Phishing Scams And How To Spot Them In 2021

We are fortunate to be living in a century where technology can be seen virtually everywhere we turn. These technologies have become a vital element in our lives. We use them in one way or the other in our activities, including the internet. The internet helps us get information, connect to friends and family, serves as a platform for online business, and so much more. However, as the saying goes, with great power comes greater responsibility, despite these fantastic benefits we enjoy using the internet. Certain loopholes allow criminals to engage in certain activities. One of the most common criminal activities happening over the internet is known as phishing. It gained more popularity in the past year. Over the years, this scam has become very complicated and challenging to deal with since these criminals are also finding other means to get what they want. 

What is Phishing?

Phishing, in basic terms, involves a situation where a spoofed message is sent into a victim’s email to deceive this individual into giving up sensitive information. In this article, we will be looking at ways to identify this type of scam.

The effects of phishing on victims

Countless victims are losing their money in phishing scams, and thousands more commit suicide rather than live with the guilt of falling for such elaborate schemes. It is not uncommon to see fraud victims recoil and become a paler version of themselves. First, it is the sadness and despair of losing their hard-earned funds. After that, the shame and disappointment( always directed to themselves) slowly creep in. Unfortunately, most victims will keep the incident to themselves because they feel it is their fault. We don’t blame you, and we are here to help.

Emails sent do not contain your name.

Emails from this type of scam are sent to a vast number of people. This is done to ensure that there is a probability of getting a victim’s private information. These emails do not address you by your name. They usually have ”Dear Mr/Madam” because they are not sent to specific people but at random. This is one way of identifying a phishing scam. Keep in mind that emails from legitimate companies and organizations come with your name attached to them.

Presence of a lot of grammatical errors and misspelling of words

This is one of the simplest and easiest ways of spotting a phishing scam. These emails have many grammatical errors that prove that it is not legitimate. One other thing is also the way some of the words get spelled. When you receive emails asking you to send your private information, carefully go through the email. You will find a lot of mistakes in both grammar and spelling. These criminals are more concerned about the information they will be getting from you. So they tend to put so much effort into doing that with little regard that the recipient might be an observant and good reader.

Emails that want an urgent response

These hackers send emails to you with an email detailing a sense of urgency to reply or follow the instructions given. In some instances, these emails trigger some sort of panic or fear of losing either an account or money. This is usually done to steer the attention of the recipient from reading between the lines.

Contains false URLs

One of the signs that you are on the verge of being a phishing scam victim is the links the scammers send you. When you click on the URLs, it will redirect you to a site far different from what was sent to your email. For example, you receive an email saying your Amazon account is about to be deactivated, so you need to prevent that by clicking on a particular link and logging in. Obviously, suppose this is genuinely from Amazon. In that case, the link will take you to the official site, but here is a case where you end up on a completely different website. And also, these emails links have started having inconsistency in the symbols used for a domain name. Previously these links used HTTP:// (without the ”s” means not secured), they were then upgraded to start using false sites with secured links, but all still end up trying to trick you.

Are you a victim of phishing scams? Contact today

If you or someone you know is a victim of phishing scam, we ask that you act fast by contacting us because the time frame is essential and every day counts. Luckily for you, we have wealth recovery professionals on our team who know exactly how to get your money back in the shortest time frame. So contact us with details of your transactions and dealings with the scammers and leave the rest to us.

We will help you recover your funds and your life back.

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