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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Whoa, I've suspended myself.

Don't you love the spam messages in which you're warned that your account is about to be suspended? (Oh no!) Today I received the following spam message:

Dear Philocrites Member,

We have temporarily suspended your email account

This might be due to either of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information (i.e. change of address).
2. Submiting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
3. An innability to accurately verify your selected option of subscription due to an internal error within our processors.
See the details to reactivate your Philocrites account.

Sincerely,The Philocrites Support Team

Of course I love the thought that I've contacted myself on behalf of myself to alert myself that something is wrong with my personal information. And so of course I'll promptly click on the evil .zip file and wreak havoc on my computer.

Friends, in case you get an email like this, please know that we at the real Philocrites Support Team would never spell "inability" incorrectly. We here at the Philocrites Support Team care about little things like that. And a reminder: Never, ever click one of those files.

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 15 June 2005 at 8:51 PM

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June 15, 2005 09:27 PM | Permalink for this comment

Heh, heh. That was funny. Definitely not clicking on the zip file. Thanks.


June 15, 2005 10:26 PM | Permalink for this comment

Oh cool. Chris sent me a zip file. I wonder what's in it.

Aw man... ;-)


June 17, 2005 01:25 PM | Permalink for this comment

Now I've received yet another message, purportedly from myself:

Dear user cwalton,

You have successfully updated the password of your Philocrites account.

If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with your account, please contact Philocrites customer service at:

Thank you for using Philocrites!
The Philocrites Support Team

Huh! In case anyone still wonders, I never send email like this about Philocrites.

Never, ever click a .zip file attached to email you did not explicitly request -- even if it seems to come from a highly reputable source of commentary on liberal religion, politics, and 14th-century recipes.

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