I have been getting a lot of spam email lately. I’m getting mortgage offers, pills to make me bigger and faster, secret deals to help the Bolivia Finance Minister to get huge amounts of cash out of Bolivia, cheap watches and of course ‘earn thousands working for just two hours a week at home’.
To help you figure out what is legit and what is not, here are Mike’s top five signs that an email is spam.
#5. It starts off with ‘Dear Fool’.
#4. After clicking on a link you end up at a web site called ‘takingYOUforAride.com’.
#3. When you click reply to sender, the return address is Bernie Madoff 001 at hotmail dot com.
#2. The email asks you to provide very sensitive personal and confidential banking information in return for a handy, comfortable Snuggie!
#1. If it makes a tasty sandwich when thinly sliced and served with mustard and lettuce on a sesame seed bun.
Sidebar: Hormel Foods Corporation, the maker of SPAM luncheon meat, does not object to the Internet use of the term “spamming”. However, they did ask that the capitalized word “SPAM” be reserved to refer to their product and trademark.