"Of course you already know not to click suspicious emails so you don't end up with a virus or some other malware. Following are some examples that Greg, a blogger I follow, wrote and shows some of the suspicious emails he and his wife have been recently receiving. As he says, just be careful." And thanks to Jim Hamm for this new alert.
Just a warning . . .I’ve been getting a lot of dangerous emails and I wanted to be sure that everyone was on the lookout for them. They masquerade as Wal-Mart Gift Cards, Chili’s Coupons, or Red Lobster, etc. or even Free iPhones. Because the fact that there’s usually something funny about the wording or phrasing of the message, the biggest giveaway is the email address shown at the upper left. In this case, it’s ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. Do you really think that Wal-Mart is going to have an email address with ‘pigduke’ in it? (Click to enlarge these screen shots, then click the PMUG newsletter tab to revert back.)
Here’s the exact same email, but from ‘email@example.com.'
And here’s what looks like a Delivery Notice from the US Post Office. Do you really thing the US Postal Service would be using a United Kingdom email address?
What do you think is going to happen if you try to print that shipping label? And why would you need to print a shipping label to PICK UP a package, anyway? And note that apparently you can go to ANY Post Office to pick up your package. So check those email addresses, and Let’s Be Careful Out There.