Email Tip

How do you tell if a message is hoax or fraudulent?

  • Do a quick web search or check out sites such as Snopes. Snopes lists a lot of emails that are commonly passed around and will list why it is false and sometimes the origin or the small truth that started it all.
  • The email asks you to forward it to all of your friends or a certain number of people in a certain amount of time.
  • There are a lot of misspellings or punctuation where there should be none (L I K E.This).
  • Typos in URLs easily overlooked (like micosoft.com)
  • It is from a company or bank that you don’t do business with.
  • It is asking you to verify bank account numbers or passwords.
  • If it sounds too good to be true it most likely is.

These are just a few tips, but if you have even the smallest of question on an email, delete it or contact the Helpdesk for further assistance.

Author: lucrecia chandler

ITSM & Communications Manager for IT@Sam