Posted by Kevin on June 13, 2015.
The last thing you do when you get this message is click the link; because the first thing you think is, uh-oh – scam.
But, hey, this is a security company. Surely it can’t have been hacked? Maybe they’ve been deep diving into the dark web and have found something nice about me… or really nasty that I need to address.
But no, anyone can be hacked; and if you get this message just ignore it. You won’t be alone. Indeed, a quick look at the victim account shows that there are indeed other targets. There I am at the bottom just after LightningLolly and GrantGoldsmith.
There is, of course, a slim possibility that it isn’t a scam in the true sense but a bit of market research by SRMTi testing how gullible people are. So I weighed the odds and decided to click the link on a safe machine. Well, Google had got there before me — which is really reassuring.
The bottom line is simple. Don’t be gullible. If you are gullible, just hope that your browser is less gullible than you are. Phishing is a popular sport.Share This: Submitted in: Kevin Townsend's opinions, News, News_malware, Social Media | Tags: phishing, scam