We are receiving regular reports that people are being sent e-mails purporting to come from VB-Airsuspension. The sending of fake e-mails is called ‘phishing’ because the sender is ‘fishing’ for your personal details. The intention is to dupe you into giving out your personal or financial details or account information.
Fake e-mails are becoming ever more convincing, making them more difficult to distinguish from the real thing. This is incredibly frustrating for us but, of course, there is nothing we can do to prevent it. For that reason, we have put together some tips and pointers to make it easier for you to identify what is real and what is fake.
Points to watch out for:
- Check the sender of the e-mail: if the e-mail address looks suspicious or does not correspond to the content of the e-mail, you can assume it is spam. Example: you receive an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org and the content of the e-mail is to do with your Microsoft account. At the very least, the e-mail address should be email@example.com.
- Check the e-mail for linguistic, spelling and grammar mistakes: it is safe to assume that major corporations (like Microsoft, banks, etc.) would not send out e-mails that contain spelling mistakes.
- You are told to act urgently If you receive an e-mail in which you are asked to transfer money urgently, provide your details or click on a link where you have to enter your details, you can assume it is spam.
- Doesn't feel right? If you weren't expecting an e-mail from us, ask someone else at your workplace to take a look at it too, or contact us if you have received a suspect e-mail purporting to come from VB-Airsuspension.
- Always be on your guard if you are asked about your personal details, passwords or financial matters.
Watch the videos below for further advice and information:
We hope this gives you a few tips and pointers to help in the fight against cyber-crime.