James, a smart, young, and working man had just opened his email account. Over the past few months, he had been troubled by "Watson University" to click on a link so that he could go for a better degree. He finally got sick of it and clicked on the link.
OK, FINE. I WILL CLICK ON YOUR LINK.
A second after submitting his information, he saw a hook on the computer with something saying "thanks for info". The hook turned his way.
Thanks for Info
Why is the hook turning towards me and why is it thanking me?
Suddenly, the hook turned into a black hole. He felt a slight breeze and a pull towards the computer as some cash of his and his credit card was sucked in into the hole. However, he did not see that his data was sucked in. It was too late.
What is that on my computer - and why do I feel a pull?
The whole world flickered about while he was getting sucked in into the computer with the rest of his information.
Wait, what is is happening to my cash? My credit cards? Am I getting sucked in into the computer? NOOOOOOOOO!
James came out on the other side to find a raining, polluted place that was reeking with remnants of old things. He was surrounded by ruins, with no escape, as the program thanked him for his information. The ground quaking was the program's thanks.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INFORMATION!! We can do what ever we want and you have NO ESCAPE!!!
This place reeks! What happened? Where am I? Why is the ground quaking?
Back on the other side, a clone of James spawned and slowly destroyed everything of his one by one. This was the effect of phishing, the real computer monster.
$1000000 transaction complete.
Step one: Deplete bank account, done, only 15 more steps to go.