One of the most common causes of virus attack that requires you to seek professional computer repair are scam emails. These emails appear like the same emails that you receive in any normal day. Their only difference is they have a link inside, which when clicked will allow a virus to access your computer.
These scam emails appear like ordinary emails so that you will surely open them. If they look suspicious, you would definitely think twice in opening them. But if they look a lot like any ordinary email you receive and read every day, you are more than likely to open the message and even click on the link.
Some of these scam emails include messages from a prince or a CEO of a certain company informing you that you won some lottery or draw. Another one is an email from someone who got robbed while vacationing in a different country writing to ask money from you to be able to go back home.
It’s important that you know how to identify these scam emails to protect your files from being corrupted and your data from being stolen. On the other hand, scammers are continuously developing and coping with the changes in information technology. They continue to change their ways until they find a method that successfully entices people to open their emails and click on their links.
To help you identify which of the emails you receive everyday will cause you to call computer repair assistance, here are some of the common strategies and methods that today’s scammers implement.
- Knowledge of your personal accounts
Some of the scam emails will tell you something about updating your account or will ask you to confirm a change in the account’s email address. Scammers know that a majority of the population have an account with FedEx or American Express. They use this knowledge to send a generic email to inform the recipient about changes made in their account. If you received this email, you would, naturally, want to learn more and, therefore, open the email. There, you’ll find a link that you will need to click to settle the problem. For those who don’t have an account with FedEx or American Express, most of them will still want to open the email and follow the link to clear the misunderstanding that they have an account.
- Not so genuine legitimacy and credibility
To make the email seem more legit and credible, scammers go to the lengths of using real brand names and their logos and taglines. They get hold of all the marketing material of a certain brand name they are impersonating or affiliating with and include them in the email. Most people don’t pay attention to these little details but seeing it there, people are most likely to believe everything that is said in the email and do what is asked, which is basically to click and follow the link. Look at all the details and logos inside the email and determine whether they are actually from the brand or just copied from the internet. This will save you the trouble of seeking professional computer repair assistance.
- Convincing call-to-action
Scam emails always have a form of call-to-action at the end of their email. And this often involves clicking on a link they have provided. Some of these call-to-action statements previously include “buy now”, “click here”, or “follow the link for more information.” Scammers include these call-to-action statements as their last attempt to prompt you to click on their link so they can access your files and computers through a virus attack.
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