It started early when I opened my inbox. Fortunately gmail has a fairly good spam filter and I have a fairly well developed sense of something not right. It's been developed over a lot of years at computers. My ex-husband did not have that discernment at all and opened anything his whacky friends sent him without a second thought. I spent quite bit of time cleaning up his PC and he couldn't understand why I tried to tell him that if it came from a religious group, then to be extra careful.
I could see the first bit of the email and didn't need to open it. A copy of the infamous Nigerian rubbish, I think.
Dear Madam, I am highly positioned in a major Scottish bank...Most of these Nigerian type letters are funny and often won't have anything harmful just by opening. Never click on a link in them. I know there is a lot of unrest and political questioning in Scotland at the moment with questions of withdrawal, but are they really so poorly off? Needless to say, they won't be getting my bank details or anything like that.
Half an hour later there was another one in my spam box. This one was supposedly from Amazon. Hovering with the mouse over the sender's address showed what looked like a genuine Amazon address. Now I buy stuff from there, usually for the Kindle. However, I hadn't had an order cancelled (or canceled as it was in email), recently. One before Christmas, but nothing recently. Besides there was a spelling mistake in the bit of the email I could see without opening it. I looked up my own records and found that the order number for a genuine purchase was nothing like the number in the phishing letter. So I took down details and sent them off to Amazon. An answer quickly told me they were investigating this but it was definitely not genuine.
Then this evening, there was another identical email, so I have notified Amazon again. And another one. If at first you don't succeed...
The day was redeemed by the delivery of a book from the Book Depository, now owned by Amazon for the last few months. Still with good prices and free postage. It was the River Cottage Vegetable book. I took my afternoon tea outside and opened it. Oooh! Aah! Must try this one or that.
No rain at all today here except for last night and early this morning. I sat outside to eat my meal after watching Letters and Numbers on SBS. Very pleasant and I'm looking forward to making more from this book.