Fake Email is a simple method of scam exploited by hackers and even ordinary people. In this method, fraudsters, by sending fake emails in the form of the original emails of the victim, cause users to exchange information with hackers instead of communicating with qualified individuals. This method is especially important when serious information such as bank information, important administrative documents, transactions with foreign companies, exchange of currency, etc are exchanged via email. Hackers can easily access such valuable information. Specifically, emails that target financial fraud from the user are called scam.
Scam emails generally attempt to signal the belief in hacking a system or account, winning the lottery, transfer inheritance, and in general, any case which has financial gain. Some of these emails ask the user for a ransom and threatens to disclose his information if he does not pay the ransom. Generally, such emails contain threats, pressures, and ransom requests. Here is an example of these emails:
To be more reliable, the email may be referred to one of the passwords used by the user. This password usually occurs by disclosing the account information created on the user's site. Thus, with the probability of having the same password, the probability of user deception increases. Such emails are sent by fraudsters to the millions of people around the world every day, with the probability of a successful blackmail. Also, in some cases, such as winning the lottery, the user is asked to pay some money then receive his prize. Such promises are false and no amount is not pay into the user account. These emails may contain malware-infected files that the user is persuaded to open an infected file and thus infect the system.
Methods to deal with Scam Emails
The best way to deal with this type of email is to deal with them with caution. use strong passwords to increase the security of your organizational email account,and change it within a specified time period. Also, the failure to use organizational e-mail for non-organizational activities, such as creating an account on other sites with corporate email, can prevent disclosure of the user account name of the organization's email account and prevent such emails.