In general, I think spammers are stupid, but in this case, I’m referring to a spammer that was specifically stupid:
The subject line reads: Tax Refound (25372131) $620.50
Every reference in the e-mail refers to my REFOUND. Lord, you’d think they could at least spell the word properly.
Plus, usually when you get a spam e-mail like this with a spurious link in it, they make the link LOOK like it is a going to lead you to the real place (i.e. the IRS), but when you click on it, it turns out the underlying code of the link is actually taking you somewhere completely different.
In this particular case they didn’t even try to disguise their link, so I can see right away that they are sending me somewhere stupid.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
What scares me is that there are people out their that are even stupider (is that a word?) and will actually CLICK on these spammer’s links. Someone must be clicking, else the spammers wouldn’t keep trying. Right?
You are right Suzanne, people fall for it every day. How can people be so gullible? If it sounds too good to be true, usually it is.
I was getting these also. What made me think twice was that John is the primary…not me….and the IRS has our bank account number so why send ME an email????
Tanya Brown says
Yep! All it takes is tricking a few people, and they’ve made money.
It annoys the foo out of me too.
I never open ANY link without running my curser over it and checking the bottom left of my screen to see where it’s really going. Unfortunately the stupid ones are easy to avoid – it’s the stuff that looks like it comes from someone you know or a someone you do business with that seem to cause all the trouble.