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>
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.