With the use of the internet, you can communicate with others and one of the ways is through email. Did you recently receive an email coming from an organization which asks for your personal information? If yes, it is very much important that you do not reply to this email or do what the content of the email is asking you to do.
The first thing that you need to do to ensure that the email is from a legitimate source is to check its email address. Usually, legitimate email addresses have their own company name. The format of an email address goes like this firstname.lastname@example.org. If the company name is from a public email provider then you should be very careful since anyone who has access to the internet can create this email address.
Usually, phishing emails ask for your password, username, credit card information, bank details, personal information, and many more. With this reason, it is important that you do not provide any of your information to this email if you do not want to be a victim of identity theft. Yes, identity thieves are using email messages to gain information of their victims. If you will fall for this trap, you might suffer the effects of being a victim of such cybercrime.
You can report phishing email messages to your email provider so that by the time that you receive another one, it will go directly to the trash folder instead of your inbox. You may also want to delete these emails immediately to avoid confusion.
As a tip to a safer online experience, you should keep your email account clean by removing all of the unnecessary emails coming from strangers. You can select them all in one time and then click delete. They will all go to the trash folder.