Be Careful

I have a confession. I’m not as tech savvy as I’d like to be. I’m ashamed to admit that I almost fell for a scam.

Caller ID is not infallible. With the right equipment, it can be faked. I did not know that. I do now.

I got a call last week ostensibly from Amazon. At least that’s what showed up on my caller ID. So I answered the call and long story short, it was not Amazon but a hacker trying to get into my account and computer. I shudder to think what might have happened if the hacker got control of my IP address. I’m pretty trusting, but thankfully got suspicious when he asked me to work with him to change it.

Thanks to Amazon for reassuring me that my account was secure and had not been hacked.

Stay safe everyone and never give out your IP address or personal information.

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