Beware of the Irresistible Offer Phishing Scam

9 years ago
Eric Vanderburg

Phishing schemes abound, but many use some form of the irresistible offer.  In this type of phishing, this dream of getting rich quick is exploited by informing you of your good fortune and how to make the dream come true.

Take, for example, an email from Williams and Williams Probate division saying you’ve inherited $1 million from your distant relative in the UK.  Elated and overtaken with joy at your good fortune, you are asked to provide bank and other personal information so that the money can be wired to your account.  As you wait for the money to arrive the attackers drain your account instead.