Following is the dangerous spam that was delivered to our inbox today.
Ray Charles could see that it is spam.
Why can't Comcast?
That's a serious question. I'm pretty sure I could teach a middle school student to recognize spam like that.
See the From field.
It's a typical user name.
It doesn't even claim to be from Comcast.
See the To field.
Unbelievably it says it is _TO_ Comcast management!
See the distribution field is BCC.
Does Comcast send service related emails to a BCC field?
Before the syncophants say it's obvious that it's spam, ask yourself this question: Would it fool your elderly grandmother? Answer: Most of them. That's exactly why the spammers do that. It's statistics.
They're even using Comcast's postal return address!
A seeing eye dog wouldn't have let this through.
Why isn't Comcast fixing this obvious problem?
Subject The Closing Email
X-FlNlTY® <spammer's name @ gmail.com> 8:14 AM
To management @ comcast.net
Blind copy [our Comcast email address]
We are rolling over today!!!
We're reviewing all compromised Xfinity accounts for your safety and the security of all users.
As a precaution, you’ll need to Verify your information.
Go to Verify Center <https:// tinyl . io/3Xp7>
Thank you for being a valued Comcast User
XFINITY ® Team
THIS IS A SERVICE-RELATED EMAIL
Comcast will occasionally send you service-related emails to inform you of service upgrades or new benefits.
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Comcast Cable, One Comcast Center
1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attn: Email Communications
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What may be obvious spam to a human is not always necessarily obvious to a spam filtering system.