Stay Safe Online – Scam Phishing emails – how to spot them and what to do about them
This text message nearly got me – I couldn’t remember ordering anything so I checked with the lads – yep – it’s a scam.
If I had ordered anything from Parcelforce, they would already have all my details so there would be no need to enter any information in order to retrieve my parcel
If you had ordered something – you can always check by typing ‘parcelforce’ into Google and getting the real parcelforce website www.parcelforce.com
Which? Warn about scam phishing emails – scammers are getting more clever – and they can now replicate the sender email address so it looks like the message has come from a trusted source such as a bank or government domain. Watch out for warning signs:
- Is the email generic (not addressed to you personally)?
- Is it requesting personal information?
- Is it asking for a payment?
- Is it asking you to download a file?
- Is it asking you to click on a link?
You can hover over a link to see where it will take you and you can then see that it is a fake website.
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Published in the July edition of the Whitchurch Gossip