Monday, February 27, 2006

Stupid Spammers…and Their Victims

I normally delete spam before even opening it, especially when it’s an “official notification of Account Overview” from a bank I’ve never heard of. But sometimes I do check them out just to see how creative they’ve gotten in their attempt to rip me off. This one made me laugh.

Dear Sun National Bank Client,

This is your official notification from Sun National Bank that the service(s) listed below will be deactivated and deleted if not renewed immediately. Previous notifications have been sent to the Billing Contact assigned to this account. As the Primary Contact, you must renew the service(s) listed below or it will be deactivated and deleted.

Renew Now your Sun National Bank Bill Pay and Services.

If you are not enrolled in Online Banking, please enter your checking account number as Sign-in Username and Social Security Number as Password.

SERVICE: Sun National Bank Bill Payment.
EXPIRATION: February 29, 2006

Thank you, sincerely,

John Hartman
Customer Service
[Emphasis added.]

On the other hand, anyone who falls for that one doesn’t deserve to have money in the first place.