Phishing can come in the form of email messages, websites or phone calls – they can email you, call you or convince you to download something from a website. All of these methods are designed to steal money.
Cyber criminals will often install malicious software onto your computer or steal personal information from you, so it is crucial to know what to look out for:
- Spelling and bad grammar. Professional companies will often have staff or copy writers who would not allow a mass email to be sent with spelling errors.
- Beware of links in emails. If you see a link in a suspicious email message, ensure that you hover over the link first (without clicking) and check to see if the hover text matches that of the link.
- Threats. Cyber criminals will often use threats that your security has been compromised in order for you to action the email / phone call.
- Spoof websites. Be aware of any fraudulent websites – website addresses that resemble names of well known companies but are slightly altered.
For further information, please feel free to get in touch with our of our cyber security experts: 020 8249 7000