Grammar Fraud

It pays to be able to spot basic errors.Andy Scheer 2014

by Andy Scheer

Somehow this email, with the subject line service@visa.usa,  got through my spam filter.

In scanning for phishing schemes, the spam filter failed to check for errors in spelling, spacing, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

Hello Guest visa card

Your credit card is suspended, because we’ve noticed a problem on your card .

We determine that someone may be using your card without your permission . For your protection, we’ve suspended your credit card . To lift this suspention,

Note: If not completed mar 22, 2014, we will be forced to suspend your card indfiniment because it can be used for fraudulent
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter .

Thank you ,
Customer Support Service.

Here’s hoping that spammers and other purveyors of email fraud never realize the need to hire accomplished writers and editors.

For those who stayed alert in English class, take encouragement: Even if your skills never earn you big money in sales, at least they can keep you from being defrauded.

About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.

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