|Wow. There's a real world out there waiting to chew you up and spit you out if you don't get some internet (used to be 'street') smarts.|
I get alleged emails from AOL about once a week telling me they're going to close my account if I don't click on the link they provide to update my 'information'. I do a mouse-over on the link and it's not an AOL page. Besides, it's not even coming on my primary AOL account. But if I go to the page it sure looks legit.
Same thing with Bank of America and Capital One. I don't even have accounts with them!
So be wary of EVERY email that says there's a problem with some account. Never believe you've won a bunch of money and in order to receive it they need your personal information or you need to give them a deposit. Never believe the one about the foreign official who for some reason needs your help to get his money out of the bank. (But if you help him out he'll share it with you.)
Most scams aren't unique and if you google some of the information they give you'll get hits about others who have had the same experience.
Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat