October 21st, 2005

marcus 2013

Pillocks...

Oh deary me...

If you're going to try to scam me, at least have the courtesy to write your message in something approaching grammatical English. Just had a phishing e-mail purportedly from Amazon with at least three errors in it... Added italics to show them more clearly.


Dear Amazon member,

We regret to inform you that your Amazon account was been suspended for a period of 3-4 days,after that it will be terminated.
During our regularly schedule account maintenance and verification we have detected a slight error in your billing information on file with Amazon.
This might be due to either following reasons:


- A recent change in your personal information (i.e. change of address)
- Submitting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
- An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due an internal error within processors.




Your credit card on file with Amazon

Card number: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX (Not shown for security purposes) Expiration date: XX/XX


Please sign in to your Amazon account and update your billing information:



If your account information is not update, your account on Amazon will be terminated.


That's "has been", "either of the following reasons", and "not updated", idiots. There's also a little button labelled "activate now" (why "Activate?") which I initially thought was a link to their scamming site, but doesn't seem to be a link. I suspect it activates some sort of spyware.

Bozos.