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The most inept criminals on Earth?

Wearefromthegovernmentandweareheretohelp copy I am amazed by the success that criminals have with simple "phishing" emails, given how implausibly illiterate most of their efforts are.

But is there really anyone so stupid as to believe this one? (click to enlarge). Even allowing for the fact that the fraudsters have cleverly set up a "Directgov.gov" domain to imitate Directgov.co.uk for purposes even more nefarious than the original's? Is there no honour among thieves these days?

But then, there are people stupid enough to vote Labour on the basis of similar promises...

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tbrrob

Speaking as some one who works in the industry it's simple mathematics. You email enough people some idiot is bound to bite.

For example -- if you email 1,000,000 people you'd probably only need 10 to 20 people to bite for you to see decent return on investment on this scam.

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