The Daily Spam Report 11/15: “Pretty gutsy”

BBB_Reverse-blue-rgbToday’s submission to the Spam Report reflects just how ridiculous and impersonal many scammers out there are. We’ve written in the past about the “Dear Sir” and “Dear Madam” and “Dear Customer” emails that are obvious red flags when the sender does not know your name.

The email below is obviously a phishing operation, but the fact that it was sent to the Wisconsin office of the Better Business Bureau should give you the idea that these scammers are not the brightest lights on the Christmas tree. They’re a couple candles short of a menorah. They’re a couple fries short of a Happy Meal. They’re a couple rings short of the Olympic symbol.

Feel free to add your favorite metaphor for people who act in an unintelligent fashion.

They send these emails out to thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of people. All it takes is a couple folks to fall for it. The Better Business Bureau works to prevent that and so, too, does The Spam Report.

As Kimberly Hazen, the regional director of the Southwest Wisconsin chapter of the BBB wrote to me, “Pretty gutsy to send this to the BBB!”

Embrace that attitude yourself and make it gutsy for them to send this stuff to you in the future as well.

Have a great weekend and always remember to hit Delete.

Adam

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: CEOZP.Dhule <CEOZP.Dhule@maharashtra.gov.in>
Date: Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Subject: Confirm Receipt.
To:

Your Email ID Awarded £1,000,000.00 Pounds From The British North America JUMBO End Of Year Draw,
For Claims Kindly Send The Below Information TO THIS EMAIL: ( british.jumboaward2013@gmx.us )

Full Name:
Address:
Mobile Number:
Age:

Congratulations!!

Regards,

Mr CEOZP. Dhule
Customer Care Officer.