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There is a recent discussion on another forum about this very topic.  What seems obvious to many people, slips past way too many others.   If you have friends/family who tend to be gullible, are not "Internet savvy" or just plain click-happy, consider sharing with them. 

Five easy ways to recognize and dispose of malicious emails

A good tip by Digerati in the discussion I mentioned above regarding spelling/grammatical errors (4. The language, spelling, and grammar are “off.” in the article) is to actually read out loud the email.  It is amazing what we skim past when reading that jumps out at us when we speak the words.


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I learned a great new word reading that article: typosquatting
Good tips!



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A good tip by Digerati in the discussion I mention above regarding spelling/grammatical errors (4. The language, spelling, and grammar are “off.” in the article) is to actually read out loud the email.  It is amazing what we skim past when reading that jumps out at us when speak the words.

Good one. Reading out loud to spot errors.
(Not recommended when reading my articles) ;)

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For an author whose first language is not English, Pieter, you either have a better knowledge of the language than native speakers or excellent proof-readers.  :D  Note, in particular, that I hadn't read out loud what I originally posted and had corrected it before I saw your reply. 

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A good tip by Digerati in the discussion I mentioned above regarding spelling/grammatical errors (4. The language, spelling, and grammar are “off.” in the article) is to actually read out loud the email.  It is amazing what we skim past when reading that jumps out at us when we speak the words.


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For an author whose first language is not English, Pieter, you either have a better knowledge of the language than native speakers or excellent proof-readers.

Both, to be quite honest. :D


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(Not recommended when reading my articles) ;)

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If you read me... please note:

I'm not a bad guy.

Just ... Greek.  ;)
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Just a few basic rules. ;)


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Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.