This morning my Junk email folder housed four new emails – all as fresh as a daisy (Good job Microsoft by the way). Whilst I am alarmed that the volume of spam I am getting is ever increasing, I am more alarmed at how un-original these attempted scams are. Four of the five emails received were identical except for the sender’s name. This lack of variety would alert even the most gullible of recipients.
I can only think about these poor underprivileged (would-be) scammers wasting their time on a Sisyphean task that I can’t see any potential of success. Or am I wrong? If people actually fall for these ill-thought-out and artless cons, it seems there are larger issues at hand and the human race is doomed!
Back to my point, assuming that each and every one of these spam-scams end up in the recipients junk folder and subsequently deleted; are there no better endeavours for these scammers? Then I consider how many people are wasting their time on these activities, and the resulting lost productivity. There are better pursuits out there people!
Even rudimentary IT skills (like email set ups and mass-mailings) should be able to find legitimate employ. Perhaps scammers, it’s time to collaborate and use your collective wits to embark on an honest enterprise together. You may surprise yourselves.