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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