It's a practice used by digital criminals to steal your passwords, credit card or bank details. These scammers send an email message pretending to be from a company. With any excuse that your domain is going to expire or your email is going to be blocked, they ask for your password or credit card number. Don't bite! If you receive a suspicious message of this type, delete it immediately. As I always say, curiosity killed the cat
Follow these tips to identify these emails and stay protected:
- Banks NEVER ask for passwords or bank details from a link in an email message.
- Always access the website of banks, online shops, etc. by typing the specific address in your browser or from shortcuts in your favourites. Do not click on links in email messages.
- Be suspicious if you see misspellings or strange and unnatural expressions in an email message.
- Before providing sensitive data, make sure you are on a secure site protected by an SSL certificate.
- Verify that the sender of the email is really who they say they are. Most fraudulent senders use addresses of other users that they have previously hacked.
- As always, prudence and common sense are our best allies.