The Email, The Good Advice and The Staff Stupidity

As with many other organisations, email is a main tool of communication for all people. Unfortunately, a large majority of these emails are just spam. The official advice for spam emails is to avoid opening any attachments or clicking on any links that are given. However, it seems that not everyone follows this advice. Today, I saw both sides of this.

The Email

While we have a spam filter running in work, there is the occasional email that manages to get through. Here is one such email:

Hopefully you’ve already noticed this is a spam message and have been looking for the delete button. Don’t worry, this one isn’t going to cause any damage.

The Good Advice

One of our staff members just wanted to check that it really was a spam email. Here’s what they wrote:

It was nice of them to check. Just to let them know, I responded with the following:

After this, they deleted the email.

The Staff Stupidity

The same “Good Advice” following cannot be applied to all of our staff unfortunately. Here’s what another staff member wrote in response to the original email:

Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor, as did I, then here’s the “telling off” I gave them:

All I can say is that I hope they’ve learnt the lesson, and a thank you to the spammer for not checking that your links work correctly.

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