Email Phishing Scams Contain Malware. I say this because it still is a big problem for many in 2018. One particular phishing scam that was running wild was the “#NOTICE-7514481336 – 24 hours for confirmation” phishing scam. The Email said, If you don’t reply within 24 hours your account will be suspended. Click here to resolve this issue. Do not click on any of the links inside this email, just delete it. What is a Phishing Scam? Phishing scams are designed to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that distribute malware.
I have a few different email accounts I’ve had for over 10 years that I use often and the accounts I see the most phishing scams in are Hotmail, AOL and Yahoo. Google sometimes, but nothing like the others. Yes, you can control it moderately, but not fully. I don’t know if there is a way to completely prevent these types of email from entering your inbox. Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo will have to get behind it in order for email phishing scams to disappear.