OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS Here’s a key piece of information you need to know
A few weeks ago, we alerted you to a PayPal scam that was circulating. The giveaway was the incorrectly spelt email address.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve received scam emails from:
David Jones and more!
Most of those emails have an obvious telltale sign.
Until we received one from Westpac.
Now, if you don’t bank with Westpac – it’s quite obvious that the email is not legitimate. But if you do, how can you tell if it’s a scam?
The email address was displayed as: firstname.lastname@example.org
The body of the email was “Important information regarding your account”.
Then there was a link to click to “review and confirm account information”.
Now, here’s a b i g tip.
When you hover over the so-called link – the destination of the link is usually displayed in the bottom left hand corner of your browser window.
I noticed the link address looked like this:
The link would’ve taken me to a scam website: ibusinessolutions.it!
So, before you click on a link – notice the destination that it will take you to!
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