'I’m writing this to illustrate that the best phishing attacks will look very convincing. Often people are told to watch out for poor grammar and formatting to protect against phishing. This will work in some cases, but not in cases like the one I’m about to show. Sophisticated scammers use good English and pattern-match with legitimacy.'
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Here is an example of how scammers will try to persuade you to part with a smalller amount of money in return for a significant amount.
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Each year in the UK more than three million people lose hundreds, or thousands, of pounds when they become victims of scams.
This costs UK consumers £3.3 billion a year, though it's estimated that just 5% are reported (Citizens Advice Bureau, 2014).
Many scammers operate online using bogus emails, so what can you do to make sure you don't become an online crime statistic?