Which Fraud Are You?


Two very fraudulent E-mails have shown up in my gmail. Normally, this is just SPAM. The thing is, bloggers get this stuff all the time, and some of it can be legitimate.

In this case, nope:
Lisa Miller lisa.miller311@gmail.com via smtp.com

May 22 (13 days ago)
to me


Hi Warren,
I work in open education, and recently produced a short video which explores the possible biological roots of one's political ideology. Given the topic, we thought your readers might find our video interesting and entertaining.
Please let me know if this is something you would like to check out, and I will gladly forward it to you.
Thank you for your time,
Lisa


Jack Collins jack.w.collins08@gmail.com via smtp.com

7:01 PM (5 hours ago)

to me

Hi Warren,
My name is Jack, and I'm hoping to get in touch with you about a video I helped create that explores the psychology of internet trolls. I saw this post warrenjasonstreet.com/2012/02/trolling-for-laughs.html, and thought you and your readers might find some value in it.
The video highlights the phenomenon of the online disinhibition effect. Let me know if it's something you'd be interested in seeing or sharing, and I can forward it along.
Thanks for your time,
Jack Collins



That's some nifty spamming. I'm almost flattered. Don't fall for whatever it is they are pretending to represent.