One of the weird things since I’ve become Department Head is that my colleagues get a lot more phishing emails from people purporting to be me. One of them, K, forwarded me their email conversation with one of them today, which I have transcribed here.
From: Travis Komplexify Interim Department Head <email@example.com>
Subject: [EXT] Hi
How are you doing, hope you having a productive day? Kindly email me your personal cell phone number. Thanks.
Travis @ Komplexify
Interim Department Head
Yes, my day has been productive. How’s yours going?
Where is the cell phone number?
Oh, sorry. I was pretty sure you already have my cell number.
Here it is: 555-555-5555
Whats wrong with you send me your cell number you sending 555 555 5555 i hate that shit please
Maybe you should send me your cell number and then I’ll text you from mine. That way I won’t mistype it.
You are a fool no respect you have for me, DONT let me to fire you
I’m sorry. Please don’t fire me. Here’s my cell: 605-475-6968.
… after which, having discovered that they’d been given the number for the Rejection Hotline, which is a real thing, they quit replying.
Not all heroes wear capes, is what I’m saying.