We’ve written before about how some people love to hand it out but can’t take it from others.
Well we’re thrilled to have received today another missive from, quite possibly, the rudest person on the planet.
Two weeks ago, this person complained in no uncertain terms that their order hadn’t arrived and since we were clearly incompetent morons, the order should be cancelled immediately and a full refund given.
Except we’re not incompetent morons. The “customer” had never paid for the “order” and as we pointed out, we are not in the habit of sending out orders as gifts.
Well that really put the cat among the pigeons.
A real Harry Potter howler of an email whistled straight back, neatly swerving round our spam and anger filter and landing slap bang in the middle of our inbox.
We can’t divulge the contents – we suggest you use your imagination – suffice to say that particular individual has been well and truly crossed off our Christmas card list.
Have you ever had an email which immediately gets your “something’s not quite right” radar twitching?
No, we’re not talking about all that v1axagrAh trash which keeps everyone’s spam filter working overtime.
For the last few weeks, we’ve had a flurry of requests for large orders to be sent to Singapore. Always from different people. Always wanting to pay by private credit card.
This raises our suspicions straightaway. If they’re reputable companies, why would they get a low (life?) ranking employee to place the order?
Of course, they’re not companies at all. And they’re not in Singapore. A quick check of the message source tells us that these people are actually in Indonesia.
Indonesia comes out at or near the top of countries riddled with credit card fraudsters. These scam merchants use Singapore or Malaysia as the destination country name, and still get the package because the Singapore/Malaysia Postal Service figures out where to send it.
So, firstname.lastname@example.org (Recca Naomy), you’ll not be getting your AquaBlocks any time soon. Soz …