Leprechauns are never the hero of the story
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, I thought I thought I’d follow the theme and share something about Ireland and leprechauns.
A Trip to Ireland
I visited Ireland many years ago, and it was a glorious trip. The Euro recently introduced to the country, and the exchange rate was not in my favor. What I remember most about the trip was how friendly everyone was. People smiled. Greeted you with kind words. When we needed advice on something to do or needed directions, everyone was glad to help. Sadly, I never did spy or catch a leprechaun.
The Origins of Leprechauns
Tales of leprechauns date back to the 1600s with mentions of little men and cobbling shoes. Later, they become associated with riches and gold. With all these stories, leprechauns are never the hero. He’s either helping or hindering the hero. More often than not he’s in a grumpy mood and he’s the ultimate trickster. Even if you catch that leprechaun, you’ll never get that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Cybercriminals are Grumpy Leprechauns
Think of the fraudsters sending spoofing emails as grumpy leprechauns. They’re not the hero in your story, and you’re never going to get that pot of gold. If you don’t keep a close eye on the email, they will trick you out of either your money, information, passwords, or all three! If you get an email from a leprechaun offering you a pot of gold, think twice and avoid clicking.
Erin go Bragh!
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