Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sign of the times No 94

The spam arriving in Man in a Shed's inbox has switched from fake watches and highly improbable claims I've won the Irish/EU/Microsoft lottery to offers of degree and now job offers (identity theft of course ).

We've fallen on hard times.


Letters From A Tory said...

You might want to forward those job offers to your readers, just in case some of them are looking to work for the former King of Nigeria.

John M Ward said...

Oh, I've been getting those for a long time, usually camouflaged as "Bacheelor" degrees in the former case and a slight increase in the latter type recently.

There aren't many that are not caught by either my ISP's own filtering system or my own filters, but they're still a slight irritation. I just wish there were a way to deal with this whole issue, which is after all with criminal intent.