Here’s a spam message I received today:
- Hi GCLULEY,
Hi. Why the caps? And just “Graham” would be fine.
- Do you find ONLY having a South African passport limiting?
I don’t have a South African passport, but I haven’t found its absence very limiting.
- Do you find your travel choices abroad restricting and visa applications frustrating?
- Do you have an exit strategy if South Africa becomes the next Zimbabwe?
An exit strategy from where? The UK? No, I haven’t really thought about it.
- Do you feel like you are paying too much tax in South Africa?
Any tax I’m paying in South Africa is definitely too much.
When I clicked on the link I was taken to a page on a build-your-own-form website which insisted I hand over my full name, email address, cellphone number, age, family income, and location before it would share any more information.
I chose not to share any of my personal information – and not just because I’m not based in South Africa.
If these spammers want to get a higher return on their email campaign they might want to try targeting just South African internet users in future.
Be careful out there.Follow @gcluley