Ford debunks $15,500 Fusion Hybrid email hoax

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The Ford Motor Company has issued a light-hearted press release debunking a hoax that has been doing the rounds.

The bogus email, which claims to come from a Ford sales manager in Dearborn, Michigan, claims that they are offering 500 of their Ford Fusion Hybrid motorcars at the bargain price of $15,500.

The offending emails read as follows:

Dear Mr/Ms,

Due to the World Economy Recession, Ford Motor Company, Inc undergo a statistic fall in Sales and result in a drastic financial crisis this last season.

The United States Government has given us the opportunity to bounce back on our feet, but unfortunately we have not achieved the fund necessary.

Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to purchase a very good Auto at half of the price. We decided to pull the sales of 500 cars…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.