Sunday, October 11, 2009

Robert Mueller (Director of The FBI) Almost Fell For a Phishing Scam

Robert Mueller (Director of The FBI), almost gave away his banking information in a phishing scam. The scams, in which someone sends you an email or a link to cloned site (site made to look real but is not) asking for your username and password, is very common. That is why you see all the warning by companies 'we will never ask you for your user name and password'. Mueller did not fall for it, but apparently came close. He has now importantly been banned by his wife from doing online banking.

I am not sure if this is a real story; I certainly hope it is not. It could be meant as a little joke that no one got, or as a message to people to be careful about who they give their information to. If it is real, lets hope no one sends him an email asking for more sensitive data to 'verify his identity' or to prevent 'his account from being suspended'.

"At the end of the day, you either get it, or you do not. Sadly, the head of the FBI does not get it, at all. Robert Mueller, leader of one of the most powerful government arms of the US government recently almost fell for an online phishing scam, nearly giving away his personal banking information. His wife has now banned him from online banking."

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