Monday, April 21, 2008

Chasing down another spam email

I haven't used this "mailbag" graphic in a while.

It's not that I don't get interesting email -- or funny spam -- it's just that it can become... repetitive after awhile.

But I couldn't resist this one (click to enlarge):

"Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on your account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on your account."

Kids: Here's a reason why we keep harping on you to learn basic English grammar. If you don't know the difference between "there" and "their" you might be taken in by the pirated corporate logo. If you failed to recognize the many errors in this email you might be lulled into a false sense of security by the almost-but-not-quite-quoted-accurately privacy and security language used in the boilerplate section of the email... and you might actually click on one of the response links laid out for unwary recipients.

What will we do, though, when the Nigerian generals' widows learn proper English?


Patti said...

Let's hope those ladies never learn good grammar.

Shelby said...

That irks me.. the grammer thing. I'm not perfect by any means, but it seems the average guy (even the crooks and spammers) should know the difference between there and their (and they're). Oh well.