Five Keys to Recognizing Fraudulent email


Do not fall into the traps that can get you directly into your inbox


Who sends?

The first signal to which you must be alert is the sender of the message. Receiving an email from a stranger creates mistrust. It is also essential to pay attention to details such as whether the mail is actually waiting, if the subject it shows makes sense or if the text is correct. If you claim to be from a company, make sure the links are correct.

Urgent matter

A detail that can help identify a possible case of phishing, even without opening the message, is the matter, since they usually use urgency tone, demanding some type of action (such as providing personal data or a password) and set a deadline to do it. They often write them in capital letters.

Attached files

It is convenient not to open or execute any file contained in the mail. Many, especially executables, are dangerous. These have extensions of type .exe, .com or .bat. Even, sometimes cybercriminals try to mask these extensions and pass them off as harmless, like .doc or .exe.

Millionaire contest

A dangerous email will almost always fulfill the unrealistic sonar feature. For example, they tell the user that they have been selected as the winner of some kind of contest for a generous amount of money or heir to a great fortune. Always have to suspect.

Foreign Links

Do not click on any link that does not allow you to immediately see your destination. Place the cursor on it and look at the bottom bar of the browser; this will show the original web address. If a cut link is displayed – such as or TinyURL -, enter Unshorten.It. There copy the address to know where you will take it without clicking.

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