How can I recognise a phishing email?

How can I recognise a phishing email?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students

Fraudulent emails are not normally addressed to you personally

All the fraudsters know is your email address. 

It may be addressed to 'Dear Valued Customer' or something equally vague.

Legitimate companies will never ask you to update any information by email.

 

Many spam emails contain malicious links.  You should still be extremely vigilant when clicking on links embedded within any emails.
 
You can check links within emails before clicking by hovering your mouse over them. The URL will then pop up next to the link or at the bottom left hand corner of your screen. If you don’t recognise the URL don’t follow the link!
 
 
 
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