- Be wary of unexpected emails. If you receive an email from an unknown sender or an unexpected email from a known sender, be cautious before clicking on any links or attachments.
- Verify the sender's identity. If you receive an email from a bank or other financial institution, for example, take a moment to verify that the email is legitimate by contacting the institution directly or visiting their website through a browser.
- Look for signs of a phishing email. Some indicators that an email may be a phishing attempt include poor grammar or spelling, a sense of urgency, or requests for personal information.
- Avoid clicking on links in emails from unknown senders. If you receive an email from an unknown sender that contains a link, it is best not to click on it.
- Use anti-virus software. Keep your anti-virus software up to date to protect against malware.
- Be careful with attachments. Be cautious when opening attachments, especially if they are from an unknown sender or if they are unexpected.