2. read ‘urgent!’ messages carefully
“There has been suspicious activity in your account!” “Someone has been accessing your account from a different country!”
Email subjects like these are a common scare tactic by scammers, especially if the email looks like it came from a real bank or other company. It will usually contain instructions for you to send them your details for reset purposes, but doing so will lead to the actual loss of your account and more. If you get an email like this, don’t panic. Do a quick Google check to see if the sender exists.
If it claims to be from a real organisation, call the number given on their official website – never use numbers, emails or links provided in the email itself unless you’re sure that the sender is legitimate.