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Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

I’m Confused..

It’s Time To play What Were They Thinking?!

Okay, this spam I understand.

US_Bank_Alert

It is a “scary” alert that is trying to get me to click a link (note the red WOT toolbar warning?) so a cyber-criminal can record my login username and password (and probably try to infect my machine).
In short, a classic “phishing” attack. (And if I banked at US Bank, it might work..)

But this has me puzzled*..

idiot spammer

* not really. Just thought others might find it funny.

August 11, 2009 - Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, spam and junk mail

2 Comments »

  1. Askimet has already blocked about 70 similar (very, very similar) sily spam comments on my blog

    Like

    Comment by freewareelite | August 12, 2009 | Reply

    • Freewareelite,
      Though they are aren’t perfect, I am a big fan of spam filters such as Akismet, and I would hate to imagine life without them.

      I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure these types of things are from bots, and automated “tools” such as BlogBlaster, and the spammer hasn’t figured out how to fill in the fields.

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | August 12, 2009 | Reply


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