By most accounts, phishing attacks are not only becoming increasingly common — they’re also getting much more sophisticated. But while anyone can be targeted by a phishing account, not everyone has to be a victim of the scam. Keeping a few things in mind when you receive an unsolicited communication can go a long way in keeping you — and your sensitive information — safe from scammers.
Just take a look at a recently discovered phishing scam sent to iDrop News from a reader named Jenni, who provided screenshots of the email which are spread out over the following pages.
It seems like a newer phishing attack, but it relies on age-old social engineering tactics. But it also serves as a good opportunity to go over the steps of spotting a phishing attack. While phishing attacks and other malicious scams can be very sophisticated and appear to be legitimate, there are usually some telltale signs that give them away. Use the right arrow to learn 5 Ways to Spot an ‘Apple’ Phishing Email So You Don’t Get Scammed.