Top Five Helpful Ways To Protect Yourself From Email Scams

Like you, I am also receiving suspicious e-mails in my inbox. I am very careful about this because I do not want myself to get into scams. To help us protect ourselves from e-mail scams, I am sharing with you some tips on how to recognize and guard from scam e-mails. Be aware. Be cautious.

1. Be wary of e-mails asking for your personal information.

Any e-mail asking for your name, birth date, e-mail username, e-mail password, or any other type of personal information, no matter who the e-mail appears to be from, is almost certainly a scam.

If you have any reason to believe it may be legitimate, do not reply to the e-mail or click any hyperlinks; instead copy and paste the web URL or go to that company's website for contact information. Don't hesitate to contact the company's support channel to confirm legitimacy.

2. Carefully read e-mails that appear suspicious.

E-mails that are poorly worded, have typos, or have phrases such as "this is not a joke" or "forward this message to your friends" are generally scam e-mails.

3. Protect your Hotmail password. Create a strong password

4. Take action!

If you think someone has accessed your e-mail account, that the sign-in page looks fraudulent, or you receive a suspicious e-mail that tries to confirm a password change you didn't authorize, change your password immediately.

5. Help us identify new scams. "Report phishing scam". Whatever you do, do not reply back to the sender.

I hope this is of great help and if there is something you would like to add, feel free to share.

Source, Windows Hotmail Team


Toni said...

Great info!!! Thanks for sharing!

Lee said...

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Lee said...

@toni, ruth, myraine
thank you.yes we better be aware of this information so that we won't be fooled by scam emails.

i added u already nah april

Imelda said...

thanks for theis very informative tips . . . .