Here Are Some Important Indications To Detect Fakes Mails And Avoid Responding To It

Contributed By Naga Chiranji

General ga manaki chala mails osthu untayi , mari andulo fake mails/phishing mails kuda chala ne untayi, vaatitho paatu manam register ayina apps, sign up ayina websites nundi kuda mails osthu untayi . Nenu chusina chala live experiences tho ee article radhamu ani idhigo , ippudu ila mee munduki ocha… Endukantey manamu ah mails ni pattinchukokapothey parle, kaani respond avvadam, vaatilo cheppinavi cheyadam laantivi chesthe ne manaki problem. So, manam ippudu evi fake/phishing mails o , evi authorized mails o identify cheyadam ela anedhi nerchukundham.

1.    Check External Header  :

Miru eppudaina just at the top of the mail ,red color lo “This message is from an EXTERNAL SENDER” , “ Be CAUTIOUS , particularly with links & attachments “  ila eppudaina chusara? Miku kuda vache untayi. So Danni external tag antaru , ala red color lo cautious line ochinappudu , once or twice cross check chesaka kaani respond avvakudadhu.

And also gurthu pettukovalsindi entante ; external tag unna prathi mail fake/phishing(fraudulent) ani kaadhu , okavela ala untey inka migatha indications kuda check cheyyali .

2.    External Tag :

External Tag antey subject line lo braces lo osthu untadhi general ga . Example, Subject : [External Tag] Immediate Action Required… indulo braces lo undhi kadha adhe external tag. So, ala ochinappudu adhi evari nundi ochindi , manam ah mail kosam wait chesthunnama, mana friends or co-workers ki kuda ochindha ani cross check cheskovadam better.

3.    No Proper Ending:

Manaki ochina mail chivarlo  saraina ending lekunda untundhi. For example oka reputed company aithey chivarlo “ Thanks & Regards” or ilanti greetings or wishes cheppi proper ga end chestaru. Ala improper ending undhi antey kastha migatha anni indications kuda check chesthe saripothundhi.

4.    Grammar Mistakes / Spelling Errors:

Phishing mails lo manaki  maximum ee indication kanipisthundhi.  Email body lo unde matter ni manam careful ga chadivithey, andulo grammar mistakes or spelling mistakes tappakunda untayi . example ; enter ni entre , respond ni respnd ani rayadam.

5.    Emotional Motivation :

Idhi main indication annamata, miru eppudaina “You have WON the lottery”, “click and win 5 lakhs”, “Get FREE polo shirts”, “Offer only TODAY” ila manam emotional ga surrender ayyelaga manaki aasa petti , mails osthu untayi .  Alantivi ignore cheseyadam better, endukantey okka click tho 5 Lakhs evadenduku isthadu..? free ga enduku isthadu?

6.    Suspicious Links :

Links kaani , vaatitho ocche attatchments (pdfs, documents) kaani , emaina osthey assalu click cheyakapovadam better. Anumanaspadhamaina links /documents ni just ignore. Example ; Click here, take this survey, login to your account,  ila chala osthu untayi. Edhi padithey adhi click chesi mana account details pettakudadhu.

7.    Instant Action Required :

Manam okati gurthu pettukovalsindhi entantey, eh company /organization /institute/college ( be it any authorized one) manaki kontha time icchi finish cheyamantundhi . Like registration ki last date ivvadam , or ee work ee date lo gaa aipovaali ani cheppadam. Anthey kaani immediate ga register avvandi , sign up avvandi ani instant action kavali anaru . Ala annaru ankondi okasari friends/co-workers tho discuss cheyadam better , ledhaa alternative way edaina ah company /institute tho contact ayye support teams untey vallaki mail or call cheyadam better.

8.    Unknown Sender / With different Name :

Manaki teliyani sender name , teliyani organization name , or asalu sambandame lekunda vintha vintha names tho sender details untayi annamata. example ; Sharon.pxyz@ , alexfreeck123@ … Ila raka rakaalu ga untayi.

9.    Non- Standard Signature :

Okavela authorized signature gaani, signature kinda ah employee role gaani ila mention cheyaledante danni non-standard signature ani cheppochu.

 Example;

“Sheela

Chief Executive Officer “ ila undaali annamata..

Most importantly, job istham , ani mail chesthe confirmation lekunda respond avvakandi . Job kavalantey money pay cheyali ani kuda adugutharu. They are fake. Ila money kadithey job istharu ani pay chesi mosapoyina real incidents chala chusaanu. Anduke share cheskovali anipinchindi. But ye mail ayinaa sarey doubt ga anipisthey same mail ki respond avakunda vallani alternative way lo contact avvadam better.

Mari ee information miku entho kontha use avthadhi ankuntunnanu.  Late cheyakunda mi friends ki kuda ee information ni share cheseyandi .

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