From Adam Levine:
Email has grown up. It’s no longer a convenient secondary conduit for saying hello to friends. It’s plugged directly into our lives. Messages sitting in our email accounts can expose not just our address and contact numbers, but also our bank and brokerage account numbers, credit card information, online financial transaction receipts and confirmation of forgotten or changed passwords in all of our other accounts. That’s why email is now the single most common vector of attack for fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission. It’s ubiquitous. It’s laden with valuable data. And scammers know their chances of getting caught are slim to none.
Spoiler Alert: Top 5:
- Checking email on an unsafe network
- Staying signed in all the time
- Repeating email login and username
- Not deleting old email message
- Falling for ‘guaranteed’ offers