Stay Vigilant Against Suspicious Emails:  Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

Have you received any suspicious emails recently, possibly asking you to reset your Office 365 password or requesting money?  Beware!  Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to deceive you.

It’s important to understand that cybercriminals often target people, not just systems.  To prevent yourself from falling victim to their schemes, it’s crucial to know what to look out for.  Here are some tips to help you stay safe:

  1. Scrutinize Every Email: Always approach emails with caution.  Even if the email appears to be from a known contact, take a moment to verify its legitimacy.  Cybercriminals often spoof email addresses to make their messages look like they come from someone you trust.
  2. Check the Sender’s Email Address:  Verify that the sender’s email address matches the one you have in your contacts.  Be particularly cautious if the email address looks suspicious or slightly altered from the original (e.g., an extra letter or a different domain).
  3. Beware of Unsolicited Offers: If an email contains an offer that seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Be wary of unexpected prizes, gifts, or opportunities that require you to provide personal information or payment details.
  4. Be Cautious with Attachments and Links: Do not open attachments or click on links in emails from unknown senders.  These can contain malware that can compromise your system.  If the email seems urgent and pressures you to act quickly, this is a red flag.
  5. Look Out for Urgency and Unusual Requests: Emails that create a sense of urgency or request sensitive information in unfamiliar formats should be treated with suspicion.  Cybercriminals often use these tactics to make you act without thinking.


If you ever receive an email that seems suspicious or out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to contact us.  We’re here to help you review the email and determine whether it’s safe.  Our team is dedicated to keeping you and your information secure.

Stay vigilant and proactive in protecting yourself from cyberthreats. Remember, it’s always better to be cautious and seek assistance if you’re unsure about an email.  Together, we can outsmart cybercriminals and keep your digital life safe.