Monday, January 23, 2006

My Embarassment Overwhelms Me

A personal mission I am on is to warn people about the dangers of the internet. Although this usually means pornographic content, I also try as a side to that to protect people from their own stupidity in the area of Spoof email.

Well tonight I fell for one. My wife had to leave town for a funeral and she is a big Ebay user. I get this email from a person claiming they are going to report her for not responding about their missing package. Wanting to let the person know she was out of town and would respond on her return I immediately followed the link and went to respond.

I did not verify the email. The line was cast and I was the stupid fish who bit. I realized my mistake instantaneously and exited, came back in and changed our password. I however could not believe I had just done that. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!!

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