These messages are examples of phishing attacks. Phishing attacks use spoofed emails and fake web sites to fool the recipients into divulging personal information such as usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, ID numbers, etc.
If you happened to get ‘hooked’ by one of these messages, you should change your password immediately and contact the SevenC Service Desk.
- Bank notices
- Email password changes
- Security notices
- Shipping notices
- Software updates
- Order confirmations
- …and more!
- Asks you to divulge personal information
- Isn’t personalized (uses generic greetings such as ‘Dear Customer’ or your email address)
- Asks you to open or download an attachment
- Has links that don’t match what is displayed (when you hover over the link with your mouse)
- Has a false sense of urgency
- Is poorly written
The easiest way to protect yourself is to never respond to anyone who asks for personal information by email, even it is from a seemingly legitimate source.