Cyber Security Tip #13: How to spot a phishing email:
It could be a phishing email if…
There are misspelled words in the e-mail or it contains poor grammar.
The message is asking for personally identifiable information, such as credit card numbers, account numbers, passwords, PINs or Social Security Numbers.
There are “threats” or alarming statements that create a sense of urgency. For example: “Your account will be locked until we hear from you” or “We have noticed activity on your account from a foreign IP address.”
The domain name in the message isn’t the one you’re used to seeing. It’s usually close to the real domain name but not exact. For example:
Phishing website: www.regionsbanking.com
Real website: www.regions.com