We’ve all heard, and seen, scam emails that purport to come from a legitimate source, but are truly just a means to get the recipient to open an attachment, or click a link, that is infected with a virus. It seems the perpetrators are getting better and better at making the emails appear credible. The newest target is state and federal courts. Read more.
A couple of quick tips to identify these fraudulent emails – look for typos. You will often find grammatical errors and typos in fraudulent messages. Also, take a look at the sender’s email address. A generic email address is often a tell-tale sign it’s a fake. And if in doubt, contact the sender via their published number (not the information that may be contained in the questionable email).