Phishing Email Examples

Message From HR

MessageFromHR This email has these red flags:

  1. Poorly written with punctuation errors
  2. Unfamiliar sender email address
  3. A link to a strange URL

Final Warning from IT

FinalWarningFromIT This email has these red flags:

  1. Poorly written with punctuation errors
  2. Unfamiliar sender email address
  3. A link to a strange URL
  4. Threatening or urgent tone
  5. Asks you to validate your account by clicking a link, which the Mount does not do


Credit Card Limit Reached

CreditCardLimitReached This email has these red flags:

  1. Unfamiliar sender email address
  2. An attachment
  3. Threatening or urgent tone by saying you have reached your limit
  4. Not initiated by you, or unexpected


Help Desk Validation

helpdeskvalidate5 This email has these red flags:

  1. Poorly written
  2. Unfamiliar sender email address
  3. Link to a strange URL
  4. Requests account validation by clicking a link, which the Mount does not do


Act Now to Avoid Email Loss

ActNow

This email has these red flags:

  1. Poorly written
  2. Unfamiliar sender email address, with a fake Help Desk email account
  3. Requests account validation by replying to the email
  4. Asks for personal information