Today I received an email in my business email account saying that my online bank access was blocked due to suspicious activities. Nothing specifying what was suspicious, and of course, one has your lights flashing because I did withdraw from my account yesterday, but what had my lights flashing was the fact that I do have an account with the mentioning bank, but the emails don’t go to the email I received.
So that propelled me to think about why we click on those pesky links and infect our computers with viruses and oftentimes lose our minds and our hard-earned money to scammers? Answer. CURIOSITY
I know that my bank account is not linked with that email account, so why do I have to open the email? Because scammers will count on me to be CURIOS. I want to know why, how, and when, so I open the pesky email. It’s a scam, and the scammers pry on our own curiosity. You live in a building. The buzzer goes off, and you open the downstairs door without asking who it is? And to ice the cake, you open your own apartment door and await in the hallway; to be a mug, God knows what more. If I didn’t order anything to be delivered or expect any visitors, why do I have to open the door? CURIOSITY.
A message from Chase.com would not look like these Chase (email@example.com) fake.
A real email from Chase.com looks like firstname.lastname@example.org, not fake.
I again urge all of us to be alert and related to the fake emails. Just hover your browser over the sender, and if something appears like the fake chase, don’t open delete, or block the sender.
My job is to protect myself first.