I received one of the stranger pieces of spam or phishing I’ve ever seen. Not because of what it’s trying to do — obviously it wants me to click on a dodgy link — but because of the weird, almost surreal ineptness of the content. Take a look:

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Phishing spam screengrab
Phishing spam screengrab

Isn’t that its own special thing? Almost poetry, in a disturbed, fractured way.

Great New Phone; All the Wrong Reasons

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Big Mac News

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Aye, (Head)Phones

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