Phishing Frenzy: Funny, Fake or Believable?

Phishing Frenzy: Funny, Fake or Believable?

Seen lately in the wild are these crazy phishing attempts. Be aware of the outlandish ploys online today. Some are funny and fake but, others sure look and seem believable.

  • Funny and fake: The director of the FBI needs your help for wiretapping the Internet! Evidently something you did with a bank was legal but, because there are scams on the Internet, you are going to be sent $10.7 million. Go figure. Obviously, the FBI director is not going to contact you personally by e-mail or otherwise. That's not how the FBI rolls and the rest? You gotta feel sorry for the FBI if they are trying to wiretap the whole Internet. Big project.
  • Somewhat believable: E-mail claims you have undelivered e-mail on your Outlook Web Mail service. The e-mail lists supposedly undelivered e-mails for things like payments. If you click on any link you go to a fake Outlook Web App that asks for your credentials. As with all links that go to forms, make sure you examine the address before entering information.