Scamming/Phishing is a massive issue globally for individuals and businesses alike. In 2014 alone, Microsoft estimated that such scams cost the world a whopping $4 billion annually! Each day, scammers and spammers send out millions of fake emails, pretending to be legitimate companies in the hope that just one person will:
- Click the attached link (every click is tracked) this means you and your email address will be an easy target for future attacks/scammers
- Fill out a form with your email and password - these details may unlock other accounts (e.g. your email account, social media/Paypal etc) allowing future scams.
- Reveal their credit card details
- Click a link that takes you to another scam page, where the scammer generates a lead and then earns a commission from a 3rd party etc.