I see plenty of them in my email even though I’m sure they’re filtered quite well
- Send money to Nigeria to release the fortunes of a prince
- A “friend”/client/acquaintance is trapped overseas and needs money to come home
But those are pretty obvious, because they look like this:
I mean it is all wrong. ALL WRONG. Comes from Brazil, no less.
Anyway, just received this one in the mail and thought you’d all laugh at this.
At first glance, it looks all right if you don’t read too closely, until you see these mistakes:
There is no way Google would ever:
- Send me an email with (no subject)
- From an account called “Google Account”
- From an email that is clearly NOT Google — firstname.lastname@example.org
- With horrible spelling typos like “out” or “verifiy”
- ..and sign off with “Sincerely, Email Disclaimer”
- Asks me to click on a link in the email to verify my account… that I’m already logged into.
You have to be pretty green to fall for this, and unfortunately a lot of people who are not as tech-savvy might, so if you know someone like that — your parents, grandparents, old elderly aunt — please warn them to not click on anything, send any money or do anything without first consulting you just in case.
This isn’t the funniest one I’ve gotten either, there were far worse ones.
WHAT’S THE FUNNIEST EMAIL SCAM/PHISHING SCHEME EMAIL YOU HAVE GOTTEN?