[funsec] Who's Who phish
drsollyp at drsolly.com
Thu Jan 5 02:41:49 MSK 2012
I wonder if they'd like to join the International Association of
Successful International Associations?
On Wed, 4 Jan 2012, Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah wrote:
> And here, I thought I was finally famous. It's so disappointing.
> I got a "Weekly Follow-up from the National Academic Association." I suppose
> it doesn't really matter that I'd never heard of them, let alone weekly, because it
> came from the "Academic Association."
> "Hello Candidate," it starts, and goes on to tell me that "As the school year opens,
> the Whos Who Among Executives and Professionals begin a global search for
> accomplished individuals in both faculty and administrative roles at post-
> secondary institutions of learning."
> Could this possibly be a job offer? They apparently need me to "verify your
> contact information so that we can properly publish your updated credentials
> alongside 30,000 of your prestigious peers. Such a listing can only bring you
> increased visibility and networking opportunities within the scholastic
> community." Only 30,000! Such a select group!
> Alas, when I actually went to the site
> (tested with a safe browser, but it doesn't actually seem to be feeding malware)
> it turned out to be the "International Association of Successful Individuals."
> Therefore, I don't qualify, but no doubt a number of you do, so I'm letting you
> know :-)
> ====================== (quote inserted randomly by Pegasus Mailer)
> rslade at vcn.bc.ca slade at victoria.tc.ca rslade at computercrime.org
> I won't stand for it, and I'm not going to take it lying down,
> so I guess I'll just have to sit it out. - Larry Wall
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