How to tell if an email is spam (or a scam)
- Simply copy and paste a sentence or two from the email into a search engine. For example, we copied this section from a suspicious email we received into Google: "Your website or a website that your company hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected image owned by myself. Take a look at this document with the links to my images"
- Evaluate the results. The first results Google returned were warning about scams:
Therefore, you should assume an email like this one is a scam.
What should you do with spam and scam emails?
Do not reply to them. Delete them.
Optionally, you could mark them as spam before you deleted it.