How To Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

How To Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

How To Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams
In Today’s information technology era, the Internet is the Heart of Information Technology. today we can do online shopping, booking of ticket, Banging all are possible with a just a click of a mouse. we can see huge growth in information technology in recent few years Internet growth also had resulted growth in cybercrime.

I have already explained in my previous article “How to Prevent Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks” about cybercrime and method to prevent yourself on the Internet to stay safe.

Today the number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to the consumer are continuing to increase dramatically. while online banking and e-commerce are very safe, but you should be careful about giving out your personal financial information over the Internet. you might get an e-mail like ” you have won the lottery so provide information given below so we can deposit amount in your account” even though you have not purchased any such type of lottery.

How to Identify Fishing Scam Attempts

Phishing scams are becoming increasingly common, and it’s important to know how to identify them to avoid falling victim. Here are some tips on how to identify phishing scam attempts:

  1. Check the sender’s email address. Phishing emails often come from fake or spoofed email addresses. Check the sender’s email address carefully to make sure it’s legitimate and not just a fake version of a trusted organization.
  2. Be wary of urgent or threatening language. Phishing emails often use urgent or threatening language to try to get you to act quickly without thinking. If an email is pressuring you to do something quickly or is making threats, be suspicious.
  3. Don’t click on links in suspicious emails. Phishing emails often include links to fake websites designed to steal your personal information. If an email contains a link and you’re not sure if it’s legitimate, don’t click on it. Instead, hover your mouse over the link to see where it leads. If the URL looks suspicious, don’t click on it.
  4. Check for spelling and grammar errors. Phishing emails often contain spelling and grammar errors, which can be a red flag that the email is not legitimate.
  5. Be wary of unsolicited emails. If you receive an email from someone you don’t know or weren’t expecting, be suspicious. Phishing emails often come from unknown senders. Learn what is an unsolicited email
  6. Look for mismatched URLs. Phishing emails often include links to fake websites with URLs that look similar to legitimate websites but have minor misspellings or differences. Always double-check the URL before entering any personal information.
  7. Check for a secure connection. If you’re being asked to enter personal information on a website, check that the website has a secure connection. Look for “https” in the URL and a lock icon in the address bar.
  8. Don’t enter personal information in unsecured forms. If you’re being asked to enter personal information in a form on a website, make sure the form is secure. Check that the URL starts with “https” and that there is a lock icon in the address bar.
  9. Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls. Phishing scams can also come in the form of unsolicited phone calls. Be suspicious of anyone calling and asking for personal information, especially if they claim to be from a company you do business with.
  10. Use antivirus software. Antivirus software can help protect you from phishing attempts by detecting and blocking malicious emails and websites. Make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date and running on all your devices.

How To Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

1. Always share your financial information over secure website and always open website by entering URL in address bar of your web browser. never open a financial website like with a link that comes with e-mail. you may use Google Chrome Browser which is secure by default for Everyone.

2. Always ensure that your web browser is up to date and security patches applied and always in touch with web browser website for la latest version of web browser.

3. Always check your bank account ,Credit Card and Debit card statement after equal interval of time to ensure that all transaction are legitimate.

The Anti- Phishing Working group is a volunteer organisation. The Anti-Phishing working group maintain a repository of phishing scams e-mail and websites to help people identify and avoid being scammed in future. if you receive / already have received any phishing mail, sent it to if send any anti-Phishing message or any website to which it links, Anti-phishing update it on Phishing archive on its website

Instruction or submitting Phishing mail to

1. Create a new mail to reportphishing@antiphishing .org
2. Drag and Drop the phishing e-mail from your Inbox onto this new e-mail message and do not use ” Forward”

Phishing scam is one of the major cybercrime which a social engineer always prefer because it is directly related to money. with basic awareness about cybercrime can save us from a phishing attack.

Related Posts

How To
Explore More