Spot Email Scams: 5 Easy Steps To Avoid Phishing Tricks

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TLDR: Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, with an estimated 88.5 million individuals falling victim to cybercrime globally. The cost of these attacks can be significant for businesses, with data breaches alone costing an average of $4.35 million per breach in 2022. Phishing emails, which trick individuals into revealing sensitive information, are one common form of cybersecurity attack. To help protect against phishing emails, individuals should follow five steps: check the email address, look for tell-tale signs of phishing, hover over links to verify their legitimacy, stop and verify suspicious emails, and take necessary security precautions such as reporting concerns to IT departments and remaining vigilant when downloading software or accessing websites.

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