Horror of all horrors! Being rather tired and frayed around the edges at the end of a long day, I was at home checking my emails when I found a reminder email to befriend a good online colleague of mine in tubely. Without really thinking I started to register for this site. Now, I did google it and the first search came up with the fact it was safe and that it filtered out unlikely characters!
So, I proceeded to answer the questions and foolishly gave my gmail address and password! Yes….. foolishly!
Password? Password? Alarm bells went off! I immediately, went into my gmail account settings and changed my password. Within minutes, I got an email from another good friend saying that she wanted to be friends in real time and not befriend me on a site like that. Eoww! I knew tubley had succeeded in phishing through my account in that short period between changing my email password and giving them my details
Lessons to be learnt!
- Be on guard at all times!
- Always spend time searching out the content of a site before joining.
- Never, ever share your password with your email account
- If you should do so, immediately change your password.
The eT@lking webinar started soon after. The presenter mentioned an email from google requesting personal details.
A tweet soon appeared on tweetdeck. Another trick Gmail phishing scheme http://bit.ly/gOBJyJ || RT @TNW @KevinMinott @AnnTran_ @2cre8
One final word from my students when I told them about this:-” Mrs Murch, you shouldn’t have done that! Give them false details next time” At least I have taught them well!
Please take care and beware! What scams or phish have you been caught with? What advice would you give?