Surely I’m worth more than this?
Psychology is strange. A threat from a master is far more acceptable than a threat from a novice – even though the danger is greater. Being phished by a novice is insulting: is that all they think of me?
Here’s one. Look at the grammar. Look at the spelling. Look at the punctuation. Surely I’m worth a bit more effort than that!
The site hidden under the link is ‘admemex dot com’. I thought I’d have a look – but Firefox tried to stop me. That was reassuring.
But I persisted – I wanted to see how good (or bad, considering the text grammar) a site forgery might be. This is where I landed; and as far as I went.
But compare the site forgery to the genuine page:
Not bad, eh? If the email author had spent as much effort in his (or her) text as was spent on the website forgery, then we might not be as safe as we are.
But remember this: curiosity compromised the cat. Don’t click on dubious links at home – go play in the road where it’s safer.