Yes, you saw that correctly! Many spammers and malware issuers are purposely misspelling the domains that their emails come from. This allows them to look KIND OF like a big name company such as UPS or Amazon, but obviously they’re not! Unsuspecting users will just glance at the domain, and ignore the misspellings, assuming that the email MUST be from that big company, right??
Unfortunately, this is how viruses and spam processes are set in motion. The general rule of thumb is that if something seems misspelled or strange in any way, it’s safer to delete that email immediately!
It’s super-important to know that no bank or government entity will send you an email saying they need to confirm your account information, and ask you to login to confirm it. More than likely, you’ll be taken to some web page that may LOOK like it’s the right place, but is just a way to phish for your secure information. Look at the domain (www.blah.com) of the page you’re on. If it’s not immediately recognizable as a valid company website, just close your browser and delete the email. Better yet, just don’t click the link and open that page at all! Delete the email, and be safe!
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