Yesterday I received the email below and while you get used to the low life on the Internet that prey on victims to make easy money, this one surprised me. Not because the pitch was new, it wasn't, but the fact that this person signed up as a member back in 4/2009 and then in 8/2009 she sent back a request to unsubscribe to the newsletter sent out about the Cedar Rapids run. What seems strange is that the same email would be used in an apparent phishing attempt years later.
I have cropped off the top part with the person's name and email, but above that line is a link to learn more: "Report Plishing." I clicked on it and then a message from Google came up saying they have a team to take care of it. Here is also a good reference on what to look for: http://www.antiphishing.org/consumer_recs.html
I use the term "Low Life" to describe people like this, because I had to think of something that would be printable. Off the record I have a better description of those who would join a nonprofit with the intentions of doing a scam later. So everyone beware! This particular person was removed in 2009, but apparently kept my email address for future use. To her I say: Good Riddance!