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    Chill IT - Protect yourself from scammers

    In today’s digital landscape, phishing emails represent a substantial hazard to online security. These deceptive messages have the sole purpose of tricking individuals into divulging confidential information, ranging from login details to financial data. A recent phishing campaign has emerged, mimicking a well-known domain registration and hosting provider, with a focus on domain renewal scams. This incident underscores the critical need for heightened awareness and caution when encountering unexpected emails.

    Recognising Phishing Attempts

    Phishing emails often mimic legitimate companies, utilising similar logos, language, and formatting. However, there are telltale signs that can help you identify a phishing attempt:

    • Check the sender’s email address: It may contain misspellings or use a domain that closely resembles the real one but with subtle differences.
    • Look for generic greetings: Phishing emails often use non-personalized salutations like \”Dear Customer.\”
    • Inspect the links: Hover over any links in the email (without clicking) to see if they direct you to suspicious web addresses.
    • Be wary of urgent or threatening language: Phishers commonly create a sense of urgency to provoke quick action without thinking.
    • Notice poor spelling and grammar: Professional companies typically ensure their communications are error-free.

    Steps to Take if You Receive a Phishing Email

    • You can report potential phishing scams on the Scamwatch website if you think you have been sent a fraudulent email. The website also has information on how to file a report and where to get help.
    • Report the email to your IT department or the company being impersonated.
    • Do not click on any links or download attachments.
    • Do not provide any personal information.
    • Delete the email immediately to prevent accidental interaction.
    • Verify any requests for action by contacting the company directly through official channels.

    Awareness is the key to protecting yourself from phishing attacks. Take a moment to scrutinise emails requesting personal information or action regarding account details. When in doubt, reach out directly to the company for confirmation. By staying informed and cautious, we can collectively reduce the impact of these malicious attempts.

    Chill IT recommends working with a reliable IT provider to manage your vital business domain, other license renewal and web hosting. This can lower the chance of phishing attacks pretending to be your domain, license reseller or web hosting provider. By outsourcing this task, you can have peace of mind that you are protected by skilled professionals who are experts in online security for taking care of essential subscription renewals for you.

    For any issues related to cybersecurity, please contact us by phone on 1300 796 246 or by filling out the form below:

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