I had the very same email, Yvonne, also from an addy I knew, but the phrasing was slightly off (she'd NEVER have said something using that syntax and vocab). So, I reported it, but all that seems to do is make them quit bothering me and move on to the next pigeon.There's this gal I used to work with at the phone company who emails jokes and funny stories to a whole bunch of us retirees. For the whole length of my career with the phone company she called me Miss Y. A couple days ago I got an email from her asking if I would buy a Google Play card for her for her niece's birthday as she's travelling and is unable to do it herself. Number one, she didn't call me Miss Y. Number two, we're not close friends and we don't email or phone each other. Number three, she's very outgoing and has a ton of friends and I really doubt I would be her first choice to ask a favor.
The email came from her email address.
At the risk of hurting her feelings, I didn't respond.
I don't answer my phone unless the caller I.D. shows it's either from someone I know or from an actual person (as opposed to "Unknown Name"). My answering machine message advises people I don't do turtle rescue anymore. And once the message starts to play the "unknown name" folks hang up.I have discovered I have a super power! I can make phone scammers hang up on me! Hommnabipidity boopiddibbity bop!