Tisk Tisk

Published Mon, May 30 2005 21:05 | William

I've posted many times about how many of the phishing attempts I get hit with have glaring holes in them. It never ceases to amaze me that people with apparently sophisticated technical skills, that cover just about every imaginable base technologically,forget to cover the really obvious stuff.  Check out the latest Phishing Email I got:

From: eBay <Scurity@ebay.com>
To: williamryan@gmail.com
Date: May 30, 2005 8:54 PM
Subject: Place or Update Credit Card on File
 
There were quite a few other giveaways, like the fact that the credit card referenced isn't correct, I don't use this email account for ebay stuff etc.  The real question though is WHO falls for this stuff.  I mean, GMail puts big warnings all over the place, as does Charter.  There are tons of grammar and spelling errors and just about everything else that could be wrong.  But I guess some folks keep falling for it or the Phishers wouldn't keep doing it.
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# William said on May 30, 2005 10:06 PM:

I guess the basic problem is that it only takes one idiot in a million to make for a good payday.

# William said on May 31, 2005 1:09 AM:

easy enough for me...i don't have an eBay account..nor a PayPal account..or anything simular - yet i still get these idiotic emails..

luckily nothing has so far gotten past the anti-spam in gmail.

# William said on June 1, 2005 4:03 PM:

If these sloths and bottom-feeders could compose a simple English sentence they could make an honest living...

# William said on June 14, 2005 4:17 PM:

"I guess the basic problem is that it only takes one idiot in a million to make for a good payday."

QFT.

# TrackBack said on June 14, 2005 6:11 PM:

Tisk Tiskooeess

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