In Which Karth Analyzes Scammers’ Administrative Budgets

I’ve seen my share of half-assed attempts to fleece people out of their money or dupe them into downloading viruses, so I was thrilled to see a couple emails drop that perfectly encapsulate what I talk about when I mention these.

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I figure they believe that a good spam filter is one that filters out commonly-used (even in legitimate contexts) words, so substituting numbers isn’t exactly an unusual practice. Still, it shows an absence of professionalism and anyone with two functioning brain cells won’t fall for it.

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Guess they redirected their budget to a virus attachment and can’t afford writers at all. PS: Don’t google any part of “totes m’goatse.” Take my word for it.

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