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April 29th, 2006

11:02 am

Oh my biggest freaking heck.

MUST. HAVE.

For those shy about clicking links and who haven't seen the whedonesque feed, that's the new Serenity t-shirt from Hot Topic. Featuring Jayne with his big-ass gun saying "Let's be bad guys." And if you order before Monday, you get a 20% discount.

Also, I won the book on eBay last night that completes my Albert Payson Terhune collection, and I got it for a silly price. The cheapest copy on ABE is $75. My price? $31. *dances* And a one-second snipe, BABY. *buffs nails*

Am I breaking into my writercon fund to pay for these things? Yes, yes, I am. Do I feel guilty about it? Mildly. However, I've got $60 coming to me from the sale of a camera that will make up for it. So, I'm good, I think.

04:19 pm
Phishing gone wrong...

I wasn't going to post about the first one...until I got the second one. Two in one day, worthy of mockage, is just too good to pass up. Not only are these people morons, but they apparently think I am too.

So, the first one was in my Yahoo mail spambox. I get a lot of these. This gem purported to be from "Credit Union National Association." Understand that I don't have an account in any credit unions whatsoever, so their lame attempt to get my information is going to be fruitless anyway. It was a typical email threatening to "restrict" my account if I didn't click their fake link and input everything they need to steal my identity kthxDIE, but it veered off into Bwahaha-territory with this:

Your credit card on file with CUNA:
Card number: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX (Not shown for security purposes) Expiration date: XX/XX


Um, WHAT? You're going to not show the cc info for security purposes? WHY have that line in there at all, then? And I copied and pasted that verbatim; everything was X-ed out like that. Dumbasses.

The next one was supposedly from eBay. Dudes, I know what a real email from eBay looks like, and this ain't it. Try harder, k? What made this one post-worthy were the following misspellings:

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise but to temporaly suspend your account.

The first misspelling was bad enough. But the second? So...they have a time machine? They're going to go back or forward in the time-space continuum and restrict my account access? What a neat and shiny toy! Or perhaps they're using some sort of mind control thing where they go through the temporal lobe of my brain and prevent me from accessing the account that way.

Good grief, people. Of course, the fact that some folks actually fall for this crap makes me fear for the future of humanity.