Here is yet another example of a phishing email to beware:

Not actually from Google or anyone trustworthy…

The sender address and bad grammar should give it away. But it still looks pretty convincing, and is closely modeled off of other real Google email messages.

Do NOT call the number. Do NOT reply to the email. Do NOT click the links.

If you receive this, mark this message as Spam, and then Delete it.

I’ll admit, though, I called the number. From an anonymous line. I added a comical 30 years to my voice and fumbled through a call with a scammer.

He pretended to be with Google, and researched my email address (which I made up on the spot). And he insisted to me that I was being hacked and calling my ISP wouldn’t do any good. He tried to convince me that my IP address was compromised, and because IP addresses were unchangeable and assigned for a lifetime, I had to do the needful and let him fix the issue.

Using my regular voice, I called him on his nonsense and he said some bad words and I moved on. Sigh. It’s just another Monday.