Western Union Doesn’t Care About Your Privacy

securityWell, I’m not exactly sure how much more bluntly I could put it so there you go. Now let me explain.

For about the last month or so, I’ve been getting receipts and pickup notifications from Western Union e-mailed to my beloved Yahoo! address that I’ve had since 1998 (I think). And for all intents and purposes, it is just my junk e-mail address that I use for subscriptions, newsletters, people I don’t like, etc. But I still check it with regularity.

The thing about this is that, first of all, I have no Western Union account. That alone should tell you something goofy is going on.

Secondly,  I have no relatives – that I know of, at least – in Mexico that I would willingly send money to. Granted, being Hispanic and all, I shouldn’t entirely discount the notion that I don’t have any relatives still living somewhere in Xtchulpatlicioungotilapmaòicañu’iu, Mexico because chances are I just might. And someday, they might just show up at my door. Shit’s been known to happen. But I wouldn’t have the foggiest idea as to where I would send these idiots any kind of money should I even had the extra pesos to send them.

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