How did a thread about a phishing scam turn into a pissing contest about Donald and Hillary? FFS... This is why our political situation isn't getting better. This is why we have Donald freakin Trump as president. Back on topic.... I deal with this stuff daily. It's a rolling domino effect. When one gets compromised, they will read your email and find tendencies and concoct an email or request that seems completely legit because that's what you would normally do. After that, they will try to get money with phishing schemes and send everyone on your contacts list an email trying to compromise them as well. Don't click links, don't click attachments and don't wire transfer money to someone even if it comes from a known address that you always do business with. It's not sophisticate at all and you don't even have to be an idiot to fall for it. One lapse of judgement or one simple mistake or overlooking small details like a changed signature, different phone number, email address looks almost the same... is all it takes. Best bet is if it's something major like what Barbara was dealing with, they should have gotten verbal confirmation or not sent money at all.