Fake GTA IV offers account for 50 percent of today's spam


Disappointed because you didn’t pre-order GTA IV and now can’t play it like everyone else? Even if that’s the case, don’t fall victim to e-mail hoaxes that, according to spam filtering house ClearMyMail, have accounted for more than 50 percent of all spam messages in the past day.

Repeated for emphasis, because italics alone do not convey the gravity of the situation: GTA IV spam—”get your FREE copy HERE“—has accounted for 50 percent of all e-mail spam today.

This isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. ClearMyMail also noted increased spam activity for other sought-after items, including the Wii ’round Christmastime. Look for more of the same when iPhone 2.0 comes out, which can’t happen soon enough.

Bottom line, my fellow Americans, is not to click on strange e-mails. How much nicer the world would be if people merely exercised proper restraint and exhibited sound judgement.