Here we go again! This time, scammers posing as Amazon have attempted to foist their evil tricks on unsuspecting humans. Remember: we have to be vigilant all the time, and the scammers are simply “playing the numbers,” and it works for them!
Please folks, DON’T TAKE THE BAIT!! These messages look real, but when in doubt, ALWAYS go to directly to whatever account is in question and see if you have mail in THAT inbox. Look at the sender of this message: “amzdomain.com.” No, I DON’T THINK SO!! Unfortunately, some less-than-web-savvy poor souls will click a link like this and unleash all kinds of misery. Don’t let that happen to YOU!!
That is all.
Greetings, readers! As you know, a few days ago I published a post about scams, and the fact that they are around us all the time; hence the need to be vigilant. Yesterday, I got another one of those “red flag” emails, this time from “Aron Lewis.” He didn’t provide any of the who/where/what/when of his project, all he wanted to know was if I accepted credit cards. Once I stopped laughing at yet another lame attempt to dupe me, I sent him the following reply,
Hello, Aron. Yes I accept credit cards, but let’s start with a few basics: First, how did you hear about me? Second, since you know my email address, why didn’t you fill out a quote request? Third, although I take credit cards, I much prefer “cash and carry.” Next, what is the nature of the project? Where? When? What is required?
Lots of questions you could have asked, but the first thing you wanted to know was whether or not I accept credit cards. I suggest you read my blog post here before you consider pursuing this with me. Because I know what I am doing in matters like this, I have engaged with law enforcement regarding your email activity. Consider yourself warned.
I didn’t hear back from Aron.
Enjoy the rest of your week and remember: keep your “Spidey-senses” active at all times!