Scam/bogus/nonsense emails are becoming more and more common.

They often arrive in your INBOX, masquerading as an urgent message from a company that you do business with or a friend/family member that you care about.

But before you get lured into their “B.S.”, take a deep breath and consider TWO things:

  1. Look at the email address that the message is coming from. Does it match up with the company that they are purporting to be writing from? Or is it something completely different? If it’s an email message from your friend, double-check to see if the email address matches up with the one in your address book.
  2. Are there spelling and grammatical mistakes in the email message?

If the answer is YES to either or BOTH of the questions above, then it’s probably fair to conclude that this email is not what it purports to be. Instead, it’s scam/bogus/nonsense.

So go ahead and just delete it.

If you really want to make sure, call the company or friend that the email is coming from and verify the contents of the message.

Of course, don’t use the telephone number in the email message – that’s a scam/bogus/nonsense too.

Use the telephone number that you find printed on the last paper bill from the company or from your personal address book.

Scammers are getting sneakier and sneakier everyday.

I hope this short write-up will help you avoid falling into one of their traps.