Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Still not really good enough, but you have to admire the cheek ...

10-12-2008 08-29-40 A slightly eggy message from a non-eggy sender, possibly in Sedona, AZ, (but possibly not):

"As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the Egg Bank system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.

"Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on your account. So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security. Please Click Here [link amended, safe to follow] to continue to the verification process and ensure your account security.

"We guarantee to repay you any money that is taken from your Egg account or any third party account aggregated via Egg Money Manager as a result of fraud, unless you have failed to follow our security guidelines and terms and conditions"

Sadly, my new Web 2.0 startup spinoff playup showoff onramp upnose leveraged buyout selllout legacy new technology business to offer language tuition to phishers and spammers has still not quite established itself yet. (We are having trouble with local certification in certain trade areas, and with obtaining trustworthy armed guards in others. Indeed we are having both problems simultaneously in a number of key markets.) Seems a pity but I think this one is going to have to be marked FAIL, especially with that old favourite "you-for-your" thing and the double whammy of Bad Comma followed instantly by Bad Their. Though, to be fair, I'd give it a Judge's Commendation for the magnificent cheek of that last paragraph, which actually gets funnier as you reread it.

Onwards and upwards!

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