So, this morning I got this email
I must admit this sets my spidey spam/phishing/419 scam 6th sense into overdrive, someone wanting to speak to me in confidence by email (for the native French speakers - do I have the translation correct?).
The odd thing though is the originator is putatively the plumber who installed the heating system for the previous owner of the house and with whom I corresponded by email three years ago when I had a problem with the heat exchanger.
I suspect this is not genuine (though it does appear to originate from an orange.fr email account so that bit is not forged). For one thing it just feels like spam, for another the plumber did not presume to use “tu” the last time we corresponded, for a 3rd there is a subtle difference between the email address on the plumber’s website, which was also used in our correspondence in 2015 and the address from which the above email was sent.
I have replied, just in case it is genuine, but remain suspicious - anyone care to lay a bet as to how it is going to pan out?
I reckon someone has hacked the plumbers email account, BTW