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Tips to Identify Phishing Mails and Stay Safe for Net Banking

Phishing EmailsThis article is really useful to prevent yourself from phishing emails. It shows you how you can stay safe while using internet banking. These days so many phishing emails come from unknown or even known (with different website url) sources that ask you to either click a fraud website link or enter your user name and password on a fraud website page. To make you all aware and what to keep in mind while treating such emails, we have list of tips that help you to be cautious.

Let’s first understand what is phishing?
Phishing is an act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The Web site, however, is bogus and set up only to steal the user’s information.

  • Find Out Who the Email is Really From
    • Even if an email might appear to have come from someone you know, a social networking site, a company you deal with or from your bank or financial institution, check it carefully as it may be a fraudulent one. Never click on links or fill an online form with user name and password if it asks in an email to do so.
  • Verify Spellings and Subject Lines
    • Spelling mistakes are a good way to detect fraudulent mails. Be extra cautious as the name in the ‘From’ field can easily be duplicated.
  • Check Website Address and Email Links to See if Legitimate
    • If the padlock icon in the address bar is missing or the spelling in the address bar is incorrect, you may be on a fake website. Beware of duplicate links in emails which seem to be go to the actual site, but could direct you to a fake website created to look exactly like the original one.
  • Beware of Emails Received at a Different Email Address
    • If the message you receivee is to an address that was not the one you provided to the company, it is a red flag.
  • Check Carefully if an Email Requires You to Respond Immediately
    • If an email conveys a sense of urgency and attempts to make you divulge personal details online, it could be a fraud attempt.
  • Be Cautious of Attachments
    • In case of attachments from unknown and unverified sources it is best, never to open them.
  • Beware of Emails Asking for Confidential Information
    • Banks never ask for confidential information online. If you receive an email from your bank asking for confidential banking details such as PIN, password, account number, credit card number or CVV number, report it to the bank customer contact center immediately.

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