My dad, the patient man that he is, always counseled me when we were growing up, sitting on the pier, lines in the water, that I had misinterpreted the nature of our business lakeside.
"Adam," he said as I had finished reeling in my 58th straight lure with nothing more than a piece of seaweed on the hook. "They call it fishing, not catching."
That lesson is one that resonates still to this day and even, in the spam/scam prevention arena.
Today's viewer submission is from Bob in Oregon and it's a clear effort to glean personal information from him... a so-called "phishing expedition," where the only goal is to compromise the recipient.
As Bob said in his note to me, "Bad grammar is the tip off." And then, he followed up with "I didn’t even bother to send you the one from Nigeria."
Feel free folks to send them from anywhere and everywhere (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and if you get the email below, just hit delete.
From: Google Doc [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2014 2:58 PM
Subject: Regarding Your Pending Document
Your 6 incoming Documents was Returned due to the recent upgrade in our database,
In order to receive this Documents Click HERE to VALIDATE your Email Account and wait for responds from Google Docs! .
We apologies for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Google Docs! Account Services.
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material.
Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited.
If you received this in Spam, please kindly move it to inbox.