Example of an Email Scam

Have a look at this real world example of a phishing attempt.

At a glance, this might look like a legitimate email from a trusted business, but there are some things that should tip you off that this is a phishing attempt:

    1. The subject line says "important alert."
    2. "MAC" is in all caps, but "Mac" is the standard spelling.
    3. You are told you must fix an issue by clicking a link.
    4. The signature only provides a vague team name with no contact information.
    5. Mousing over the link shows that the address does not match what the link text says.
    6. The URL includes the words "password-changes" and "phishwall".

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