Phishing attacks: Steps to stay safe


Not a day goes by without seeing some warning about new cyberthreats, chiefly about phishing emails which are doing the rounds and that are designed to trick us into disclosing personal information. We primarily receive these phishing emails from purported banks, insurance companies, authorities, and portals such as Amazon.

Consumer protection bodies always go on about how we shouldn’t open such fake emails — and that technologically, fraudsters’ tactics are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Read on to find out how to spot fake or phishing emails and what tips you can follow to protect yourself. Fortunately, there is a whole range of tell-tale signs that you can use to tell whether a phishing email has actually landed in your inbox.

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