|San Diego Soliloquies|
Monday, January 26, 2004
Failing the Turing Test
So my email has been a bit hair-raising recently. "US Bank" told me that my accounts were frozen, "Visa" told me someone might have stolen my credit card, and, to top it off, the "FDIC" told me that:
Golly, Tom Ridge got involved personally! Gee!
Needless to say these were frauds, all of them asking me to press a little button, answer a few simple questions, and it will all be cleared up. "All" in this context meaning any checking or credit accounts they could get access to. I am vaguely intrigued as to their hit rate. They've almost got the message right. That paranoid style fits the zeigeist of some folks so well. You know, with a little tweaking I betcha they hook Lileks or Reynolds.
Ah well, it's a nice change from the people who are solicitous of the size, length and performance of my and, (looking over her shoulder as she opens her mailbox) my wife's, penis.
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