Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Phishing, Schmishing!

I get spam mail all the time.  Phish mail.  You know, the kind that try to get you to give them information?

These stupid people must think I’m more stupid than they.

Here’s an example of the bulk of the email.  I bet I received 10 of these emails in the last week, each from a different email address.  Idiots.
Now that you've perused that finely worded email, this is what I'd like to reply back to them.  I won't, but I WANT to…and badly.

Dear Mark at Perfect Impact Signs.com
  1. Do you think I can’t see your email address? And that it has zero to do with any insurance?
  2. A sure sign of a scam/spam/phish is misspelled words.  You get an A+ on misspelling, dude.
  3. Your grammar sucks.
  4. I wouldn’t click on that link if my life depended on it.
  5. Let’s see.  $3 a week X 52 weeks is $156.  Do you really think you can insure one of my vehicles for that, per year?  Much less 4 vehicles?   Yeah.  That’s what I thought.
  6. Why don’t you go get a real job, you dork?
Okay.  Rant over.

I’m going to go drive my insured vehicle now.  Straight to my job - you know, the one where I work, so I can pay insurance. Like every other red-blooded American (supposedly).

Have a good day!


  1. While I want to horse whip spammers in general, my actual anger goes to people who fall for this and make it a worthwhile activity.

    And I really wish the government would just set up a couple of email accounts, reply to the emails, and then go after each and every one of these people for wire fraud. And if they are in foreign countries where we can't touch them? We have those UAV drones, right?

  2. Oh yes. There is a special place in hell of spammers.

  3. But look at all the money you would save . . .

  4. Sad thing is, there are lots and LOTS of folks who fall for this and click the link ... and suffer the consequences. I always have to watch out for what my dad does, because he takes emails like this at face value ... clicked on one from 'Microsoft' and crashed his computer last year. For the past few days, I've been getting fake PayPal emails with attachments and links, and they are pretty convincing (except for the grammar, which was pretty bad in places.) That car insurance scam you got sounds tempting ... NOT!

  5. And yet, new ones spring forth every day to drive us crazy. Luckily, it only takes half a brain to figure out the scammers these days.


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