Email phishing is a great danger these days with cyber criminals getting smarter and leaving no stone unturned to learn new skills to fool you. You cannot stop fake emails to come to you but you can certainly have some safeguards to help you out. You must check for the following things to ensure that the email you receive is safe to open ad read –
The header of the email you receive is the opening line or paragraph containing important information about the email. Through this you will come to know what your email is about to convey to you. It includes many things such as the origin, subject line, its route, email addresses where it will finally land and may be its priority as well.
The links it asks you to click on are an important hint if the email is not genuine. There are certainly many calls to action via the fake links. The language of call to action is an important indicator of fakeness of an email. If you find something too good to accept or demanding your immediate response, then you can reach to a conclusion that it is a phishing email. Do some research work and find out commonly used templates used for phishing.
3) Locate for red flags
Some phishing emailsmay be red flagged by an email client/reader. Do not open such emails or at least check them twice before doing so.
4) Greeting style
An un-personalized email greeting is something to look at with suspicion. A phisher may send you emails without any personal greetings. It is a common trait with the phishing emails.
So, look for these danger signs in an email you receive from now onwards and dodge the phisher with your smartness.