Emails You Should Not Open!

We all should know by now that email and mail are not the same thing.  we know that even if we dont know who sent us a regular piece of mail we can still be pretty confident abot opening it. We should also know that this IS NOT THE CASE when it comes to email.  There are emails that you should not open! EVER! Below I have listed two emails that you should learn to recognize and never open.

The first email that you should never open at all is ones from Unrecognized Senders.  People often use the Subject Line to determine whether they open their email.  This can be desastorious.  Scammers work hard to come up with iresistable subject lines to lure people open their email.  They have learned to tune them toward their target audience. They have moved away from the rediculous wealth or see some starlett nude subject to the more believable.  this is why you should NEVER open email from people you do not know no matter what the subject line is.

you should also check the email is actually from the person it says it is. Look at the actual email address that it came from.  Scammers can spoof an email address with the name of someone that you do know, but the email address will be different.  for example:   Jack Smith <blooperspybird@yellowd9.au>.  You might know Jack Smith, if so, you will probably know that this is not his email address.

The second email that you should never open at all are Phishing Emails.  These emails often look like they come from your financial institution, credit card company, social network site, an online payment center or app or online store. They are looking for your personal information so they can steal your identy.  Again just as before, look at the real email address.  if you are still in doubt call or check your accounts yourself.  Don’t call any numbers or emails that are in the suspect email. I shouldn’t have to state the obvious, but don’t give up personal info to anyone via email or even on the phone unless you can completely verify who you are talking with.

When trying to decide if it is a phishing email ask yourself these questions: Do I have an account with the company or know the person that contacted me? If the answer is “No,” it is probably a phishing scam.

If the answer is “Yes,” contact the company using a phone number or website you know is real. Not the information in the email. Attachments and links can install harmful malware.

Finally my best word of advice is simly this:  “When in doubt – Don’t”

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