Might as well have offered a lump of coal.
Internet domain behemoth GoDaddy sent employees an email promising a Christmas bonus — that turned out to actually be a computer security test.
Some 500 staffers clicked on the Dec. 14 email from the Arizona-based company that offered a $650 holiday bonus and asked them to fill out a form with their personal information.
“Happy Holiday GoDaddy! 2020 has been a record year for GoDaddy, thanks to you!,” said the message, obtained by Phoenix TV-station KPNX.
“Though we cannot celebrate together during our annual Holiday Party, we want to show our appreciation and share a $650 one-time Holiday bonus!”
Two days later, employees got an email from GoDaddy’s security chief that read: “You are receiving this email because you failed our recent phishing test,” the Copper Courier newspaper reported.