Many scammers target business workers – perhaps they have more money to steal or perhaps are an easier target if they don’t expect phishing email at work.
But all medium/large businesses and many small businesses train their staff on how to spot phishing attempts.
“Approval Submittal for Vacations on 10/26/2022” is a good title to attract attention. The date format is American and very few other countries use that format of month-day-year so anyone else should immediately spot this is fake.
The email has a series of notes explaining about vacation policy and differences with ‘terminated’ employees and new starters.
But the main point of the email is to get you to click the link which looks like a holiday check document and it has the domain name of the radio station in it to make the link look genuine.
But it’s just fake of course.
How can we tell
- The date format is American
- We have never worked with the sender’s fake company name
- We don’t send out such messages as there is no HR computer system
- There’s no name at the bottom of the email
- The link is faked as hovering over it shows it goes to a completely different URL.
- And so on
If you have any experiences with these scams do let me know, by email.