HOW TO KNOW A FRAUDULENT EMAIL
As you may be aware, there are many methods adopted by hackers to steal confidential information from customers.
One of those methods is phishing. Phishing is done in a way that Fraudsters present fake websites making you believe they are genuine or send you a fake email asking you to update your information by clicking a particular link in the email.
In order for you not to fall victim to this type of scam, we are sending this email to make sure you are well aware of this type of threat and know how best to avoid the trap.
A few phishing countermeasures are outlined below:
- Be very cautious of emails that come from unrecognized senders.
- Don’t respond to any emails asking you to confirm personal or financial information online
- Be cautious of emails that ask you to call a phone number to update your account information.
- Don’t click on links, download files or open attachments in emails from unknown senders.
- Don’t send your personal or financial information using email, even if you are close with the recipient. This is because emails are not secure.
- Always ensure you use a computer with a good anti-malware software.
- Be very careful about giving out personal information over the Internet.
- For all your online transactions, look for a sign that the site is secure such as a padlock icon on the browser’s status bar or a “https:”