‘Fedelity’. That’s Our Word. We’re Keeping It.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Every so often, spam wheedles its way into my inbox. Sometimes, however, this spam can provide amusement instead of annoyance.

Spam email. Text as follows: This is to inform all our customers that we have resumed on giving out loans to the public, if you are interested in a loan service from us, reply to this mail or contact us at fedelitybnkloanservices@gmail.com. WE ARE FEDELITY.................... WE KEEP OUR WORD

This particular email would best be categorized as a pathetically weak attempt at phishing, where a malicious party poses as a legitimate company to obtain account information from those they manage to dupe.

The best phishing attempts are those which look the most authentic. They’re well-written, with proper spelling and a clear message. They often copy the name, look, and branding of a specific company. They’ll mimic the look and feel of a bona fide company as faithfully as possible. They have the highest…what’s the word?

Fidelity definition

Ah, that’s it.

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