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.