You may have recently received an email from someone you know, telling them to send you money because of an emergency, or to tell you about a new shopping site.
Well, people’s email accounts get hacked, and then their whole address book is spammed with various junk.
Here’s one I received today from a friend, whose hotmail account was hacked:
Worse, here’s one I received from a friend, who forwarded it from a friend, thinking it was a really his personal message about a great new shopping site:
And here’s an email I received from someone whose hotmail account was hacked, requesting money.
Always feel free to ask… “did you send this email to me?”