The other day, I warned you about a sneaky scam I found in my inbox and how to tell it was a fake. It was a good example of how clever some scammers are and how they can trick you out of your information.
Just two days later, however, this doozy showed up in my husband's email. It's even trickier than the last one, and you really have to see it to believe it because it might happen to you, too. I'll also show you what happens if you're tricked into clicking on the link.
Here's the text of the phishing email itself:
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 5:53 AM
To: Barry Young
Subject: Your Order (U283HK1) has been successfully placed
Dear Barry Young,
Thank you for shopping with Jethobby.com. Your order (Number: U283HK1) has been successfully placed.
We will process and dispatch your order to you as soon as possible.
Please find a printable version of your invoice at the following link:
Order Number : 447041987
Payment Method : Credit Card
Shipping Method : Express
Number of Suggested Shipment(s): 1
Item Description Quantity Unit Price (USD) Total (USD)
Hot Bodies 61410 - Cyclone D4 Competition Buggy 1 207.99 207.99
Sub-total : USD 207.99
Tax : USD 0.00
Shipping (Express) : USD 45.49
Order Total : USD 253.48
Once your payment has been received and verified your payment, your order will be processed.
Thank you for shopping at Jethobby.com, and please come again!
Customer Service Department
Now, you have to admit that this looks like an official email. There are no misspellings or grammar mistakes. It's very specific about products and prices. Plus, my husband is very much into planes and aviation, so it sounds like a site he might order something from.
All of the links really do go to the Jethobby website, which even appears to be a real hobby shop based out of Hong Kong. So, how can you tell that this isn't a real email?