By most accounts, phishing attacks are not only becoming increasingly common — they’re also getting much more sophisticated. But while anyone can be targeted by a phishing account, not everyone has to be a victim of the scam. Keeping a few things in mind when you receive an unsolicited communication can go a long way in keeping you — and your sensitive information — safe from scammers.
Just take a look at a recently discovered phishing scam sent to iDrop News from a reader named Jenni, who provided screenshots of the email which are spread out over the following pages.
It seems like a newer phishing attack, but it relies on age-old social engineering tactics. But it also serves as a good opportunity to go over the steps of spotting a phishing attack. While phishing attacks and other malicious scams can be very sophisticated and appear to be legitimate, there are usually some telltale signs that give them away.