I received yet another “Who’s Who” spam email recently, for what must be the thousandth time this year.
This one was addressed to “Dear www.regionalfcu.org.” I wasn’t quite sure how to tell our website it had been selected as an upstanding person in the business community.
You would think they would sell a lot more directories if they’d just do ten seconds of research and find out the first name of the person they’re targeting. I mean, my first name is all over this site, along with my work email. It wouldn’t take that much effort.
However, this makes me wonder if this was a real fake Who’s Who email, or a fake fake Who’s Who message with a much more sinister purpose. The link looked strange to me, so I didn’t click on it, even for a laugh. Yes, I have been known to visit Who’s Who registration sites and just enter rude words where it asks for your name and other information. But something seemed off this time.
It could be that a real fake Who’s Who directory just decided to use a script instead of a person to harvest email addresses and names, but it could also be part of an attempt to install some form of malware.
I guess the lesson here is: don’t click on links in emails from strangers, no matter what you’re planning to do. I guess I’ll have to get a new hobby.