Things to look for to verify if the email is a phishing email:
- Spelling errors and bad grammar
- Odd formatting (e.g., incorrect use of capital letters or punctuation)
- No real person's name included in either the greeting or signature of the email
- A return or reply-to email address that is not from the stated company. You can view "full headers" to see what is listed as the actual return address.
- If a password is being requested, you know the email is not legitimate. No legitimate business will ever request your password.
- No mention of a phone number to call or person to contact
- Deleting an account due to lack of response or reaching a "quota"
Last Modified on April 9, 2014