How I Authenticate Email With Scammers
They said they're cleaning up accounts and wanted me to authenticate mine.
Of course 'they' do.
Well, here's how I 'authenticate' an email account for a scammer, regardless of who/what/when/where and why that scammer is.
First, their email to me; then my somewhat diplomatic (not) response.
From: E-mail Accout Service <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:56 PM
Subject: # Dear Valued Member Account Owner!!!!,
This message comes from your (EMAIL SERVICE PROVIDER) messaging admin center to All E-mail Account owners. We are currently improving our Database and E-mail Account Center and creating more certainty for our Legal Service clients.
At this moment we are upgrading our data base so that there will be more space for new customers and increasing the surf on the Internet. To prevent your Email address not to be de-activated and to enable it upgraded, you need to assist us by sending the information below to enable us upgrade it,
so that your email account status were flect in our database as a very active, useful and legal email account.Do send to us the below information to enable us upgrade your Account, else your email account will lost in a short time.
Thanks for your understanding as it is geared towards serving you better.Webmail Support Team
And now, my notion of "authentication" (kids, don't try this at home unless your computer is ready for the junk heap):
Last Name: Ewe
Date of Birth: 2-29-72
Email Address: you already know that
E-mail password yomamasucksyodick
Alternative Email: yuranAssHat11@gmail.com
Five days and plus later, my email still works....surprised?
I'm not ;-)