Months ago, I emailed a friend at email@example.com (example address) and apparently my friend doesn’t own that address because he told me it was slightly different than the one I sent the email to. Then yesterday I got a reply from what seemed to be that email, but it was actually firstname.lastname@example.org. So they replied to my email but from a similar looking address. I am just wondering how they could have gotten my email message if I sent it to a different address. I knew by their reply that they got my email message since they were talking about it specifically. The reply itself sounds fishy too: “Heyla,
I lost track of my email for a few months. Forgive me that I’m not sure who you are. I’ve been going through a lot of medical stuff lately. In a later email from you, you sent a song. I’ve downloaded it to listen to. I hope you are well.”
Clearly this is someone phishing. And if I get a request for money wired to Nigeria, I will know for sure it’s bs, but until then I am just trying to figure out how they could have gotten my message.