Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I hate lazy spammers

If you're going to phish for important information, at least get your syntax right. I was told recently in an email, "Verify your account now to avoid it closed." The intent of the message is obvious, and skitters just on the edge of being grammatical (maybe "avoid it being closed"?), but clearly this is an inexpert English user rather than a typing impaired spammer. Come on guys, have pride in what you're doing, even if that's trying to trick people in giving up their credit card information.

Any guesses on the writer's native language?

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