Got this spam/phishing email a few weeks ago about unusual bank activity and a possible suspension of a bank account … yeah, right.
“Dear Bank Customer_ ,
Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on your account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on your account…”
Comma Clout needed:
- 1.remove the space before the comma in the greeting: “Dear Bank Customer,”
- 2.remove the comma before the incorrectly-used “their” in the first sentence: “… we had to believe that …”
Grammar Policing needed:
- “their” should be “there:” “… we had to believe that there might be …”
See the Grammar Police blog post: “There you have it … ” for more on There vs. Their (and They’re).