Spam Email – Absolutely Hilarious

Spam is not always a time suck. Checking it is something I realized was important when I nearly missed an email inviting me to write a story for an anthology. The invitation was direct from an editor and was miraculously legit.

And today provided a great reason to laugh. I received this from “PayPal”. I know, it’s boring to read the small print, but that’s totally where the joke is.

Dear Member Please read the updates to the PayPal User Agreement View Online
Notice of changes to the PayPal User AgreementHello Dear,

We’re constantly working to make PayPal safer, simpler and more convenient for our customers.
This means that we have to make changes to the terms of our User Agreement.
To make sure you are always informed we already posted recent updates on our website.

What should I do ?

  • Click here  ,and sing in to your paypal account , update your account informations
  • Please read the Policy Update carefully. It contains important legal informations about when and how the changes to our User Agreement will become effective.
  • If you agree to the changes, you don’t need to do anything as any updates will automatically come into effect. If you do not wish to accept the changes, we’ve also provided you with the steps you can take on the Policy Update page.

Please note that the current User Agreement will apply until these changes take effect.

Yours sincerely,

Help Contact Security
How do I know this is not a fake email? An email really coming from PayPal will address you by your first and last names or your business name. It will not ask you for sensitive information like your password, bank account or credit card details. Most fake emails threaten that your account will be in jeopardy if you do not take action immediately. An email that urgently requests you to supply sensitive personal information is usually an attempt at fraud. Also, fake emails often contain misspellings and grammatical errors or are written in a language which you did not set as preferred for your PayPal account. Remember not to click any links in suspicious looking emails.

Click here to learn how to defend yourself against phishing and spoofing.

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