I must say I really don’t understand some of the spam e-mail I get. Oh sure, the spam I get that is trying to make me money, make me smarter or help me find a date makes sense. People have needs and I can understand that some folks would click on the link and see what it is all about.
But what about some of the more “provocative” e-mails that I get? For instance, today I have one that says, “pump her hard and crazy”. How does an e-mail like this benefit the sender? Is there really some guy sitting out there thinking, “I wish I could pump my wife hard and crazy but, dammit, I just don’t know how”. Even the drunkest drunk is not going to bite on such a silly subject line.
So, the question is, why send these things knowing full well that hardly anyone will open them? It is like the e-mails I get for “Vyagra”. Really? You honestly think I am going to order a drug from someone that can’t even spell it correctly? (As if I had the need for this kind of drug in the first place. Remember, I am a maverick. Besides, even if I did need such a drug, I would get Cialis because I think you get a free bathtub with those pills). I realize that a lot of these e-mails are generated overseas but, c’mon, you could try a little bit harder.
Honestly, I just don’t understand what the net result of these e-mails is supposed to be. I do find some of them funny so, if that is the intent, it works occasionally. But if it really is to get me to open the e-mail and click on the link, well, that’s just not going to happen. I may be gullible about certain things but spam is not one of them.
I will sign off now because I did just get an important e-mail from my bank. Apparently, I have to change my pin number to my checking account because the bank has had a large number of identity thefts lately. I know you are probably thinking this might also be a scam but it’s not. I have to give my social security number and birth date so they can verify my information. This totally confirms it’s legit. Thank God the bank is protecting me.