What’s this? A new trick to get me to click on a link embedded in an email? Hah! I won’t fall for that. As one family member says,
I was born at night,
but not last night.
I have to give the spammers/scammers credit, though: The emails look more professional every day. I mean, look at this one: both Official Languages and no spelling mistakes, although there are run-on sentences.
But although I appreciate the good feng shui of my alleged delivery number, I haven’t ordered anything to be delivered by Intelcom. Indeed, I’ve never even heard of them. So, no, I won’t be falling for this.
And there the matter sits for a little while: in my self-satisfied box. Then I remember a notification about a book ordered several months ago before its publication and just now being shipped from Amazon. Where the heck is that email? It came in a day ago.
Rustle, rustle. Ah.
Oh. There it is, in the (very!) fine print.
Of course it’s better to treat unexpected emails as guilty until proven innocent, but I’m still a wee bit embarrassed by my failure to actually read the first email.
But what sticks is not about me. It’s about what’s possible with an investment in new tracking and communications technologies coupled with a commitment to, you know, actual communication. Even for a $20 book.
Maybe they can’t trick me (although the jury is still out), but they can for sure still amaze me.