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Author Topic: [EDU] Beware phishing emails!  (Read 262 times)
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April 08, 2014, 03:03:39 PM

In light of recent Scam Accusations concerning phishing emails I will make a quick tutorial on how to check whether an email is phishing:

a) If the email is marked as Spam it is most likely a phishing email.
b) If you have not signed up to a certain service but receive an email about it, it is also most likely a phishing email.
c) If you are unsure, follow these steps (using gmail as an example):

Click the following buttons (arrow then "Show Original"):

This will bring up a page with all of the email's information. At the top of the page, the email headers are present. Check the top addresses for any suspicious addresses that are un-related to whatever your email refers to (i.e In general you'll want to see the "return-path".

Return-Path: <URL here> is what will be shown in the header. Some sites may use amazon for e-mail processing so check what the email hyperlinks to also by hovering over any links or buttons to check the real URL it goes to, but in general if it comes from a site that's clearly not the site it claims to be, it's a phishing email.

I'm dabbling in Bitcointalk again - I won't be making trades with people. If I try to trade with you, ask for a signature from my address 171717... which I have had control of since about 2015. If I can't provide it, I might have been hacked.
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