VIII. How do I get phished and how do I prevent it?
There's many ways to get phished. Mainly they disguise themselves as a site that looks the same as the real site (Check that URL before entering your information!), they will also disguise themselves as emails that look like their from the site but aren't (Such as GameMastersAeria@hotmail.com
, etc) so, just be careful with what you click on in your inbox. (Some emails may even look legit because they will have a @aeria. so, just be careful)
Ways to spot a spoofed email:
Subject: CONGRATS! You've won 1 million AP!
We have randomly selected you to win 1 MILLION AP!!!! Congratulations! Unfortunately our AP rewarding system is currently down. So, we will need your account information to manually put the AP on your account. We're sorry for the inconvenience but it's the only way we can get your AP at the moment.
Obviously the first sign of a phishing email is the title. Why would they randomly select you without any notification on the site that they were going to. Why so much AP? etc.
Second, is the email (AeriaAdmins@hotmail.com) Aeria doesn't use Hotmail accounts. They use @aeria (but it's still possible to get a phishing email from a account that's from @aeria. There's way to get an email (they'd be fake) to any site. I could be firstname.lastname@example.org
if I wanted to.)
Third, is the message and how they ask for your account information. NEVER will any staff of Aeria ask for your log in details. Never.