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So I received a phishing email the other day regarding my autoresponder account, and I noticed that quite a few other Internet Marketers were talking about it as well.
I have a few really cool blog posts that I’m ready to share with you soon, but I think the security of your business and personal information takes precedence.
I noted some of the features of the email that were suspicious, and I thought I would cover some of it with you:
- The first thing that caught my eye was the domain, which does not match the company’s website. Scammers usually register similar looking domains in order to trick you. It’s important to note that you should also pay attention to misspellings, adding an s at the end, different ending such as .net instead of .com, or maybe just a completely different email address altogether.
- Although I blocked it out, they also sent the message to an email that is NOT associated with my account.
- Looking on the company website, they usually capitalize the “W” in their company name. In the email they did this only a couple of times. Careless errors like this are significant clues to watch out for.
- Finally, there are tons of smaller errors such as capitalization and punctuation mistakes, which are very common with these types of scam emails.
Other General Tips:
- Never click any links in emails that appear to look suspicious.
- ALWAYS be cautious with emails that say your account has been compromised, suspended, password resets, etc. Basically anything where they ask you for additional info. Our first reaction is to panic but that is what they are preying on. Just take a deep breath, stay calm, and you should be ok.
- Before following any instructions in the email, go directly to the website by typing it into your web browser. Do not visit any links from the email. Check on your account and make sure everything looks ok.
- Look at the browser status bar while hovering your mouse cursor over links in the email. You may notice the link pointing to a suspicious looking domain.
- If you are still unsure, contact the company using info from the website. Do not refer to any information you received in the email to contact them.
- If you did accidentally click any links or follow the instructions, immediately change your log-in info as soon as possible and you may want to contact customer support as well, especially if your account has been compromised.
A lot of this is common sense, but it is easy to get caught up in the moment when you receive emails like this. Even a lot of experienced marketers fall for this stuff, but it won’t be you next time because you read this blog post, right?
Anyway, I just wanted to give you these tips so can stay safe on your journey to building your business and making lots of lots of money!
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