Ever had those days where you look at the spam in your email box and revel in the sheer random stupidity of the messages themselves, and anyone who would think they were legitimate? Today was another of those days for me. I give you my list of spam that awaited me this morning:
From: Message tag:
infoATfbi.gov You Have won the sum of $1,000,000.00 Legally (oh thank you FBI for (a) giving me money and (b) assuring me that it is all LEGAL!)
Billie Dean SAVE HUGE ON MEDICATION
Microprom2012ATlive.com You Have Won ([symbol for pounds] 950,000.00)
Sarah I found you (well thank God because I have been waiting to be found)
Luxury-Replicas High Quality Top Brand Watches, Purses, Jewelry, andMuch More (think this is where the Kardashians get their crap?)
Kandra Hannelore MenMax Pills - Erection Pill 95% Success Rate, MenMax is Powerful! 6m6i (of course, there are always the spam emails touting pills to make it bigger, stronger, faster...whatever Kandra!)
adminsaleshopsss0ATmail... NEW PHARMACY ONLINE (FREE PILLS) (yeah, nothing creepy about offering to send free pills...)
In order to justify the continued spam emails, these companies must get some response and make some money, or they wouldn't do it. So who in this day and age is dumb enough to believe they got a junk email announcing they won a million bucks? I am quite sure you would be required to disclose private data in order to "register" to receive your prize...seriously, do people still do this???
And as for the companies sending out prescription meds over the internet...as a prosecutor married to a pharmacist with first hand knowledge of addiction to prescription medication, HOLY CRAP!
The world is a strange place, with predators potentially around every corner. What starts out as humorous to me, quickly devolves into a risk and safety assessment.