I suppose it was just a matter of time.
I really thought I was smarter than this, but I guess not.
I fell for an internet spammer.
I got an email from my aunt. It said she was traveling and needed to send an iTunes card to our niece. She asked me if I would do it and she would pay me back. Sure! She’s in her mid-80’s and I was happy to help out while she was on the road.
Here’s the sad part. Apple actually called me to make sure it was a legitimate transaction. In my mind, of course it was! My aunt actually was traveling and the person she wanted to send it to had my niece’s name. Her email address looked a little odd, but I hadn’t been in touch with her for a while, so I never thought a thing about it.
So be careful if you get an email from a relative or friend giving information that is up to date, and appears legit. Hackers know everything about everyone. It’s rather disconcerting to learn that they know when someone is actually traveling and a family member’s name.
I keep slapping my forehead and saying: “stupid, Stupid, STUPID!”