Phishing: Know Bait When You See It
On a computer, you can check this by hovering over the link with your mouse to verify that the link directs to the same site the email came from.
Spelling errors – Hackers might not have a budget for proofreaders. Most companies do.
Low Resolution Images – Scammers usually create fake sites quickly with stolen images. If the logo or text is not crisp and clean, this is an important clue that the site could be phony.
Numerous Recipients – If the email went to other people on the “to” line, watch out. Most companies, including AT&T, send your emails to you and nobody else. And if you cannot see who the email went to at all – or the “to” and “from” are the same – that is also a warning flag.
These things don’t automatically mean the message is a ‘phishing’ attempt, and not all phishing attempts will have these signs. That’s why it’s important to keep your eyes open and be careful any time you get an email, text or phone call asking for information, or instructing you to click or go to another web site.