It pays to be able to spot basic errors.
by Andy Scheer
Somehow this email, with the subject line firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.