FREE PHISH FRY

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Cybersecurity is extremely important. Our hi-tech world demands it. However, I still laugh at some of the lame attempts by malevolent people when they go phishing. Fortunately, most of us are pretty good at detecting these baited hooks regardless of whether they arrive by phone, letter, text message, or email. We know not to take the bait.

An email came to me recently that compelled me into having a little phish fry. It was purportedly from Amazon.com because it did have the company logo, so of course that means that I have to believe it, right? Of course, the sender’s clearly visible email address revealed the message’s true origins.

I am sure that those folks at Amazon are so busy that they don’t even have time to run spellcheck on their outgoing emails. I have to believe that. Otherwise, how might you explain my joy upon being informed that Amazon noticed “suspious” activity on my account? That joy would only be surpassed by the joy I would feel by clicking the convenient link to “re-active” my account. I know that the English language is changing, but is it really changing that fast?

Folks, you can’t make this stuff up.


About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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