CyberSec Tips: Email – Spam – Fraud – example 4
Sometimes it’s pretty easy to tell a fraud. Some of these guys are just lazy:
> From: ”PINILLA, KARINA” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date sent: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 22:05:05 +0000
> Do you want your X-mas money and bonus for gift,if Yes contact me at this email:
You don’t know this person. No subject for the message. No explanation of why they are going to give you money. (Although the name chosen for the email would seem to indicate that they want to emulate a pay-day loan company–which are pretty much rip-offs anyway.) Poor grammar and spelling.
A while back someone seriously theorized that this lack of care might be deliberate. Only stupid people would fall for a “come-on” like this, and it would be easier to defraud stupid people. Unfortunately, as the song says, the world is full of stupid people …