[Offtopic] o/t: the VIT associated with spam email?
bell.cameron.p at edumail.vic.gov.au
Tue Apr 29 07:59:05 EST 2008
Since VIT never sends anything remotely useful or relevant, I just
assumed it was phishing and deleted it.
stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> Hi all,
> This strange email arrived today .. did anyone else get one?
> From: Victoria Institute of Teaching <pdi.vit.vic.edu.au at xmr3.com>
> To: stephen at melbpc.org.au
> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 06:53:00 -0400
> Subject: PDI - The Right PD Choice
> <snip, a very large graphic, which i declined to download>
> "As a teacher you constantly reflect on your knowledge and look for new
> ways to engage your students in learning. Professional development is an
> integral part of the ongoing commitment to being a better teacher.
> Pdi is the new online search engine that makes choosing PD easy. With the
> most powerful database of PD providers in Australia, you can search by
> course, subject, content or provider. Searching is simple and Pdi connects
> you directly with providers.
> All the PD on Pdi references the standards of professional practice and
> principles of effective professional learning - your assurance of quality
> and relevance. To make the right PD choice, enter Pdi now."
> <snip, another two large graphics, also declined>
> <end of email>
> So it appears the VIT are somehow associated with badly-written spam-email.
> For example, at <http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/content.asp?Document_ID=833>:
> Pdi the right PD choice
> Opening Term 2, 2008
> Online access to thousands of PD services, programs and providers.
> Pdi will help teachers meet the new professional development requirements
> by offering information on a wide range of provider programs and services.
> Teachers can use Pdi as a one-stop-shop for all their PD needs.
> For more information
> Email pdi at vit.vic.edu.au
> as proud VIT members
> tell us it ain't so ..
> Stephen Loosley
> Victoria, Australia
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