Every day my inbox (or rather, my spam box) is flooded with spam telling me about how “auto rates” are going down (presumably it means insurance, though the word is often not mentioned). Usually, the subject is something like “The president has passed a new law reducing your rates,” or “Washington has passed a new law…”
Well, today, I got my first Pope auto-rate spam:
Subject: New Pope Equals Lower Auto Rates? Yes – See Why.
- – - – New Pope Announcement Has Major Impact On Your Auto Rates – - – -
The new pontiff – Francis The 1st is already having a dramatic impact on auto rates. Did you know the month a new pope is elected is always the safest month to drive of the year? This is why major auto insurers have come together to lower auto rates to $3.75/month for drivers who sign up during the month of March who reside in low-risk driving zip codes
See if your area qualifies for the new rates by visiting the link below and entering your zip code. Should you qualify, expect your rates to drop and budget accordingly.
Needless to say, I didn’t click on the link below, but you have to give them marks for creativity in coming up with idiot bait.