Email Phishing – Idiotic Company Matchups

I can only conclude that email spammers and phishers are somehow inhabitants of another planet, totally unconnected from real world issues. If name dropping one Fortune 500 company doesn’t bring results, why not drop two?

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
final draws held on (20th March,2007) by Coca-Cola in conjunction
with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion
.Your email was
among the 20 Lucky winners who won £1,000,000.00{One Million Great
Britain Pounds} each in the THE COCA COLA COMPANY 2007 PROMO.

Notice the disjunction?

Why would Coca Cola who like to promote a healthy image associate anything to do with British American Tobacco, who as the company name implies make Tobacco products that generally carry a heath warning?
Admittedly some would argue that Coca Cola should also carry a health warning, but are the spammers just totally stupid?

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  1. says

    They are not stupid, their automated scripts are not very well done, I suppose. Do you use gmail? I never receive any spam on my gmail account.

  2. says

    if you use hotmail, its even worse.. like 90% of all my email becomes spam. phishers are becoming wiser and wiser each day. especially the moneybookers phishing email. it is well done, well designed, good thing i check the link before clicking it. its a dot com but with a dash.