Monday, January 6, 2014

Energy SPAM

By Michael Seese

This one was pretty good.



Why it almost works:

1. With that whole deregulation thing, does anyone know who his or her energy carrier is? OK, I do, because I pay attention. But perhaps some of you...
2. There is an amount due.
3. The "bill" is conveniently past due, which creates the sense of urgency that social engineering ploys often use.

But what do we always do?

1. Look at the "From" and ask, "What does a travel company have to do with my energy bill?"  
2. Hover over the links and see that they would take you to  http://www.manresaturisme.cat/request/QnkAh1fKMq4tjKnAsiH4k4jytThymkZ3qfsr91ZMOv4=/environment   That doesn't look like an energy company.

Always be vigilant.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh this is a clever one. They're getting too smart!

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