From this morning’s batch of email…

Good afternoon,

Here with the Better Business Bureau would like to inform you that we have received a complaint (ID 59162843) from a customer of yours in regard to their dealership with you.

Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT attached to this email (open with Internet Explorer/Firefox) to view the details on this issue and suggest us about your position as soon as possible.

We hope to hear from you shortly.



Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau

Oh, absolutely! Let me open that attachment right away!

Dear spammer: If only you had studied grammar with a good thorough handbook that included subject/verb and antecedent/pronoun agreement, the difference between indirect and direct objects, thesaurus use, and maybe even diagramming, you’d sucker a whole lot more people in.

Good grammar continues to be important. Even in the information age.

Showing 7 comments
  • Capt Uhura

    OH MY!!!! That was awful! I got a similar sounding spam in my Facebook account. The poor grammar was a huge red flag. I was not suckered into that one!


  • GPaisley

    It is truly stunning how bad some of the grammar is in these phishing e-mails. Thankfully, that provides literate users with an almost fool-proof filter for scams.

  • Sarah

    I have about six of these in my spam box right now, stating the exact same thing. Really, do they think they are fooling anyone?

  • Justin

    The said thing is, I’ve received emails (from actual government workers or customer service representatives) containing even more errors…

  • Tyrean

    That is funny! I am thankful that spammers don’t use grammar well.

  • Rodrigo

    I feel bad. I thought I knew a little grammar but the only mistake I spotted here was the “Here with” right at the beginning! I guess the “suggest us” sounds pretty odd too. But where are the subject/verb agreement mistakes? Just curious.


  • dennis carver

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    I was reading your ” History of the Ancient World..” until my eyes got heavy, and I detoured into your blog backyard, the road less traveled-by, and that made all the difference. T’was positively brillig.

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