4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Phishing Emails

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Business email compromise, phishing scams and ransomware attacks are all top of mind for finance teams in the new year. A recent survey by the Association of Finance Professionals found that 61% of respondents indicated that their Accounts Payables department was the most vulnerable business unit targeted.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a form of cyber-attack that entices users into clicking on a link that will compromise private data. These links can download malicious software onto your computer or lead you to phony websites that might ask for personal information, credit card details or login credentials for your bank account. Phishing emails can include enticing offers, but these fraudulent emails are also often disguised as important requests from your boss, government agency or trusted retailer.

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Phishing

  1. Always review the domain. If it doesn't match the sender or company name, delete it immediately or report it.
  2. Avoid clicking on suspicious links that you were not expecting.
  3. Be careful what you are subscribing to. Only opt into a subscription on secure sites.
  4. Remain vigilant over holiday weekends as it's the most popular time for fraudsters to attack. Keeping more company information confidential can protect you from peril.

Continue reading to learn more on how to protect yourself from attacks. If experiencing fraud with your AP process, schedule a demo with Paymerang!

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