I just wanted to take a few minutes to write about all the phising scams I tend to get in my email box. Usually they are so far off base that I never look at them and just delete them, but today I actually got one that was relevant to me and made me think twice. Of course I was suspicious and called the company directly and foudn it was, indeed, a phishing scam…I am really glad I didn’t try to click on the link in the email!
Here is an edited screen shot of the 2 emails I received…click for larger view:
As you can see they are both identical with the exception of the subject line and the the sending email address.
If you suspect you have been sent a phishing scam, contact that company and see if they have their own procedures for dealing with it (sometimes they will have an email address to forward the email to for their own records) and forward the email to the FTC’s spam email address: firstname.lastname@example.org…they keep a database to help in prosecuting those who send the emails.
Make sure to be extra vigilant and watch out for this shit this year! With the economy like it is I am sure more people are going to be trying to pull these stunts.