What a waste of time and effort.

  User-AAE8A2A1-F803-4ACB-B9F96B4C0B5B570C 19:55 14 Dec 2004

Had four identical (i assume) e-mails inviting me to update the details on my non existent PayPal account today. Over the past few weeks, i've had numerous invitations to do this from other banks with whom i don't have internet accounts either. Needless to say, they just get deleted without being opened. It's both a waste of effort on there part and a waste of my time. Talk about phishing in the dark! Haven't they got better things to do?

  bremner 20:20 14 Dec 2004

It is not a waste of time on their part they are making millions of pounds.

They will literally send out hundreds of thousands of these each week. If they only get a response from 0.1% that still amounts to hundreds of identity fraud instances.

It's not called phishing for nothing.

  Sapins 09:28 15 Dec 2004

Wish I had that success rate when I go "phishing";-(

  Mr Mistoffelees 17:34 15 Dec 2004

You need:-

A very small lake.

A very large phish population.

A hand grenade.

A big net.

  Dorsai 19:17 15 Dec 2004

+ a number of gulable Fish.

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