For steps you may take to protect yourself against phishing communications, consider these points:
- Review the content of the communication for generic greetings, spelling errors, and other indicators of suspicious activity.
- Verify the sender’s identify by carefully reviewing information like the email address or account that the communication is coming from. Consider whether you were expecting the communication or whether the communication was unsolicited.
- Do not click on any links accompanying the communication without ensuring that the communication is coming from a legitimate sender.
- If you are unsure if the communication is legitimate, contact the sender through phone or other methods of communication listed on reliable sources, like their official website. You may also contact an individual that you personally know from the organization of the sender.