"Phishing" is when scammers send emails or text messages attempting to trick you into giving them your personal information. These emails often impersonate trusted companies like Squarespace.
If you received a suspicious email that looks like it’s from us - or another company claiming to be associated with us - don’t click links or reply to the message. Instead, consider reporting this email to your email provider.
How to spot a phishing scam
While scammers adjust their tactics frequently, look out for these classic signs of a phishing or spoof message:
- Requests for your bank account, username, password, social security number, or identity. Never share this information.
- An urgent tone or claim that your account is compromised.
- An email with a link to verify your account information.
- Typos in the From email address. It’s common to see something like firstname.lastname@example.org (typo).
- Suspicious links that don’t lead to www.squarespace.com. Before you enter your login information or click on a link, double-check the URL.
- Emails that mimic our design.
What to do if you received a suspicious email
- Don’t click any links or images.
- Don’t reply.
- Consider reporting the message to your email provider. (Instructions: Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL)
- Delete it.
What to do if you clicked a link or provided sensitive information
- Change your password for any potentially affected accounts, such as Squarespace or Stripe.
- If you’re concerned that a particular account has been compromised, visit the official website for that account (go to the URL directly in your browser, not through the email) and reach out to their support team.
- Check your bank statements frequently for unauthorized transactions.
- Report the message to your email provider. (Instructions: Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL)
General Internet safety tips
- Change your passwords often.
- Don’t share your login information.
- Never send your password or sensitive information via email, no matter how convincing the person sounds.
- Use different passwords for different accounts. If one of your passwords is compromised, the other ones will be safe.
- Don’t assume that an email is from a company just because it contains the company logo or their name appears in your inbox as the “From” name.
- Learn more about phishing emails at OnGuard Online.