Retain this, pal

The title was “Legal Service Inquiry,” and this was the extent of the text:

We want to retain your firm for legal representation matter.


Isao Teshirogi,
Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

The addresses of all the “undisclosed recipients” were encrypted, but there didn’t seem to be anything hidden below the message header. I have no idea why this would be sent to me; I am not a lawyer, and it’s been a few years since the last time I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.


  1. McGehee »

    28 February 2018 · 3:45 pm

    Maybe they want 42nd & Treadmill to provide expert witnesses.

  2. CGHill »

    28 February 2018 · 5:46 pm

    We might make one out of two, on a good day.

  3. McGehee »

    28 February 2018 · 5:59 pm

    I’ve worked places where “witness” had to be spelled with an L.

    Under those circumstances, we had “expert” nailed.

  4. fillyjonk »

    28 February 2018 · 6:17 pm

    really ham-handed phishing attempt? Attempt to capture “live” e-mail addresses? I don’t know, that’s weird.

    We were warned of one today (I did not receive it) – apparently it was spoofed to look like it came from my university’s president and was a request for us to “authenticate” our login information (so: the same old scam that’s gone around about 800 times and ALWAYS seems to catch at least one person)

  5. McGehee »

    28 February 2018 · 6:33 pm

    Even when I think one of those is legitimate, it’s no trouble for me to close the email, open my browser, type in the URL (or use one from my bookmarks, or bring it up in a search engine) and use that to see to any security matter, rather than clicking a link in the email.

  6. fillyjonk »

    28 February 2018 · 8:04 pm

    I’ve never seen one that looked even remotely legitimate. I guess we get the dumb phishers. Or maybe I really am a suspicious wench.

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