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5 Red Flags of Phishing Emails: Think Before You Click

5 Red Flags of Phishing Emails: Think Before You Click

A single click can be the difference between maintaining data security and suffering massive financial losses. From the moment just one employee takes the bait in a phishing email, your business is vulnerable to data breaches and extensive downtime.

Quickly spot the red flags and put phishing emails where they belong:

1. Poor spelling and grammar While occasional typos happen to even the best of us, an email filled with errors is a clear warning sign. Most companies push their campaigns through multiple review stages where errors are blitzed and language is refined. Unlikely errors throughout the entire message indicate that the same level of care was not taken, and therefore the message is likely fraudulent.

2. An offer too good to be true Free items or a lottery win sure sound great, but when the offer comes out of nowhere and with no catch? There’s definitely cause for concern. Take care not to get carried away and click without investigating deeper.

3. Random sender who knows too much Phishing has advanced in recent years to include ‘spear phishing’, which is an email or offer designed especially for your business. Culprits take details from your public channels, such as a recent function or award, and then use it against you. The only clues? The sender is unknown – they weren’t at the event or involved in any way. Take a moment to see if their story checks out.

4. The URL or email address is not quite right One of the most effective techniques used in phishing emails is to use domains which sound almost right. For example, [microsoft.info.com] or [pay-pal.com] Hover over the link with your mouse and review where it will take you. If it doesn’t look right, or is completely different from the link text, send that email to the bin.

5. It asks for personal, financial or business details Alarm bells should ring when a message contains a request for personal, business or financial information. If you believe there may be a genuine issue, you can initiate a check using established, trusted channels.

While education is the best way to ensure phishing emails are unsuccessful, a robust spam filter and solid anti-virus system provide peace of mind that your business has the best protection available.

Give us a call to discuss how we can secure your system against costly phishing attacks.

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Dan Tunstall 16/06/2020

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Excellent service, friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff! Will come again!

Hannah Furlong 21/10/2020

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I visited the store today and just wanted to say how polite and helpful the staff were!
They were really informative and patient.
I work long hours and they were able to look at my laptop within hours of me dropping it off so the issue was resolved on my day off!
Thank you!
I will be definitely using here again for any computing needs I have.
Would 100% recommend!

Anonymous 14/05/2020

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Extremely helpful, informative and very patient. Will definitely use again and happy to recommend to others. Great to find such good customer service.

S. Godrich 19/06/2020

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Fast efficient and friendly service
Fast efficient and friendly service, put my mind at ease and got the job done for a great price. Would definitely use again.

Anonymous 03/09/2021

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Water spilt on MacBook
Came here after being told by pc world that I would need to buy a new computer as mine would cost as much as a new computer. After leaving my computer I got a call a few weeks later that I would only have to pay £35 diagnostic charge as the damage was minimal.

Don Briscoe 15/01/2021

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Really good service and work on laptop…
Really good service and work on laptop was completed on time.

Ian 01/03/2021

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I was very pleased with my experience with DCSL. They ran a thorough diagnosis on my computer and gave me some good advice, too. I also like their recycling policy that means that less stuff goes into landfill and more stuff gets used again.

Anonymous 20/03/2021

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Very friendly staff and great service

Mr Michael Andrew Cundell 03/04/2021

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Totally recommend
Totally trusted this guy since he opened and still do. May get him to build a specialist computer before too long. 100% recommend
 
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