Monday, April 9, 2012

Inbox Phishing

There seems to be a spate of these things circulating lately.  I've been forwarding them to whichever entity's identity has been compromised.  Sometimes the compromised entity thanks me for my vigilance.  Someday soon, when I have enough time, I'm gonna play with the phishermen a wee bit.  In the meantime, here's today's latest scam.  It's enough to send the grammar police into cardiac arrest:

Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 5:18 AM

Attention: Cox Users,

We are kindly bringing to your Notice that our customer service will be damaging down some E-mail accounts from our data base,

due to the high number of different E-mail Accounts that has been Violated by our E-mail policy, terms and conditions we are destroying down some E-mail users.

if you still choose to maintain your email with are adviced to send the informations below

E -mail...................


Birth date...................

Cox Pin.....................

You are to send your details to this email only ( )

Account owner that refuses to maintain his or her account after 3-4 working days of this notification will loose his/her account permanently from our site.


© 1998-2012 Cox Communications, Inc.

I'd really hate to loose my account or have it damaged down.  Think I should send my social security number, too, just so the dude in Qatar won't destroy down my email?

Nah.  I'll take my chances.


  1. I should give them the keys to my blog - maybe they (unlike me) can think of something to write.

  2. Yeaaahhhh, and I'll give my bank account info to them, too, so they can put those gazillion dollars in my account.

  3. I think the people who fall for these schemes are dumber than the people who generate 'em. IM(NS)HO.

  4. A friend recently told me that she "almost compromised her credit card" online. I don't know what she did, but I had similar thoughts as Buck's above comment.

  5. Oooh! Good thinking, Inno!

    I'll do that, too, PH -- we can grow rich together!

    Yep and Yep, Buck and Lou.

  6. Moogie, that MUST BE one of the worst scam e-mails in the history of the sport.

    So...what Buck, and Lou said!

    Hang in there, Inno. Post YouTube videos that make people cry until the inspiration comes back around. Or pitchers of little kids. Or, hot chicks (that will keep you on my GoobleReader for sure)!!!

  7. The hot chicks won't do it for me, Andy/Inno. Maybe puppies!