As an assistant district attorney, Brooke Smith prosecutes people for scams. She also educates the public on what to look for and how not to become victims of a scams.
But last week, Smith almost fell victim to an e-mail scam when she received a startling e-mail from her lifelong friend in England—only she wasn’t in England, and it wasn’t her friend.
The e-mail came from her friend’s personal e-mail account around 7 a.m. Thursday, April 15, with “My Horrible Experience!!!” in the subject line.