World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

How to spot a Phishing email

02 Apr 2021 12:05 PM | Anonymous

We have all received them and some of us have opened them up. No- I'm not talking about presents; I'm talking about phishing emails. They look so real  and are cleverly written but they are a big source of disinformation! 

  Next week , Nina Jankowicz, author of How to Lose the Information War and an expert on disinformation  will speak at the council via webinar. Here are some three tips that will help you spot a phishing emails.  

1. Check the email address, not just the name of the sender. Anyone can make a name look legitimate on an email, so check the email address is correct too.

2. Look for spelling mistakes, even the smallest of errors can mean the email is fake and an attempt to get their hands on your info.

3. Check the destination links (without clicking) that they want you to press. Do they match the context of the email and use the correct domain?

Check out Ms. Jankowicz's recent podcast on the topic. 

https://warontherocks.com/2021/03/how-to-lose-the-information-war/


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