Hey, I just got an email... from a Nigerian prince? He wants to send me money! Hey, that's SO cool!
Dude, are you crazy?! This is obviously a socially engineering Trojan!
A socially engineering WHAT?! What even is that?
A socially engineering Trojan is a way for hackers to steal information from susceptible victims. By playing into the potential victim's emotions, these criminals can obtain personal information such as credit card information.
Wow, what can I do to prevent him from stealing my information? Obviously I shouldn't send any emails back, but is there a way for me to prevent any more emails from contacting me?
It can be very obvious because the grammar or capitalization will be wrong or look off.
THIS IS THE NIGERIAN PRINCE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU 5 MILLION DOLLARS, BUT FIRST YOU MUST SEND US YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER AND $1000 JUST TO CLARIFY YOUR IDENTITY.
At the end of the day, just block the email. Make sure to NEVER distribute personal information unless it is with a trusted source, and read the terms and conditions before doing so. As long as you follow these very simple and easy tips, there is no reason to be fooled by a socially engineering Trojan.