I keep getting emails in my in-box that wish me happy holidays or Merry Christmas. It makes me wonder if they really mean it because it is usually followed by how I can save 20% on a shirt, or how I can buy one sweater… and get three free. Do I really need four sweaters right now?
Those emails just don’t feel real. Plus, it feels like the email is replacing the good old-fashioned Christmas card. Just sayin’.
Anyway, I thought I would do a holiday blog with something that makes me smile:
And then a good old-fashioned “Angry Cat” pic o’ day finish. This sure beats a sale on ties!
Good Morning Monday! I received another. A spam email asking for money. It makes it sound like a friend traveling is in need and can’t call.
I had read about versions of this email and had received one similar to this a few years ago. Here’s the email that might pop into your email in-box:
I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had to be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a program. The program was successful, but our journey has turned sour. we misplaced our wallet and cell phone on our way back to the hotel we lodge in after we went for sight seeing. The wallet contained all the valuables we had.
I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but i have only very few people to run to now. i will be indeed very grateful if i can get a loan of $2,250 USD or whatever you can afford to spare me from you. this will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford in assisting me with. I promise to refund it in full as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. Please, let me know soonest.
Thanks so much
This email came from a named lawyer that I see about once a year. It was even his correct name. Still, I knew this was a falsehood. Despite the nonsense of the email, there are even clues with the grammar and some of the letters. Plus, when was the last time that you saw someone ask for money with “USD” after it?
If you get something like this, then I would recommend to just quickly delete. A good reminder that spammers/scammers are still at work.
And for pic o’ day, I am posting one that might be an old one. It was just sent to me and it made me laugh. Please keep those pic o’s coming please!