I really have to wonder: when Romanians go fishing, do they wade out into the middle of the river, and cast their lures up into the brush on the bank?
From the phishing mailbag:
Response from yabe963
Item: *Area-51M 7700* (6808709029
This message was sent after the listing *closed*.
yabe963 is the *winner*.
Why aren’t you sending me the money for the item i sold you ??? I waited long
enough for you. I will report you to eBay. I am not a fool!!!
It would be unkind of me to point out how much more effective it would be if the URL referred to
sign.in rather than
sing.in, but, really: a message from the winner of the auction, asking for his money? I’ve never bought or sold anything through eBay, but even I know enough about auctions to know that the “*winner*” sends money to the “*seller*.” Sorry, yabe963, but I’m afraid you are a fool!!!
(Could someone explain to me the extreme fondness for punctuation amongst phishers for whom English is not a first language? I’m pretty sure that if Amazon ever does email me asking me to reactive my account, they will not use three exclamation points in a row in the subject of the email, the way the typical phishing email does.)