Phishing is one of the most common forms of online fraud often used to steal your identity. The essence of this cybercrime lies in the fact that attackers can redirect the user to a fake site, where you enter the username and password for your account. And then, your account will be intercepted, and your funds will be transferred to the scammers' accounts. In this case, it is extremely difficult to return the stolen money, and financial organizations often blame the users themselves, saying that they needed to be more careful.

Why phishing is dangerous

Absolutely all phishing tricks are based on the power of psychology, namely the natural reaction of a person, the craving for everything new and exciting. If you receive a message with an intriguing subject from a well-known recipient (bank or payment system), then you often try to find out the details. And one of the things that help fraudsters is getting their hands on one single email, which is the main field for them to attack your funds since all your bank and payment accounts are linked to one mail. Read more about phishing and the most common phishing tricks in these articles:

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A tip from Crypto G Mail:

Separate important and junk mail. For important services like payment systems and banks, use separate email addresses (preferably different for each), and get a separate mailbox for correspondence and business letters. For all other purposes, use temporary email services provided by Crypto G Mail.

Crypto G Mail will reliably protect your mailbox

Forget about the chances of getting dangerous spam and phishing emails to try to get near your money. And even if such phishing emails are sent to you, they will not be sent to your primary mail, but to a temporary Crypto G Mail address.

Everything described above is the first barrier to phishing emails. However, there is still the possibility of receiving and accidentally opening a malicious email. Therefore, the second barrier is yourself. You need to carefully sort your mail and not fall for the tricks of scammers.

Here are the golden rules you need to follow for phishing protection:

  • When you receive any suspicious email, do not rush to do what it asks you to do.
  • Avoid suspicious emails with Crypto G Mail.
  • Pay attention to the details of the email like vague phrases, inaccurate design and loose markup. It all can warn you that you have received a phishing email.
  • If this message is from your bank or payment system and contains some exciting news (for instance, that you won a million), you can contact them using the official contact information and find out if this is really so.
  • Go to important sites not by following a link in an email, but type the site’s address in the address bar manually.