All entries for Monday 18 September 2006
September 18, 2006
I’ve had a few really stupid pieces of spam lately, and I mean more stupid than Penis Enlargement Pills sent to my cat (yes, he has an email address). They’re claiming to be from Barclays Bank, and the subject is “Confirm your details to avoid service cancellation”, or words to that effect.
Now, I was always under the impression that banks take your money and invest it to make piles o’ cash for themselves; this is why they pay you an annual fee to encourage you to open an account; this is also, presumably, where they get the funds to cover loans and overdrafts.
Therefore, they last thing they’ll want to do, surely, is close your account for something as trifling as not being able to contact you; in fact the last I heard (which was, admittedly, quite some time ago) there were Swiss Banks still refusing to release Holocaust-victims’ funds to their children 50 years after they died…
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like some bacon?