There are a number of signs you can use to help you tell whether an how to tell if an email is from a scammer or not. These include spelling and grammar mistakes, an unusual sender name and a strange email address.
Spelling and Grammar:
Legitimate companies follow strict email etiquette and don’t jeopardise their reputation with badly written messages. So, if an email has many spelling or grammatical errors (marked with red underlines), it’s a sign that the message is likely to be fraudulent.
The Ultimate Guide to Identifying Scam Emails
A common tactic for scammers is to spoof what they think is a genuine email address by making it look similar to the official address of the company. So, if you see an email that looks like it’s from Apple, but has many spelling and grammatical errors in it, it’s most likely fake.
Phishing emails are one of the most common types of email scams. These are aimed at stealing your personal details – including passwords, credit card information and bank account numbers – by sending you to a malicious website that looks like a replica of a legitimate company’s site.
This is a hidden field in emails that lets you see where the message came from. It’s easy to forge the return-path in a phishing email, so make sure to check it.