Recently I came across an online plea for help from someone who fell prey to a phishing scam. He said someone claiming to be the company CEO sent him an email asking him to buy Google Play gift cards for a bonus and then send him the details. He was out sick that day, the CEO is off-site a lot, and he didn’t suspect this was a scam. He bought the cards and sent the scammer all the details. It wasn’t until the scammer asked for a second batch of cards that he realized it might not be the CEO. At that point he called the office only to discover it had been a scam all along.