I often marvel at the thought processes I see displayed, and marvel further at the fact that such things as shown below actually produce the desired results.
What are people thinking? How does the human mind work? Why would someone send these emails? (Why did they use all caps?)
The answers lie in the fact that such frauds steal $105 BILLION USD’s annually (that’s what’s been reported.. but I suspect that’s just the tip of the iceberg). And it’s hard for me to remain positive, upbeat and optimistic about Man’s future when I know that people actually are going to contact Isar Aqilah’s ‘lawyer’ …
Have you heard the term “social engineering”? If not, click here and learn an important thing to know in our modern world. (If you do know, forward this on to friends/family who you suspect are clueless, please.) Because it seems everyone is doing it.
And this is a bigger threat to “national security” than anyone’s willing to face. (So let’s pretend it’s not there. Maybe it will go away.)
Today’s quote: “Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.” ~ Moliere
Fun video: It’s been a while since I put up one of these..
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I am a (semi)-Retired CompTIA Certified computer & network technician, and the owner of Aplus Computer Aid. I have been building/fixing networks and computers since Windows 95 was the new kid on the block.
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