Malicious email — warning signs

So, you’re careful when looking at your email inbox’s message list. You delete messages from strangers. You delete obvious promotions and ads. Yet, some messages appear okay. You open those messages. Here’re some things to check, as noted in a recent PC World “Three warning signs that email is malicious” article:

1. Dear customer
2. That link is crazy
3. It has an attachment

I see “Dear” spam every week. But checking any links in the body of a message is particularly important. While the text of a link may look valid, the actual link can be “crazy.” Lately I’ve seen quite a few TinyURL-style links in messages that cloak their malicious character. Just delete those messages!

So stay alert.