HOW TO AVOID, RECOGNISE AND REPORT SCAM EMAIL
This unrecognized activity is called phishing. Phishing is a special kind of
social engine attack where people use means to steal data base from
people by requesting for social account details and credit card number.
Several hackers have discovered new styles to get information from
people / phishing. Some come with similar site you are familiar with.
Some may send you text messages that look like your bank email while
some may use a family email, to text you a message requesting for your
However, identifying phishing Email can be very difficult and logical.
That is why you need to pay attention to people’s experiences and
ways to identity this email.
HOW TO IDENTITY SCAM /PISHING EMAILS
Phishing tricks are very tactical. If you want to identity their email, pay
keen attention to your personal information. Some phishing email
include producing the following information
USER NAMES & PASSWORDS
Some application or sites always want you to register with your email
and password. Some will indicate you provide your email pass word. Be
careful because many of those apps might be a phishing trap to get
Some phishing or unrecognized email may ask you for your bank
details. These are easy way to know they are scam. Your bank will not
request for your bank details so if you get a call or email stating or
asking for your bank details, simply know that is scam.
CREDIT CARD DETAILS
On your credit card are some i6 digits and date of expiration and a 3
digit number. If any email or text sent to you request that you provide
this details, simply avoid message. Do not respond.
MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME
This detail is one detail a scammer needs to get access to your details. If
any email request for your mother’s name, then quickly ignore message
as it may be an indirect way of getting your bank detail.
DATE OF BIRTH
Without your date of birth details, a scammer will not have access to
your personal details. Debunk any message asking for your date of
HOW TO AVOID PHISHING EMAIL/UNRECOGNISED EMAIL
o Be careful anytime you receive an email demanding for your
personal account details. Do not reply or send any details without
confirming if it is real or not.
o Don't click any link you are not sure of until it is proven real.
o If the email sender had an email address, report the email Abuse
to Google or yahoo.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PHISHING EMAIL/ATTACKS.
There are steps to protect yourself from phishing attack some of the
1. Protect your computer/phone by using security software.
2. Use multi factor authentication
3. Update mobile phone software
4. Protect your data by backing it up.
HOW TO REPORT PHISHING
There are ways to report phishing emails and text message. Carefully
provide all the necessary details you responded with to. Only provide
true information to the anti-phishing links. There are other steps to
take. And they are;
STEP 1: Forward email to FTC: spam@uceyou. Or report phishing
STEP 2: Text spam to 7726
STEP 3: Report the email/ text to FTCT