Sometimes, I have to wonder about random e-mails.
Are they for real? Or are they phishing for something? Or … is it something else?
I’m sure we are all used to getting SPAM e-mail about dating, and enhancements to your intimate life, and … all that good stuff.
But, apparently, I’m going back to school.
I have an e-mail address set up for, well, SPAM. Basically, I use it when a website needs me to set up something and I don’t want to give one of my real addresses. That being said, I do go check the e-mail address every once in a while because there is sometimes something there I should see.
So yesterday, I get an e-mail and the subject is:
Your appointment notification with MTI Community College
That, right away, makes me scratch my head. First, I’ve never heard of this CC (it’s in Western Canada), and being I doubt that community college offers Ph.D programs, I don’t think I’d be looking to go to that school.
The inside text said:
Dear (My fake e-mail name):
Thank you for taking the time to inquire with MTI. This e-mail is a confirmation that your appointment with us is on Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:00 AM. I look forward to meeting with you.
(Person who sent it)
This actually didn’t seem like full spam, so I was curious, and responded.
What the heck are you talking about?
Soon after, I got this e-mail back:
Sorry, it is a wrong email. Sorry to bother you. Have a good day.
(person who sent it)
I did search for the person’s name on that school’s website and I couldn’t find it, so maybe it was some sort of SPAM.
If not, it truly makes me wonder what the heck is going on when a school can’t get the e-mail address right and will send it out to a random e-mail – like I said, they used my “fake name,” which isn’t even close to a real name.
The life of fun e-mail… I just hope that person isn’t teaching!
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