Misdirected emails containing sensitive information


Over the years I have received many misdirected emails on websites I am operating or contact form messages from domain names I own.

I get these on all extensions but mainly .com, .org and .gr. A lot of people are confused and they mistakenly type an email address that is typically simpler than the intended address.

But this is the first time today I got an email asking me to delete an email containing sensitive information:

I accidentally sent an email to this domain when I intended to send it to a similar, but different, domain. If it was received, please permanently delete it upon receipt as it contains sensitive information.
Thank you.

I don’t have email activated for this domain name so their email message must have bounced. Anyway, I am not even sure they sent the email to my domain name or some other domain.

I informed the person contacting that I don’t have email activated. If I had received the email message then I would have deleted it.

BTW, the domain name is a .us and not a domain I would describe as a very popular keyword.

This situation is something that happens often and usually people don’t even notice it. It is a very serious situation that can lead to compromised information or customer/revenue loss.


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