Ever heard of Phishing? It is like fishing but for email! I just got an email from “Mike” who looked like a friend and who was recommending a program to go along with “The Secret”.
Now I have friends named Mike (doesn’t everyone – that is the point) BUT my email program did NOT recognize this guy. I did a google search for his email and got nowhere. I did a seach for the 800# in his message and got nowhere.
He references a website but has not link or address. He also talks about things that would interest a realtor and references the bad market.Â His signature has generic Coldwell Banker contact info.
NOW – I may LOVE the link that he directs me to but I will never know. I REFUSE to click on it as that is the point for lying to me about who he is and that he is my buddy Mike. AND you never know – it may lead to a computer virus. Just take a second to look at your email before clicking away. Think about if it is a trusted source or just a phisherman!!
Here is the copy of that email –
FromÂ Mike <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ToÂ Tara <email@example.com>
dateÂ Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 9:17 AM
subjectÂ the secret
mailed-byÂ bounce.secureserver.netÂ Â
Hi Tara how is business? Listen didn’t you tell me about that book – The Secret? Just ordered their program for my wife http://thesgrprogram.com/?a_aid=c9e0de82 and thought you might be interested too. She’s totally into it and will attend Bob Proctor seminar at the end of the month! Perhaps this will help us get through this Real Estate disaster 🙂 take care!
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