Use the “SLAM” Method to Spot Phishing Emails

January 7th, 2021
Use the “SLAM” Method to Spot Phishing Emails


This video will reiterate how important it is that you and your employees are well-trained to spot malicious emails. In a nutshell, you can use the SLAM Method to help quickly identify suspicious emails.

Sender – Check the sender closely. Look for misspelled domains, or a completely different email address than the name of the sender. Ultimately, if you don’t recognize the sender, proceed cautiously and don’t open attachments.

Links – Hover over (but don’t click) on any links, and avoid clicking on any links that you don’t recognize. You can also type in the URL of the site directly.

Attachments – Don’t open attachments from anyone that you don’t know, and be suspicious of attachments from people that you know, but weren’t expecting.

Message – Check the subject line and body for suspicious language, misspelled words, and bad grammar.

If your organization has a spam filter, you may be able to submit the email as an example of spam or phishing. Or your organization may have a tool for analyzing messages for phishing. Always feel free to reach out to us for assistance.