Email scammers in the developing world have had tremendous success at relieving Americans of their money, but there’s much room for improvement. Checking my spam filter just now, I found an attempt from “PayPal” that began thus:
Due to our last days online problems, many phishing attempts and identity-theft, we need to verify our members accounts information.
That kind of sloppiness might produce profitable results when sent to illiterate or particularly oblivious Americans, but the rest of us need to see a little more respect before you can defraud us.
Scam managers really ought to consider adding English-language editors to their operations.