The Spam Report: Day #39: "Dr. Todd Becker"

Published On: Nov 22 2013 10:37:59 AM CST
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Growing up as a child of the '70's, one of the television shows my father liked to discuss was Star Trek. So many catchphrases emerged from that Gene Roddenberry series, but one my friends and I co-opted came from the program's doctor, Leonard McCoy, otherwise known as "Bones."

When he would say, “I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer,” or “I’m a doctor, not a mechanic,” it always led to good laughs. We ended up taking the theme to school much to our teachers' dismay.

"We're not pack mules, we can't carry that many books home," we'd say. Or, "we're not Einstein, we can't solve that science problem." You get the drift and the reason why some educators were happy to see me move on from their classes.

Well, today's Spam Report reminded me of those days. I received an email from a "Dr. Todd Becker" or is it "Mr. Todd Becker?" He seems to have an identity complex as both are represented in the short note sent to me.

Suffice it to say, I'm a reporter who looks into spam email, not an investor. Further, I'd hope any doctor who I ever see would be smart enough to go to an actual financial counselor for investing advice. Finally, I'm pretty convinced Dr. Todd Becker is not a real doctor. Hopefully, his mother's not telling all her friends that he is.

That conversation might eventually start like this: "Mom, I'm a scam artist, not a doctor."

Have a great weekend.

If you want a link to a bunch of Bones McCoy's quips, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MULMbqQ9LJ8

--Adam


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From: Mr.Todd Becker [mailto:13point@dect.com.es]
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 5:11 PM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: Dr.Todd Becker.

Hello.
I need your assistance in executing an investment on fixed trust fund deposit of $15,500,000.00 into your accounts. For more  details.My private email.

My Regard,

Dr.Todd Becker