Be vigilant and know what's real and what's not. The online realm can be evil to users who are not in the know.
Twitter just reported yet another phishing scam that goes through the email inbox and informs the user that his Twitter account will be deleted without stating any reason.
Even if the email address reads email@example.com, perhaps you can think thoroughly as to why they will surprisingly delete your account. Such emails scare the most out of us, threatening us to lose one of our favorite social media channels. As such, the tendency is to click on a certain link to log in and try to "redeem" your account before it gets deleted. When you click on the link, it will ask you to enter personal details, unknowingly giving your password to the hackers.
Don't be scammed!
The next time to receive an email that seems to be a scam, report the fake email by doing the following:
- Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Delete the email from your inbox. Don't download any attachments from these emails.