Clever Phisher

I saw a pretty clever phishing scam today. It went a little something like this…

I got a text saying that the USPS had to reschedule a delivery that was supposed to happen tomorrow. I’m not waiting for anything right now so I clicked the link in the text to get more info. Hint: that was a mistake.

The page the link took me to was not a post office page as my quick glance had implied. Instead it was an Amazon page. At least it looked like an Amazon page. It was asking me to login. As it turns out, I have a lot of experience trying to view my order history while not being logged in, and it wasn’t the page I’m used to seeing.

Pretty sure if I had logged in they would have had my user name and password. In the immortal words of the game keeper from Jurassic Park, clever girl.

Next time I need to be more careful before clicking the link in the text. As it is they’ve likely marked me as a sucker and will target me again.

In the immortal words of Madeye Moody, constant vigilance!

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robertjames1971

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