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Consumer Beware - Installment #2

[TICKET 75672] - Problem with Shipping
Monday, January 18, 2038 7:59 PM
From:
"Shipping Services" [giftcard@www1.laveprogram.com]
Add sender to Contacts
To: x@yahoo.com
We are continuing to have difficulties shipping you your $500 TJMaxx Gift Card. Please click on the link provided below and confirm your shipping address. With your cooperation we expect your gift card will be shipped soon. We apologize for the delay.

http://4058596.x.com/c.php?aid=116&lid=2349

Thank you,
Associate # 1132
Customer Support

To unsubscribe from future advertisements from x.com, go to:
http://4058596.x.com/c.php?aid=116&lid=2348
IncredibleHolidaySavings, LLC | 1954 First Ave. #177 | Highland Park, IL 60035

Analysis:

Wow. I'm stunned. First off, I'd like to point one significant thing out here - and I think this is probably the coolest thing ever - I got an e-mail from 2038. I got an e-mail from 29 years in the future! Now thatís epic. No, not really, I was being sarcastic.

Okay, this is another one for the textbooks in just how unbelievably common these are. Apart from the date, this e-mail contains many errors. First of which should obviously be the fact that they insist on "continued difficulties" of sending me a 500 dollar T.J. Maxx gift card. First off - I have ordered no such gift card. Second off - they misspelled the company's name. Third - I don't think I've ever BEEN INSIDE of a T.J. Maxx before.

Next, more and more links. I don't trust any of them, frankly, as NONE of them have anything to do with the official site tjmaxx.com and even if they did I'd still suspect foul play. The real hitch is supposed to be the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom - for those who realize this is spam and hope to discontinue its flow, that link is probably just as toxic as any other in this e-mail. Again, for safety's sake, they have been censored.

Best choice? Delete it and ignore it.

The e-mail's entire crux (apart from being from THE FUTURE - sorry, I'll stop that now) is on the off chance you shop at T.J. Maxx and that you hope that by giving a mailing address can get a free gift card out of the deal of someone else's terrible luck. Even still, the layout is formulaic and recognizing the set-up on sight is the best way to prevent disaster for your computer and your bank account.

Written by: Jeff


"See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices..."
~Charles Kingsley
"There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou - Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed."
~Emily Bronte

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