Do you sometimes receive strange emails or even text messages? Then in many cases they have been sent by cybercriminals. They are trying to steal important information or access to your bank details.
Always be vigilant about which links you click on and protect your login information. Online criminals sometimes go to great lengths to steal your data. Some messages look exactly real and sometimes seem to be sent by someone or an authority you trust.
Cybercriminals are also eagerly taking advantage of the corona situation to trap people and businesses. Do you receive mail, text or Whatsapp messages regarding premiums or tax refunds? Then be critical and do not open them. Some messages seem to come from government services, banks or official bodies. Always remember that they never communicate through these channels and that they only request information through official, secure communication channels.
We would also like to give you a few tips:
- Phishing messages usually come unexpectedly and for no reason.
- The language is compelling or wants to make you curious.
- They sometimes contain language errors or are not professionally formatted.
- A vague title of address or your email address as an address can be suspicious.
- Unknown senders or incorrect email addresses should get your attention.
- Does the message contain a link? Don't just click! Hover your mouse over the link without clicking. Now the full URL will appear. Does it look weird? Suspicious!
- Messages that end up in your Spam/Junk folder should definitely be distrusted.
Conclusion: Do you doubt the authenticity of an email or message? Delete it!