Thursday, January 24, 2013
A New(er) Spam Trick
Spammers never cease to amaze me with their ingenuity. Take a look at this one that recently showed up in my spam folder on Gmail. In yellow, there's Google's explanation of why this was trapped as spam and in red, Google's instructions on how to visit the links. Wait, what?
That's correct, the very official looking red bar that mirrors the style of the real, yellow one, is fake and is part of the email. The spammers were so sure their message would be caught, they helpfully included instructions for the unwary to circumvent the protective system. Clever.... The lesson here? Trust no one.
Do you have any examples of clever spam? Care to share a story of a friend or colleague who fell for one of these ruses?
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