Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to detect a scam email?

If you received a notification from 'PayPal' on some irregularities with your account, don't be so quick to follow what was asked of you because it is most likely a scam

There are several ways to detect a scam. Some are very easy, like the one shown below, while some needs a bit more work.

1. Bad grammar 

Noticed how the word 'noticed' was spelled 'noticied'? Apparently a lot of scammers do not come from the English speaking part of the world.

2. Fake sender

The sender is not from but from PayPal and all these organisation has their own domain. They will not use any other email domains.

3. Fake link. 

If you hover of the 'Login PayPal', you can see at the bottom showing the actual link which is not pointing to PayPal.

4. Fake URL

If you click on the link, it will bring you to the actual URL and as you can see, it is not but, which is clearly bogus.

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