Recently, someone in Jakarta changed the details of my Paypal account. Adaline Alexander from Alabama purchased three songs on my iTunes account. And in a moment of madness, I bought an $800 Dell laptop for Loretta Lestrange from New York.
Of course, none of these things actually happened. But someone wanted me to believe that they had, to trick me into giving them my details. According to PayPal, “approximately 90% of all email sent worldwide falls into the spoof, phishing, spam, and general junk category.” So how do you spot a dodgy email?
For more tips, take a look at www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-to-spot-an-email-scam.