Yet another example in the long line of emails meant to scare you into clicking a link and giving away the keys to your kingdom... this one mimics notifications sent by some services that let you know when a different location has logged into your account. (Google does this, as does Dropbox, and some others.)
The main rule I always remind people of is that it's best to never click anything in an email you weren't expecting.
Aside from that, many of the phishing or scam emails will have telltale signs you can learn to watch for. In the above example, look at these three giveaways:
No spam filtering is ever 100% effective, since the more aggressive it is set, the more likely you are to have legit mail get flagged. As a result, the best protection you have from spammers and hackers is your own understanding and awareness. Being online is like going shopping in a strange city you've not been to before... you want to always be aware of your surroundings, and err on the side of caution.
Unless you prefer walking on the wild side.... lol
January 2, 2023 in Email, Security, Spam Hall of Shame.