Amusements, part CLXXVII

I like to reward spam senders who manage to get me to open their messages. It’s rare, but it happens.

Take today for example. I received a message claiming to be from PayPal. I do not have a PayPal account, but just yesterday I placed an on-line order from a retailer who uses PayPal for payment. So I opened the message and it claimed that my account was breached and shut down until I provide my user-name and password, yadda yadda.

The URL was to PayPal.com except that when I put my cursor over it, the actual URL displayed in the status bar at the bottom of my web mail client showed an entirely different URL. So I don’t have an account and therefore it wasn’t breached, and I know this link isn’t taking me to PayPal.

What do I do?

I follow the link! Yes, I know that simply following the link can be dangerous. You’re ruining my story.

I follow the link. I enter “You Suck” as the user-name, and something I shouldn’t publish (because it’s so foul) as the password.

It’s the little things that amuse me so much.

One thought to “Amusements, part CLXXVII”

  1. When ever marketing types want you to enter your email address to download some little free thing I always use Chuck at hotmail dot com

    His full name, I decided, is Charles Wad!

    That poor dude.

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