Nowadays, spam messages are so common that no one is alarmed to have them in their electronic mailboxes. Good thing, most email clients already have a dedicated folder for these messages. As this is automated however, we cannot expect that everything is filtered. Most email messages that appear to be normal emails still contain spam links. Now, if you get curious and decide to about opening the email message, please stop yourself.
Firstly, if the sender appears very suspicious, don’t be engrossed on clicking the links provided. It may contain malware or virus that has an ability to steal information from your email account and destroys your computer system. Additionally, the suspicious messages are sent randomly in order to take their chance there will be people who’ll get interested with their tactic.
There are things that you need to consider:
- Once you receive a suspicious message, don’t reply with their request
- Do not click on links in emails from unknown sources. To check the source, hover your mouse over the link. The link source will be displayed and at the bottom left corner of your screen.
- Do not make purchases and/or give charity donations to spam email
- Don’t click ‘remove’ or reply to unwanted email
- Always remember that reputable companies never ask for personal/financial information via email. If they need such personal information, they will request you to go to their offices.
- Always have an anti-virus software protection or update it.
- If someone sends you an email asking you to verify the details, and there are no hints of the legitimacy of the entity, contact directly the company for the confirmation