Thursday, March 12, 2009

Very tricky, spammer!

I just received a spam message saying I had been determined by computers that I was eligible for an $869 tax refund. Sure, I haven't filed my taxes yet, but I bet this is just a handy service for customer convenience. Never mind that the address didn't go to IRS.gov. Sure, the final line of the email was a copyright statement about the Internal Revenue Service. Does the IRS copyright their refund notices? Does that even make SENSE?

But I knew I was in trouble when they misspelled something very important:

IRS was spelled IRF. Which is where you ask for directions to buy Viagro, Eckstacy, and all the other misspelled drugs attempting to fool spam checkers.

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