Many of the phishers are from outside of the United States, so their grasp of the English language leaves something to be desired. If you see misspelled words, wrong use of pronouns and tenses, or other grammatical issues, there is a very good chance you are being phished.
4. Remember, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. If you receive a communication out of the blue saying that you won the lottery or are heir to a foreign fortune, you might want to think twice before claiming your reward.
Always use updated anti-virus software. Especially one with an anti-phishing filter.
5. What should you do you believe you're a victim?
If you have clicked on or downloaded anything that might infect your system, then make sure you install or update anti-virus software and run a full scan of your system.
If you have sent funds, make sure that you contact your financial institution immediately to report the situation. If you have reason to believe that any of your email or social media accounts are compromised, make sure you change the passwords immediately.