3 incredible scam emails I found persistent in my junk folder
The beauty of email programs today is that there are security measures that automatically put scam emails into your spam folder. The problem with email programs today is that there are security measures that automatically put scam emails into your spam folder. In other words, you never see what is haunting you and as a result, you sometimes let your guard down.
The rules are pretty straightforward when it comes to phishing scam emails. First, don’t respond to suspicious emails, and second, and probably the most important, don’t click on links. With hyperlinks like “click here to protect yourself”, for example, you are probably clicking on something that actually puts you at risk for your safety.
Here are 3 of my favorite scam emails that were actually in my spam folder.
In this email, I have no idea what encrypted message is being sent, but there is no way I can click on the link. Sal has clearly been hacked.
This is the classic Amazon phishing email. A person sees the purchase and realizes that they did not purchase the item, so they click on the link to resolve the issue. The click seals the deal for the con artist. By the way, after further investigation, the sender’s email address is [email protected] False.
Here is my favorite.
This con man must think that we are all fools. The email contains errors and it is clearly a scam. However, there are some naive people who fall for these scams. Delete it and get rid of it along with all the other junk in your Junk Folder.
The reality is that we have to learn from these scam emails and always be on our guard because one click can lead to something very bad. Unfortunately, bad actors are getting more and more sophisticated, making it harder and harder to tell the good from the bad. The classic rule applies better here: it is better to err on the side of caution.