I had some good friends offer to send me some money this morning. $2500 in fact. Given I had no idea who they were would normally see me delete the email.
The issue is that the allure of extra cash is often so tempting that people will click just in case thus I thought I would write about it.
What could possibly go wrong here? Lots of things is the short answer but there are two that are more likely……
First, lets look at the email in question:
Its not personalised and I wasn’t expecting it. There will be one of two things they are trying to do:
Be careful of phone numbers beginning with 190. These are charged at a premium rate (sometimes even for receiving a message) and can be very expensive.
Never send money or give credit card, online account details, or copies of important personal documents to anyone you don’t know or trust and never by email
If you are not 100% sure of something, ask for advice. Its so much easier than rebuilding your computer or loosing a bunch of money.
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