So I know this scam is pretty common but the way they went about it was quite genius if you ask me.
I was at work today when I got an email from the CEO of the company I work for. (Keep in mind that this a work email thats hosted privately so its not just some gmail account. I also only use this email for work and nothing else) He asked if I could keep this private then proceeded to tell me he wanted to get everyone at work gift cards or something as a Christmas gift and wanted me to go pick them up for him.
So I went and got some gift cards. $1200 worth.
Just as I was about to send him all the codes for them, I gotta funny feeling so I decided to call him up to confirm and my suspicions were right it was not him at all.
Sorry for the bad grammar and formatting.