“STOP CONTACTING THOSE B*!%£RDS”

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Naked Security reader Mark has been in touch, forwarding us a spam email that he received.

Here’s what Mark said:

“I got this email this morning in my junk mail and I thought it was interesting because

a) it plays on the fact that people are now familiar with the idea that they might be scammed

and b) they’re advocating that you contact somebody from the UN via his… err.. Chinese Yahoo! address. You probably see a million like this but jeeeeeez.”

Personally, I’m surprised that Mark didn’t comment on the arresting subject line used by the scammers. It would certainly make many folks stop for a second, and maybe click to read more.

It’s true that more and more email scams appear to reference the commonly encountered scourge of bogus lottery emails, fictional inheritances and other advance fee frauds that are frequently filed under…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.

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