Second passport for South Africans? It’s spam of the day

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Here’s a spam message I received today:

Hi GCLULEY,

Hi. Why the caps? And just “Graham” would be fine.

Do you find ONLY having a South African passport limiting?

I don’t have a South African passport, but I haven’t found its absence very limiting.

Do you find your travel choices abroad restricting and visa applications frustrating?

Not particularly.

Do you have an exit strategy if South Africa becomes the next Zimbabwe?

An exit strategy from where? The UK? No, I haven’t really thought about it.

Do you feel like you are paying too much tax in South Africa?

Any tax I’m paying in South Africa is definitely too much.

When I clicked on the link I was taken to a page on a build-your-own-form website which insisted I hand over my full name, email address, cellphone number, age, family income, and location before it would share any more information.

I chose not to share any of my…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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