By Jo Mixon
I decided to share this information because it has gotten so out of hand. Recently, both my email and my phones have been hacked. People on my email lists have received scam emails impersonating me using a third-party address asking for help by purchasing and sending gift cards.
It’s crucial to be careful and take precaution with all emails, whether they appear to be from a trusted friend or not. Please take extra caution prior to to opening any attached documents or sending money and buying gift cards or any other things of value or even downloading a virus on your devises. Always contact the friend who seems to have sent the email and ask if they sent it.
Strangely, for months, I had been receiving calls to my phone that were not to me. It was clearly another person calling someone else and my line getting crossed in the call. I could hear their conversation, but they could not hear me, nor were they aware I was on the line. Then, people in my phone contacts were returning phone calls to me, I did not make, thanking me for taking a survey, I did not take, requesting money for materials I did not request and even a letter I sent to a state representative that I did not send. All of them came from my phone numbers and my email/computer addresses/IP servers.
I believe both my emails and phones have now been “fixed” and secured. It is such an invasion of privacy for hackers who want to scam you. Be cautious!