How Can You Tell if an email is Safe?
Hovering over links before you Click
How can you tell if an email is safe? Even if you catch red flags in an email, such as typos or poor grammar, an urgent demeanor, or even a spoofed domain, how can you truly decipher the safety of an email?
An immediate step you can take is to watch out for one of the most critical tell-tale signs of a phishing email—a mismatched or fake URL.
Why is hovering important? What can it do for you?
When you hover, check for the following to ensure you’re staying safe and secure:
If you notice anything about the email that alarms you, do not click links, open attachments, or even reply. If everything seems okay, but you’re still not sure–verify! Ask your IT team or leadership if the email is legitimate before proceeding.
Remember, you are the last line of defense to prevent cyber criminals from succeeding and making you or your company susceptible to an attack.