Social Engineering Red Flags

Who Is the Email From?

Who Is the Email Addressed To? 

  • You were cc'd on an email, but don't recognize the other recipients.
  • The email was sent to an unusual mix of people.

Does the Email Contain Hyperlinks?

What Was the Email Subject?

  • The subject line is irrelevant or doesn't match the message content.
  • The email is asking for a response to something you never sent or requested.

What Was the Purpose/Content of the Email? 

  • The email contains compromising, threatening, or exploitative content.
  • The email contains multiple spelling errors, bad grammar, or illogical sentences.

What Time Was the Email Sent?

  • You received a routine email - but far outside normal business hours.

Did the Email Have Any Attachments?

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