Is this a spoof email
I've had this email forwarded to me today that seems to come from Capita. However a couple of things set those little alarm bells off in my head and I think this could be a spoof. I've put a copy below and underline the things that alerted me. After looking on the official website it could be genuine but I would like some reassurance.
From: "Allison, Liam (CCS)" <Liam.Allison@capita.co.uk>,
Sent: 2009-03-27 09:09
Subject: Capita Education Services, Contact Information
I would like to introduce myself as the person responsible for supplying
Quotations on hardware & software, for Capita education services
Capita have recently purchased are main hardware supplier, therefore, we
can now offer much lower prices on hardware and software, including
PC's, servers, electronic whiteboards, laptops and general office
equipment such as fax machines and printers. We are also in a position
to supply are SIMS qualified engineers who can carry out the
Capita also offer mobile SIMS solutions such as hand held PDA's allowing
SIMS access and are virtual private network, which allow's you access to
your schools SIMS from home or from a laptop whilst away from school
Should you require a quotation for any equipment for your school's
administration office, or for the ICT suit, please do not hesitate in
contacting me on the telephone number below or email me with your
Capita Education Services.
Tel : 0844 893 6000
Fax : 0845 603 8704 (not listed on website)
Capita Children's Services
5 Franklin Court
This email and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee, are strictly confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient any reading, dissemination, copying or any other use or reliance is prohibited. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender immediately by email and then permanently delete the email. Copyright reserved.
All communications, incoming and outgoing, may be recorded and are monitored for legitimate business purposes.
The security and reliability of email transmission cannot be guaranteed. It is the recipients responsibility to scan this e-mail and any attachment for the presence of viruses.
The Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries ("Capita") exclude all liability for any loss or damage whatsoever arising or resulting from the receipt, use or transmission of this email.
Any views or opinions expressed in this email are those of the author only.
He's probably just illiterate?
If it is official he just got a lesson in spelling and grammar.
Originally Posted by cromertech
Liams an odd name for a woman...?
Originally Posted by tech_guy
Check the headers of the e-mail, see if they match up - could just be a bit poo with spelling, I know I am without my trusty spellchecker!
Both of those numbers can be found on this page on the Capita website (right-hand side under 'Training' in the 'Contact us' section).
Originally Posted by cromertech
If it isn't a spoof then the sender should not be allowed to send out anything else until a re-education course involving spelling, punctuation and grammar has been undertaken.
Phone a Genuine capita number and ask to speak to him, they should be able to put you through, or tell you a number to phone
Perhaps semi-literate Liam used to work in coding for SIMS - that might explain a few things... :p