What is email spoofing?
Spoofing is when an email which has been sent to someone by a specific person where the details have been disguised to hide the actual details from who the email was sent.
If you receive an email sent to yourself from yourself or if someone receives an email from you where you have not sent the actual email yourself. Or even you receiving an email form a friend or company where the email hasn’t even been sent by them.
How to protect myself against email spoofing?
– If you receive a spoofed email and it seems to be from someone you know, send them a separate email or contact them through an alternate method (phone, secondary email) and confirm that they’ve sent the original email.
– If the email asks you to log into a website, don’t click on the link embedded in the email. Browse to the website by typing its original address and check to see if a similar notification has appeared in your account.
– Please make sure you have anti-malware and web protection software active and up to date. Most antivirus solutions have tools to detect online scams.
– If you are sceptical about an email you received and it has a strange attachment or links embedded in the email, don’t click on links or attachments until you verify the identity of the sender.