People just don’t seem to take any pride in their work any more, not even my beloved email scammers. There is no attention to detail.
Case in point is this note I received today, June 2, 2014. Note the response deadline.
The banking activity with today’s posting date shows Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) that has been received. Our bank has noted the following information:
EFT Amount: $ 6,200.00
Remitted From: SSA TREAS 310 MISC PAY
Designated for: UNKNOWN
Please download and open attachment with full imformation about this Electronic Fund Transfer payment.
If you confirm that it belongs to your agency or department, please email back or give us a call. Then, our office needs to receive a completed General Deposit no later than 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Note: If these funds cannot be identified or if no one claims this EFT, we are required to process the return of this EFT by 10:00 a.m., May 7, 2014.
Bank of America
(509) 574-6112 fax
So, even if this was legitimate (you mean it’s not?), I would have lost out on $6,200 because of their sloppy bookkeeping. Darn the luck!