A Non-Newtonian Fluid (maddening) wrote,
A Non-Newtonian Fluid
maddening

The best thing about phishing emails is all the glaring grammatical errors or oddly worded sentences. Corporate/ Business culture has a certain way of phrasing things that these guys just can't seem to nail.

Dear Bank of America client,

You have received this email because you or someone had used your account from different locations.For security purpose, we are required to open an investigation into this matter.

In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your banking details.

The help speeed up to this process, please access the following link so we ca complete the verification of your Bank of America Online Banking Account registration information.

http://211.72.75.244/icons/www.bankofamerica.com/sslencrypt218bit/online_banking/


If we do no receive the appropriate account verification within 48 hours, then we will assume this Bank of America account is fraudulent and will be suspended.

The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your bank account has not been fraudulently used and to combat the fraud from our community. We appreciate your support and understanding and thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.



They also can't seem to mask out their address correctly. That's exactly as it appeared in the mail (that I got twice within an hour of each other). The thing that sucks is that this sloppy half assed work will be rewarded by so many people who don't apply any critical thinking whatsoever to what lands in their inbox. These are the same people who forward you fake scam emails and notices about viruses that don't exist. I don't get it much from friends or anything - but random participants from studies do tend to keep me in their address book and send along to me all those "this is really important" mails. What kills me is that most of the time those are the people who point out that none of their friends know anything about computers and that they are the go to guy/gal for Internet and computer related know how within their circle.

I sometimes think it's probably a good thing that my mom is scared of using the computer.
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