We're all used to all sorts of stupid spammers. Stupid, because they just follow a shot gun approach in hopes they'll hit something. Today at the office we got an email from the US Commerce Association telling us we had won an award. Apparently there are more theatres in our little town of Middletown than I thought there were since the award we won 2009 Best of Middletown Award in the Theatres category. (For those who may not know, we are the only theatre in this tiny town.)
Of course the email looks all official and the like, advertising an office in Washington DC on Pennsylvania Avenue, but with no phone number. The folks in our office who got this immediately sniffed a scam, and when one checked up on this they found a press release on the Better Business Bureau's website warning of the scam. Essentially these folks won't you to order plaques and will send you a press release trumpeting your success. Not the most heinous scam in the world, but still, I'm sure it will ensnare a few unsuspecting folks.
So, I'm handing out my own award for stupid spam scam of the week to the folks at the US Commerce Association, wherever you are.