This morning I got a rather strange email from a friend living in Raunds, a small town in rural Northamptonshire, England. It is odd because we have never emailed; usually, instant chat platform like Facebook and Messenger will suffice.
Based on that history, I was skeptical about opening the link. Yes, the name of the sender is a very familiar name; someone who does not arouse any suspicions of being capable of sending me malicious links.
Confirm the Email Address that sent the message, despite you knowing the name of Sender
Though the name looked very familiar, I decided to check what email address was used. My suspicions were confirmed, the email address was strange. You see, my friend’s email goes something like ‘janedoe‘@gmail.com; the domain name is Google. However, the email address that sent this email used a strange domain name. One that I wouldn’t expect my friend to be using.
You should use the following elimination test whenever you are suspicious of an email:
Step 1 – Confirm the email of the sender if it is someone you know. Ensure that the spelling of the name is …read more
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