Thursday, September 28, 2017

Don't call me, I'll call you

from here

I do wonder if I gave the guy who called me a fair chance, but he made an unsolicited phone call to ask permission to send me email because he didn't want to send unsolicited email. Really, phone-guy?

He then pretended to know what my email address was. I don't know who thinks this stuff up but it's bananas. Presenting me with the wrong email address makes it clear to me that you didn't get my contact info from anyone who knows me and also that you are hoping that you either guessed right or that I'll follow the natural human inclination to correct someone when they're wrong. That's not gonna happen. Too many red flags. I'm not giving you my real email address or even the format we use for corporate email addresses at work. I don't want to click on whatever it is you were planning to send me. I don't want to take the chance that you're trying to penetrate our organization through either malware or social engineering.