Recently, I received a forwarded email from my aunt with this attached.
Suddenly I felt, WOW, a great ‘opportunity’ as I would call it. Just forward this to 20 people and I will be rewarded with a R320 notebook. I straightforwardly put aside my assignment – was doing some IBM project on the manufacturing industry in Indonesia – and start typing the email address for forwarding.
Luckily, just when I am to click the ‘send’, my Aunt send another email and inform that its a hoax. So then, ‘email is cancelled’.
Look at it, doesnt it look very real, although its too good to be true. Well in our sense, if its a thing that you have been wanting, emotion will take over your rationale. And in this case, happens to me.
And you know what,
The Ericsson R320 laptop is not a laptop. Its a discontinued model of a monochrome mobile device. Haaaa…..
So, the moral story is, BE CAREFUL. Now phising, hoax has become more sophisticated. Its getting harder to differentiate it from the real.