Unfortunately, fraudulent emails are the order of the day. How you can recognize these and protect yourself from them can be read in the following article.
While cheap fake emails can be easily recognized by grammar and spelling errors, there are unfortunately also very well-made copies, which can hardly be distinguished from the original. Like many large companies, we are also affected by this scam and, unfortunately, from a technical point of view, we cannot do much about it. Unfortunately, there is not yet 100 percent protection, which is why special attention is always required in the event of uncertainty.
Here we explain how you can recognize fake emails and what to watch out for when receiving them.
We always use your name in business e-mails and only in the rarest of cases will write to you “Dear partner, business partner, customer, etc.” (with the exception of newsletters).
Noticeable spelling or grammatical errors are also an indication of mindfulness. Font errors, such as Cyrillic letters can also often be found in fake emails.
Requests for personal data are also another indication of dubious messages. If you are not 100 percent sure about the sender, never pass on personal data.
Open a file or web links
One of the first scams is the request to open a file which, in the worst case scenario, can install malware on your computer. So be extra careful and always check the file extensions. These endings can usually be recognized as * .exe, * .bat, * .cab, * .cmd, * .js, * .vbs or * .chm.
Anticipated need for action
You should be suspicious of a threat-related act. In particular, if you have not received any prior requests regarding this matter.
Today’s fake emails are sometimes very well done. It is sometimes very difficult to find out whether the given sender address is trustworthy. When replying directly, you should therefore always pay attention to which email address is given as the recipient.
Another hint is the sender’s signature. If you are unsure, check this with an original from the bluechemGROUP.
If a message seems dubious to you, first contact your customer advisor and ask him whether it really comes from us.
We apologize for any inconvenience. As soon as there is a technical solution to this problem, we will of course implement it immediately.