I just got the funniest phishing email.
We've all got received those "desperate" please from "Miss Jane Oombambwa" in the Ivory Coast whose dead father has millions of dollars she needs to transfer to the U.S. with our help, right? Variations on this theme are so frequent they're cliché.
Well here's a new one. I received an email (sent to "undisclosed recipients," of course) telling me that my Match.com account has been suspended and I need to re-connect "now."
Match.com, of course, is a single's website (respectable, as far as I know). But of course a happily-married woman doesn't have accounts in such places (or she wouldn't be happily-married, n'est-ce pas?).
So here's a snapshot of my email:
"Congratulations!" it tells me. "You've joined the most dynamic group of singles out there." But, it continues, "We just installed a new software & hardware to improve our services and support your subscription. Please to prevent us from Suspending your online access. We Kindly ask you to update your Online Identity, Click below to confirm your account details."
Hmmmm, funny how the spelling and wording are starting to sound like they come from someone living in the Ivory Coast....
Anyway, I got a good chuckle from this before deleting it.