I have three different e-mail accounts. Lately all of them have been inundated with marvelous news about my free $50 gift certificates from Walmart, Walgreens, Southwest Airlines, Macy’s, Home Depot, Amazon, Microsoft, and various other well-known outfits.
They follow the security alerts that are addressed to “Valuable Customer” from banks such as Wells Fargo, Chase, TD, and Pay Pal. Same thing but more urgent: my account/debit card has been blocked because of too many attempts to access my account.
Then there’s the miraculous fat-burning boner pill from Dr. Oz.
All I have to do is click on the link and, fill in my account information, and I’ll get my $50, my account will be unblocked, and I’ll lose weight and get laid at the same time.
I guess the Nigerian bankers and widows have a new gig.
Anyone who falls for this shit deserves to get ripped off.