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Now, even my friends are phishing me

I received an email last week that totally blindsided me. It
read:

“Thank you for your reservation with SouthWest Airlines. Below are
details of your flights:

Wednesday, August 27th 2008
Nonstop, BUF-MDW
398
Depart Buffalo (BUF) at 10:25 AM
Arrive in Chicago (MDW) at 11:05
AM

Monday, September 8th 2008
Nonstop, MDW-BUF 1753
Depart Chicago
(MDW) at 4:30 PM
Arrive in Buffalo (BUF) at 6:55 PM

"Your credit card
has been debited with the total costs, including taxes, of $256:50 and your
electronic reservation is attached.

"Should you wish to change any
details of your reservation, login online at:
https://www.southwest.com/cgi-bin/travelerAccountLogin?ref=mylogin_gn
Username:
cskinner@balatroltd.com
Password: v2HD21nn

"Thank you for flying with
South West Airlines.”

There was a bit more to it, but that’s the email in
essence, with a Winzip document attached as my eticket reservation reference.

This email almost wiped out my bank account.

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About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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