New (to me) spam / scam

At first glance I thought it was just a sales pitch, but it looked really bad. And then you look more. The random email it’s from (not a ‘[email protected]’ or similar), the to that isn’t even us (I don’t work for comcast), and the oddly spaced phone number. I copied the whole text and dropped it into notepad (note to self: install notepad++ on this machine). Notepad works, and is on every windows machine. It doesn’t do fancy fonts so any hidden text will show up

Bingo. Now we see it really is doing something weird there. The contact now is a string of numbers with a different font colour to obfuscate it.

It was at this point I actually read the text and wondered what legitimate company would charge you in gift cards. And felt dumb for not noticing that before.

Now I just have to figure out if it is the FTC, or the FCC that I can report this to (or both?)

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