Recently I got very sick and had to be hospitalized. When I was released after a week, my email inbox was overflowing with strange messages. Like the one from “American Airlines” with a Zip file attached.
FLIGHT NUMBER AA779
DATE & TIME / FEBRUARY 14, 2012, 11:25 AM
ARRIVING / Sacramento
TOTAL PRICE / 222.12 USD
Please find your ticket attached.
You can print your ticket.
Thank you for using our airline company services.
I wish! Would I rather recuperate in bitter cold Spokane, where we just got another three or four inches of snow, or sunny California, with a ticket I didn’t have to pay for? No contest.
But alas, like my mom used to say, “If it sounds too good to be true…it probably is.”
This email is a scam, and I knew better than to click on any attachments. Emails like this should be deleted unopened—or forwarded to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.