Phishing emails are sent from criminals in an attempt to glean your identifying information to commit identity fraud, gather your financial information, and a whole host of other unsavory business. These criminals will attempt to fool you by disguising themselves as a trusted source, such as A2 Hosting. Phishing emails will often encourage you to take some sort of action on your hosting account like update your address or credit card number. Follow our phishing scam protection tips below to keep your information safe!
Phishing emails typically have links to sophisticated pages posing as legitimate site pages. These pages will usually pose as portals where you would supply sensitive information such as the official login page of A2 Hosting. However, these pages will instead send any and all information you have supplied on the page (such as your username and password) to those perpetrating the scam.
As frustrating as dealing with phishing attempts can be, it’s fortunately easy to verify legitimate attempts from those made by with nefarious intentions. Check out the tips below if you’re wondering whether or not you’ve received a legitimate email from A2 Hosting:
You can double check that you are logging into the correct My A2 Hosting account by ensuring that you see the locked padlock validation icon in your browser bar when visiting My A2 Hosting. You can click on this bar to see the connection details that A2 Hosting’s credentials have been verified:
If the credentials aren’t verified do not submit your login credentials on the page.
If you’re ever in doubt, contact us! A2 Hosting’s staff is available day or night to answer your questions, and this certainly includes account security questions as well as phishing scam protection. By following the tips listed above, you can keep your account safe. However, if you are still unsure about the legitimacy of an email that you have received, please feel free to contact our support team for verification.