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January 21, 2004

Dumbest spammer ever?

From: Citicards <Bxxxxxxxxe@radiomexico.com>
To: Fsteele <my_email_address@mindspring.com>
Subject: CITI_bank e-mail Veerification - my_email_address@mindspring.com
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 12:22:17 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain

Dear_ Citi-Card _Members_,

This leter was sent _by the Citibank_Online server to
veerify your_ _E-MAIL_ adress_.
You muust ctmolpee this pcosres by clicking on the link
bellow and enttering in the litle winndow your citibank_
_Atm full card-nummber and PiN that you use on_the local ATM.
That is done for Your protection -O- becourse some_of our
members no lgneor have acescs to their email adseresds
and we must verify it.

http://citi-cards.net:<lots of percent-encoded crap removed here>
 
To veerify your _e-mail_ addres and acccess _your_ CITI_bank
account, klick on_the_link _bellow_.

6x9brVIUwmJ2GtBjic

Note that the link is actually above, not _bellow_. Note that this wasn't even sent as HTML mail, using Citibank graphics and web design. Note that the spelling, punctuation, and use of "the little window" are so comical as to render the scam harmless, even if the recipient didn't notice the "@radiomexico.com" domain of the sender. Presumably, Citibank doesn't send a lot of e-mail out from that domain.

Ah, for the good old days, when internet thieves took pride in their craft.

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You didn't mention the spelling, always the first giveaway of the amateur spammer.

Posted by: pam at Jan 31, 2004 11:50:34 AM