Sometimes scammers seem stupid

Over the time that I’ve been watching the Internet (which is since the early ’80s), the sophistication of the medium has grown substantially. This is also true for the sophistication of the scams perpetrated on the Internet. But, not all scammers seem to have kept their boats afloat on this rising tide. The accompanying image of an e-mail message I got today illustrates something that must be near the low end of the scale for refined phishing. Of course, if spammers are counting on a hit rate of less than 1% when they send a message such as this one to millions of addresses, mayhaps they don’t have to be finesseful. Account details from 5000 folks who are less sharp than this scammer might still suffice.
Image of not-so-sharp scam message

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  1. Pingback: And sometimes spammers are very savvy « John Wills Lloyd

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