A few weeks ago, I got a text message from my wife asking me if I was home.
The message came in the form of a link that asked me to check my calendar.
I clicked it, and within seconds, I saw that the email I had been waiting for had arrived.
It was from a delivery company.
She had just received a package that had arrived and she had been very excited to take it to her.
But she had to make sure it was safe.
“I was like, What’s this?
What is this?
I thought I was going to die,” she told me.
She said she was so nervous, she was worried it was something bad, but the next day she found out that the package was the result of an email scam.
I started to cry.
I felt so helpless, she said.
I was scared.
She went to check on her house and discovered that she was receiving calls from a different company, the Dosa Express Delivery company.
“The message I got was from someone who was trying to get my money, trying to convince me that I was being ripped off by Dosa,” she said, according to the New York Post.
“He said he was a Dosa employee and he was going around telling people how they were going to get paid and that they had to be loyal and that I should just do what they say.”
So, she clicked the link, and the next thing she knew, the entire email scammer had gone off and had sent out the following message: “The Dosa is now offering you a chance to redeem your credit card on Dosa.com, so you can get the Dola package delivered to your house on Doda.com.”
This was not an email that had been sent from the Dota company itself, it was a direct marketing email sent to an unsuspecting consumer.
And, the message contained a link to a scam site.
But what was a scam is not a scam at all, said Sam Zellner, founder of Dosa, an online marketing company.
That was the point of the message, he said.
“It’s just a scam,” Zellman said.
That message didn’t tell anyone that the Doda Express delivery company was a fake.
“A lot of times when people receive an email, they do check the source,” he said, explaining that many scams are sent from a scammer.
“You can tell that it’s not from the legitimate company, it’s a scam.
That’s what they’re trying to do.
They’re trying for the credibility of the company.”
Zellson explained that when you click on a link on an email from a company, you are sending the company a message saying that you are a customer.
That is what they are trying to sell you.
“And that’s how they’ll get you to do what you want,” Zillson said.
Zellners email went viral.
A few hours later, I had a call from a representative of Doda, asking if I wanted to speak with someone about a package.
He was very nice and said he could send me a message with the exact address.
So I clicked the button and a short time later I received a message.
“Thank you so much,” it said.
Then, I found out the recipient was not a Doda employee, but an account I had registered for Doda at the time.
And it was that message, that link, that was the scam.
Zettner said he had no idea what had happened to the Doodas mail, but he had heard about other scams before.
He said he has been following up with his customers and he has no doubt that they are the victims of these scam emails.
“What I donít want to hear about is a scam, and that is the way I want to deal with it,” Zettman said, adding that he was willing to work with the sender of the email, to prevent it from happening again.
“If the scammer is willing to take action, weíll take action,” he added.
The next day, I sent a message to Zellmans email address and asked him to help me find out what had occurred.
Zellermans email response didn’t address the scam, but did suggest that his customers could report any suspicious email to him by calling the company.
The following day, my husband and I went to the delivery site.
We left our keys and credit cards in the car, and we checked the car with our GPS device.
We were able to see that it was parked in the driveway, and it was clear to us that it wasn’t a Dota delivery company employee.
When we got back to our car, the package that was delivered to the address was still in the trunk.
I went inside to see what was going on.
The package was wrapped in a