The URL does not match the link provided or is not a recognizable website. Hover over all links prior to clicking on them.
Don’t trust the name listed right after the From: – Check the actual email address.
The message contains poor spelling and grammar.
Analyze the greeting – Is it vague or personalized?
The message asks for personal information – A reputable company will never ask for your password, credit card number, social security number, or the answer to a security question via email.
The email includes an attachment but no message.
The offer is too good to be true or you didn’t initiate the action – You can’t win if you never entered the contest.
You’re asked to send any kind of money upfront
The email includes urgent or threatening language
It just doesn’t look right – Listen to your gut and reach out to the sender through another medium.
Databranch offers end-user security trainings for organizations of all sizes. If you are interested in setting one up for your company, please reach out to Amanda at 716-373-4467 x 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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