Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night… nor a global pandemic will stop a scammer.
Check out this “serious” email:
Staying safe is the best way to survive this pandemic, how are you
doing, I am yet to hear from you concerning my proposal, did you get
my last email?
Senior Sales Executive
Kirishi Oil Refinery, Russia
Uhhmmmm… No. Did not get any proposal, nor do I want one. Two, ignoring your email is the best way to stay scam-safe. And three, f&ck your faux concern for my well-being in this pandemic.
How about you accept my proposal: Eat a bag of sweaty d&cks, and die…
Must be the quarantine wine talking…
Spam vs. Spam
There are days where I'd rather have a plate of Spam than deal with spam email. Though spam email has provided some fodder for this blog on more than one occasion. Props for being a tad bit more savvy, scammers, but I see you!
You might catch someone off guard with this. You're using the company name properly with the little "e" and capital "H". but... The weirdo fonts is a dead giveaway, and the "eHarmonyPartner" one-word thing.
This pic almost looks legit-- complete with "company" address and the "click to unsubscribe" link. Which I'm sure is some kind of virus. Oh, and I'm not single... so..
Then there's this:
Uhmmm. Am I supposed to hit "reply"? So glad you have a "genuine" investment op-- unlike the disingenuous ones/ Whew!
And then there's this one:
I'm puzzled. Because I'm not a member. And I've never served in the military. So, I'm not going to validate you or me now,. And... what's with the blank picture. At least the eHarmony scam had a legit-ish pic.
Editor-in-chief Kathy Vogel shares what's on her mind... through her fingers.