In the day of elaborately designed phishing messages that genuinely appear to be from my bank, it’s almost refreshing to see spam like the following, which is so naive it’s almost endearing:
DEAR : WEBMAIL USER .
YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS EMAIL BECAUSE WE ARE ABOUT TO CARRYOUT SOME MAINTANANCE ON ALL OUR EMAIL CLIENTS ACCOUNT BECAUSE WE HAVE DETECTED SOME TROJAN VIRUSES WHICH IS ABOUT TO SPREAD AND ATTACK ALL OUR EMAIL USERS MAILBOX.
SO AS FOR YOUR ACCOUNT TO REMAIN SAFE, YOU ARE REQUIRED EMAIL US YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS : email@example.com . FOR US TO PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT FROM BEEN CLOSED AND YOUR MESSAGES IN YOUR MAILBOX WILL STILL BE INTACT .
UPON RECEIPT OF THIS NOTIFICATION , YOU ARE TO RESPOND WITH YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD WITHIN THE NEXT 48HRS .
MERRY XMAS IN ADVANCE TO ALL OUR EMAIL CLIENTS .
What’s distressing about it, though, is that there are people out there who are actually stupid (or trusting) enough that they will send their username and password to jenni2nicess.