Do you know the warning signs to look for?

Take a look at the email example and fake text message below.

Click on the information icons to reveal the warning – and see if you spotted it, too.

If you see one or more of these red flags, contact the organization the sender claims to be from to help confirm the legitimacy of the email or text message. Do this by using a phone number or email you found through a trusted source for the organization. Do not use phone numbers or email addresses included in the suspicious message.

Cyber Aware has more detailed explanations and examples to help you identify possible warning signs in email and text messages on these pages: