can give you emotional and mental stress in the future. Deleting it and then emptying your trash bin in your email will make you feel more relaxed.

2. Check the source of the Email: When you receive an email and demands something, make sure to consider it as suspicious. Determining the source of all emails coming into your inbox may always pose a threat due to the anonymity of the email. Click the source and determine if it is indeed coming from a legit source will let you realize, you are dealing with something sinister in your email.

3. Inspect the grammar: One important way to determine if the email is a scam will be all about the grammatical composition of the mail. In scam emails, there are grammatical errors you will find since hackers are not that well-versed with the composition of grammars with their choice of words used in their mails or message towards you.

4. Forcing to click a link: One way to know if you are receiving a phishing email is when the message is telling or demanding you to click the link. One thing more is when they will blackmail you such as terminating your channel or account if you will not click the link. This is simply a type of scam that lures you through the application of manipulation.

Always remember, knowledge is power. Awareness is the key to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of phishing scams like this.