So, today I checked my mail and found the usual selection of spam and phishing emails. Although most get caught by filters from my ISP or via installed internet security there are always a few that slip the net. There was one such case that caught my eye and, although I knew it was a phishing email, curiosity got the better of me:
Yep, that is an phishing email for a failed parcel delivery addressed to me and, very clearly in the To: field, a whole bunch of other people called Darren.
Made me laugh so I thought I would share it with you all. A new contender for worst phishing attempt ever? No this one from a few years ago still wins…just.
About Darren Hodder
Darren is the director of Fraud Consulting Ltd, which was incorporated in July 2009 to provide vendor neutral fraud consultancy services to clients covering financial services, banking, telecommunications and insurance industries, both in the UK and internationally.
His experience ranges from working on single portfolio in-house solutions through to national fraud bureaux and data sharing initiatives. Prior to his current position Darren worked for Experian Decision Analytics (EDA) where he held various roles within the Fraud & Identity Solutions and Global Technology groups over a 10 year period.
Darren is an active member of the Fraud Advisory Panel, IAFCI and the ACFE. He is also a member of the editorial board for E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy published by Cecile Park Publishing.
Follow Darren on twitter: @FraudAssist