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.