Re: Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?


Gene
 

It will only tell you that if it comes from an address or an entity you know wouldn’t be sending you such a message.  Spammers can spoof any address they want.  They can make messages appear to come from the legitimate company and thus persuade people to click on a link or do what they want, thus the phishers will get personal information to use in some detrimental way. 
 
As I said in an earlier message, you can see the actual link, written out, that they want you to click on and determine if that link is legitimate.  It is important for people to know what can and can’t give you reliable information.  And even illegitimate links can appear very close to the real one so even if it looks right, be careful.  In general, any message dealing with something you didn’t do or request information about is spam.  If you have doubts, contact where the message came from to check and take no action until then.
 
Gene`

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?
 
Yo Grumpy,
 
Copy the, From field, and paste it into notepad to see who sent it, and that'll tell you for sure it's a scam / spam message.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 9:41 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?
 
Hello,


I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
which is absolutely not true. Never visited my Email provider's Web
site, and made No changes to my account.


So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
password? Or is it real.


And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
Company because they are closed for the week end.


Grumpy Dave


Dear dlh007@...,

You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
processed shortly.
If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
Cancel Deactivation
If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
all your email data will be lost.

Sincerely,
Your centurylink.net Internet Team





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