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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Enemies List or Phishing Scam?

I'm assuming that, although I am of course a dangerous, bleeding-heart liberal, the CIA isn't really out to get me. In that case, this is a brilliantly funny phishing scam. I received the following in my e-mail twice yesterday.

Dear Sir/Madam,

we have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.

Important:
Please answer our questions!
The list of questions are attached.


Yours faithfully,
Steven Allison



++++ Central Intelligence Agency -CIA-
++++ Office of Public Affairs
++++ Washington, D.C. 20505

++++ phone: (703) 482-0623
++++ 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., US Eastern time


The phone number actually does link to the Public Affairs office of the CIA, which has a recorded message saying that Steven Allison didn't really send me an e-mail and the CIA is not monitoring my websurfing. This is just brilliant. I love the thought that went into it, because it also allows for the possibility that the CIA is, in fact, monitoring people and put that on their answering machine to fool us.

I haven't stopped laughing for the past five minutes. Great, great stuff.

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