Three ways to detect a phisherman
There are plenty of forged emails about.
Are the explanations of how to detect them clear enough for the average user?
Of do they just increase fear uncertainly & doubt?
Three ways I use to detect a forgery
- (a bit obvious) do you have an account with the organisation concerned?
- is the English rather crap (hackers aren’t very literate, even in their mother tongue)?
- (a dead give away) is the real address of the link nothing like the one it looks like? E.g https://www.halifax-online.co.uk/_mem_bin/formslogins.asp
is nothing like
left right-click on a link to find the “properties” and thus the real address)