Getting too much spam in your email app? Here is how you can easily spot a scam email and steer clear of clicking on those malware links that might infect your phone. So keep on reading and learn ways and new insight on how to avoid spam.
The reason we need to have a spam folder tells us that spam is a real danger to us and the people around us. However, you might be a savvy navigator of your inbox staying clear of known spam messages but don’t forget those who are new to this field and might not have the experience and foresight to stay secure.
The vast majority of phishing and malware attacks are only successful if the target clicks on a link provided. While there are “no-click” malware attacks going around right now, they are expensive for a third party to purchase.
So they usually target high-level government employees, journalists investigating corruption, and those types of people.
Here is how to Easily spot a scam email
You can start by setting a general rule that it’s safest to never click any links in emails. Even if you think you know the source. And clicking links in email is how the vast majority of people fall victim to phishing operations. So that’s why clicking on links should be the last option.
And if you have a link from a trusted sender and want to open it then Just hover your mouse over the link in the email. A little window will pop up in the lower corner of your browser (usually on the left side) showing you the actual link.
You will likely never receive emails from Facebook, Apple, or Amazon. Unless you have a direct subscription and are paying for a service from them. So it could be an invoice for iCloud, or Google Storage, or similar. If not then it’s a big indicator to steer clear of this type of email.
Don’t fall prey to Links in texts
You must have received spam messaging stating about a certain popular subscription in your city or location. And similar to those spam emails it also carries a link that may have the ability to infect your phone.
Text messages are much more dangerous than emails because there’s not really a way to see where the embedded link is taking you unless you preview it. Smartphones have gotten smarter by displaying a preview of what is linked in a box with an image, but of course, scammers have found ways around this.