Every once in a while, among all the Viagra, Hot Babe and Penis Enlargement spam I get, some really, REALLY strange ones that just jump out of my spam folder when I review it.
Here’s one I received this morning. Purportedly it is from “City of San Diego” (though the “from” email address is somewhere in Romania – firstname.lastname@example.org) for a parking violation of my TRACTOR-TRAILER COMBO (never owned one, much less driven and parked one in a city I’ve never been in) and that “this fines” “area” past due (love the mangled syntax and misspellings of non-English speakers/writers) must be paid in the next “ten calendar days” (nice touch with the semi-business language attempt).
Two things always amaze me about these spam and phishing attempts:
Maybe it’s not really some kid hacking out of an Eastern European boarding house. Maybe it’s the NSA (Hi guys) trying to scrape up any last vestiges of personal information about me they may not already possess. Either way, it’s rather sad and amateurish and, in some ways, mildly amusing.