An example of a phishing email:
A failed delivery notification from An Post (The Irish postal service)
Some reasons to be suspicious:
- The email system has flagged that the email appears to be junk. The technology doesn’t always get it right, but it is right more often than it is wrong.
- The sender’s email address is certainly not from a recognisable An Post email domain.
- You can’t se it here but he link behind the ‘Reschedule delivery’ button is not going to a recognisable An Post domain. [PS Unless you know
what you are doing, it’s best not to click the links to find out where they go]
- The message is stating two different reasons for the failed delivery – No safe place; VAT must be paid.
- The Sender’s name is ‘Anpost’, rather than An Post.
- There are no other links on the page, even when they mention a ‘Covid-19 page’ in the footer
- There is none of the usual legal disclaimer text at the bottom – e.g. contact details; registered office address etc.