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Many businesses don’t realise that there are technical solutions such as DMARC that can prevent fraudulent emails being sent from their domains in the first place. If this is done properly, then educating employees about potential spoof emails becomes a secondary priority.

Once you’ve got your DMARC compliance in place, it can still be helpful to educate your employees about common email phishing scams, in case they do come across a fraudulent email (in all likelihood, it won’t be from your domain).

What do phishing scams look like?

There are several common phishing scams, which can include things such as:

  • Asking you to click on a link and download a malicious file onto your computer.
  • Sending you an email notifying you of an outstanding invoice – and then a link where you can click to pay it. Clicking on this link takes you to an illegitimate site where scammers can gather your personal information and access your bank accounts.
  • The email sender telling you that one of your accounts has been compromised, and then asking you to log in and reset your password, fill in your information and resubmit it.
  • Pretending to be one of your vendors and asking you to confirm your credit information before they can release or deliver an order.
To read the full article and learn more about what you should do if you receive a suspicious email, click here.