Below is an example of a phishing message. If you look closely, you will see telltale indications that this message is not legitimate.
Dear iup Owner,
We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail center. We are deleting all iup email account to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW
E-mail Username : ......... .....
E-mail Password : ...............
This message is from iup messaging center
Thank you for using iup!
Did you catch the obvious signs that is a phishing message? Here are a few of the more obvious indications.
Nothing in this message makes any sense, if you take the time to read it. This message, and many others like it, are designed to scare you into acting without thinking. The author wants you to panic. Fear and panic can cause you to ignore the obvious warning signs. Some phishing messages are more sophisticated, and not this obvious, but they always ask you to click something or provide your username and password. Don't do it.