Folks, the scammers out there are getting quite polished in their fake emails, and this morning was another example that looked legitimate:
- Official logo
- Plausible subject line
- Used First name, but missed Last name
- Had an order ID #
- Dollar amount was plausible
So, what gave it away as a phishing scam?
- I never bought anything from Avast
- Email from address and reply address, firstname.lastname@example.org
- All of the links go to non-Avast addresses, like http://apps.uspsmaildelivery.net/inter/link.php?M=31547&N=6&L=10&F=H
Continue to be vigilant each day when reading email messages, because the phishing scammers want you to click a fake link, then trick you into typing your legitimate username and password, so that they can steal your digital identity on one or multiple web sites.
Remember, it’s a best practice to always use a unique password for each web site that you login to.