How to detect a phishing attack ?

Phishing is a technique of scam or information theft inviting you, through links and under the pretext of security reasons, to connect to a bank website, an online payment account or a commercial website. The links actually redirects you to a pirate website, which may be a copy of the official website.

How to recognize a phishing attempt?

These invitations to fraudulent websites are mostly made through e-mails, following a first contact on classifieds sites. To recognize if the e-mail received corresponds to a phishing attack, it should be well analyzed.

  • The seller insists that you register on a website that he guarantees to be safe and beneficial for both of you.
  • The website he mentions is accompanied by a hidden URL, so you just have to click on it (and thus not to identify the scam).
  • The website to which you are redirected has a different domain name from the official site; for example cashsantinel.com instead of cashsentinel.com, or even micosoft.com instead of microsoft.com.
  • The e-mail received can also be in the form of a password renewal e-mail, in order to steal your login information. Please note that no secure website will ask you for your login credentials by e-mail.


What to do when you identify a phishing attempt?

Contact the company's customer support or fraud department so they can identify the attack, and neutralize it. You will find the official website of the company using a search engine such as google.

If you have been the victim of an attack, and you have already sent money to the fraudsters, contact your bank immediately and open a complaint file with the police.

For any information regarding a phishing attack on the CashSentinel website, please contact our customer service by email at the following address: support [at] cashsentinel [dot] com (support@cashsentinel.com, Phishing attempt).



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