How to spot a Phishing Email

How to spot a Phishing Email


hi there now today I received a phishing email and if you’re not sure what the term phishing means it means that you’ve been sent a random email a spam email which is phishing for you to give it your details. Now this email appears to come from PayPal if we look in the top left hand corner it says it’s from PayPal it’s asking me to confirm my account information and clicking on this link confirm my identity now there’s no way I’m going to click that link even for a useful demonstration for you guys because that’s going to get me in a whole world of hurt but what we’re seeing here is an email that appears to come from PayPal it looks like a PayPal email there is one glaring error that jumps straight at me it says hello customer no official email from anyone whether it’s PayPal or a bank is going to refer to you as a hello customer ok these people just have a random email and they’re phishing for the information okay now I’ve blanked out my email here so where it says To: and there’s a blank ignore that that’s just the fact that I don’t want to show the world my email another glaring error with this email is it’s telling me about details I can do in Canada now I’m registered in the United Kingdom but as we can see this is looking like an official email so how do we check we click on the email that it purports to come from and as you can see there it’s saying it’s not from PayPal it’s from some random domain it could even be from a hacked account so the email that it’s showing there might be a genuine email but it’s coming from a hacked account so I must emphasize that if you are in the slightest bit of doubt which should be always when it comes to your online security never ever click a link in an email that’s to do with your financial details it’s not worth it. Go to your bank’s website or use the app that you have on your phone and access that information there. If it’s telling you that your account overdrawn and you’ve got serious problems and you’re really worried about it pick up the telephone and call your bank whatever you do, do not click on the links in an email okay. If your bank wants to contact you they’ll contact you in traditional ways if they want you to confirm your identity go to your browser type in your bank’s normal web address and then log in normally and securely but if you receive an email like this as we can clearly see up at the top this is not from PayPal no matter how much it looks like it is. Now I hope that’s been useful for you do share this video I think a lot of people will get a benefit from this and it aids in online security for all your friends are those share it please give it a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel because I do lots of geeky videos all the time thanks for watching take care now bye for now.

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