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Total Information Awareness

Do people really fall for these? I mean seriously, read it.

Dear Valued Customer :

We are unable to active your account because we have upgraded our online service, we are sorry for that but you have to reactive your Bank Of America online bank account to be able to send and recive money online.Click here to continue, Security Bank Of America .

Your account might be place on restricted status. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds. To lift up this restriction, you need to login into your account (with your username or SSN and your password), then you have to complete our verification process. You must confirm your credit card details and your billing information as well. All restricted accounts have their billing information unconfirmed, meaning that you may no longer send money from your account until you have reactive your billing information on file. Sign in to Online Banking
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matthigh April 9th, 2008
Yes, people really are *that* stupid. No one ever went poor by underestimating the stupidity of the general American public. Spelling/grammar errors and all.

All a scammer needs is for one in a thousand or one in ten thousand to reply back, and it is worthwhile for the scammer. And I think you can easily imagine, in a group of ten thousand people, at least one of those people stupid/ignorant/gullible enough to fall for a scam.

The reason why we all keep getting a flood of scam emails (the Nigerian scams, the lottery scams, banking/password/account verification scams, make yourself 'larger' product scams, etc) is because they *work*. Even after all these years, there are *still* enough people falling for these idiotic plots to keep doing it.

Yeah, there really are suckers born every minute. And if someone is so stooopid enough to fall for such as scam, I would easily imagine they are stooopid enough to tolerate the egregious spelling/grammar errors as well.

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