Chris Pirillo: A new, tricky phishing scam…

A new, tricky phishing scam has been making the rounds throughout the Internet as of late and our friends at KnowBe4 have released a special bulletin warning their customers about this scam.

Essentially, you may receive an email that appears to be from a trusted business that you may do business with, or even work for. Within the email, a claim is made indicating that you’re either being sued or at risk of being sued for spamming the company.


About Chris:

Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at techtalk.pcpitstop.com and pcpitstop.com.

You can follow Chris on Twitter and subscribe to his Youtube video channel here

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6 thoughts on “Chris Pirillo: A new, tricky phishing scam…

  1. Jeeze people, use something called common sense. If it does not sound like the person you know or sound like something that you did to get sued for, then DELETE the bloody thing. This is not rocket science here.

  2. “What better way to let people know than to put out a video..”?
    Write a message/article! Please!
    Reading isn’t that difficult really, and it’s a whole lot more concise and coherent than the waffling rambling equivalent we just endured.
    The internet is world wide, and whilst many people now read English easily, even as a native English speaker I struggled to understand the fast-talking whiny voice of a heavily American accented speaker in the posted video.

  3. Not just e-mails–I’ve recently gotten stuff on Windows Live(?) Messenger that looked like it was from one or another of my legitimate contacts telling me they’ve posted nude pictures of themselves at such-and-such a URL. These people I KNOW would not do such a thing and I realized just in time that this was trying to get me to go to that URL and then get infected by God-knows-what in the way of malware. Your contacts aren’t always your contacts!

  4. I no longer bother with Chris’ offerings. I much prefer tightly worded text that I can read or skim at my own speed, and don’t use my download allowance.

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