Despite the increasing development of messaging applications of all kinds (of which, for example, WhatsApp is the most relevant emblem), e-mail is still today a very valid means of communication, especially for more formal conversations, perhaps in work or related areas. to education. This address is also essential for subscribing to platforms and services of all kinds, and it is precisely for this reason that we must always be attentive to the emails that arrive every day.
In fact, although very important messages and communications arrive daily, some of these are nothing more than attempts at spam, phishing, or scams; what unites this type of communication is a bogus e-mail address, often difficult to distinguish from those of the original services. Let’s see what to do to recognize a fake email, in order to keep you always vigilant about the security of your digital data.
Why am I getting fake emails?
Raise your hand if you have not received a questionable e-mail message in your life at least once, both for the subject of the e-mail and perhaps for what concerns the sender’s address itself.
Perhaps you were also able to promptly notify the falsity of that particular communication, which was probably nothing more than an attempt at scam or phishing. In this regard, also look at what email spam is and how to prevent or fight it.
So why are fake emails coming in?
There is no single answer to this question, but indeed the explanations relating to the existence of these fictitious messages are the most disparate.
As already mentioned, one of the main purposes of this type of communication is phishing; this phenomenon is none other than the technique through which, by sending certain information and links via email, the recipient “takes the bait” by clicking on those links which are then found to be harmful to their safety and privacy.
Sometimes these are attempts aimed at extorting only some personal data (for example personal data), other times the purpose is to perhaps trace the credentials of our online current accounts, in such a way as to steal money in the shortest possible time.
Obviously, to make the message as truthful as possible, these bad guys, first of all, adopt addresses very similar to those of large companies or companies (for example, just changing a few letters), and the communication that arrives is based on psychological techniques derived from situations of danger or urgency.
In conclusion, even the most security-conscious users can be subjected to unwanted emails of any kind; even if you do not enter your e-mail address when registering for the most disparate online services, this may not translate into immunity from this type of massage. This happens because very often there are thefts of sensitive data online, which at best only concern your email address.