Three days ago I received what appeared to be an e-mail from my wife's uncle. There was no subject line, and the body of the message just contained a link to a URL in another country.
I'm certain that the message was some sort of virus or malware attack, not actually an e-mail sent by my wife's uncle.
(I'm ashamed to admit that I'm certain of that because a couple of years ago I very foolishly clicked on a link in a similar message that only appeared to be from my wife's cousin. It took me hours and hours to clean my computer after that mistake!)
Anyway, what is the polite thing to do in a case like this?
When it happened a couple of years ago, after I cleaned my computer I sent a very polite note to my wife's cousin, telling her I knew that she didn't send the message herself but that I thought she should know that I thought her e-mail account had been hijacked. (I also told her exactly how I had cleaned my computer, in case she wanted to pass that information along to other victims, although I hoped I was the only one foolish enough to click on that link.) My wife's cousin sent me a nice reply, and everything was fine.
When the message supposedly from my wife's uncle came this week, I deleted it and sent him a separate note telling him very politely that I thought his account had been compromised.
There's been no reply from the uncle after three days.
I've done my duty by politely informing him, correct? (It would be overkill on my part to try to contact him again to be sure he knows, right?) He's being a little rude by not replying, isn't he? (Or am I too sensitive in expecting a reply?)