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Lame spams of the day: messages from key.com

I received seven copies of two versions of this spam.  Plain text, no formatting, no logos.  This site lists them as malware delivery devices but doesn’t elaborate on the threat.  Here they are: Senders: Georgina_Stevens@key.com Gavin_Deal@key.com Ana_Bowers@key.com Denise_Fish@key.com Rickie_Roberts@key.com Version 1 Subject: Please respond – overdue payment Text: Please find attached your invoices for the […]

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Lame spam of the day: Fake BBC news stories

Like most lame spam, this one lacks any formatting or graphics.  The tricky part is that it’s masquerading as a news story sent to me by a friend, and those typically lack formatting and graphics.  Clues that it’s fake: I don’t know the sender; the sender shows as Wendy Kauffman but the text says it […]

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Lame spams of the day: another roundup

Here’s a selection of messages from spammers who don’t even seem to be trying — no graphics, no attempt to make the links look legit, plain text.  Are these spammers just lazy or do these things actually work?  Bottom line: think before you click.  Hover your mouse over URLs and see where they lead.  And […]

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Lame spams of the day: so many ebills

I got two dozen of these this morning, which may be some kind of record.  This site says they’re malware delivery devices, so do not click on them! A few of the senders: alets-no-reply@customercenter.citibank.com alets-no-reply@serviceemail6.citibank.com alets-no-reply@citibank.com citibankonline@customercenter.citibank.com citibankonline@customercenter.citibank.com serviceemail@citibank.com Some of the subject lines said the bills were from AT&T, Verizon, or American Express, bill […]

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Lame spams of the day: Your score apparently changed!

I got a bunch of these this week.  I don’t know what happens if you click the links, but they look like malware delivery vehicles.  They included a variety of graphics that look like typical credit score spam, but the sender addresses are obviously faked and the links look like they point to hacked WordPress […]

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Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

I got a big batch of these today. They’re similar to the fake Amazon HDTV receipts I wrote about in September. These aren’t as lame-looking as most of the spam I write about: they use the right logos, fonts, and typefaces.  This site says they lead to malware.  The giveaways are: 1) Hover over the […]

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Lame spams of the day: more fake ADP notices

I got a new batch of lame ADP spams this morning (see the old batch here).  These are really lame — no graphics, plain text, mangled English.  But they want me to take a customer satisfaction survey — I can’t wait.  This site says they’re malware delivery devices, so don’t click. The senders were: ADP […]

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Lame spams of the day: Fake UPS and FedEx delivery notices

My inbox has been polluted by a rash of these this week.  They’re so badly formatted, it’s hard to believe anyone would fall for them.  The spammers haven’t even tried to make the reply-to address look legit.  Some have a sender name from UPS but use the FedEx logo.  Like this site, I’m assuming these […]

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Lame spams of the day: LinkedIn messages

I’ve been getting lots of these lately.  They look reasonably line LinkedIn messages, though I don’t recall ever getting something quite like this from LinkedIn.  The subject has been “LinkedIn new messages” but the senders aren’t LinkedIn addresses.  This site says the links deliver malware.  They’ve been: Lewis Shannon LinkedIn [cameoingo37@ggtco.com] Young Burton LinkedIn [crossways@anfscd.com] […]

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Lame spam of the day: Intuit GoPayment

Hey, spammers: how about deduping your mailing lists?  I got 22 of these on Monday. This article says they’re malware delivery devices. These spams aren’t 100% lame — at least they included a logo and some design elements.  But the From: address is obviously not from Intuit and text is pretty lame: “Your Intuit GoPayment […]

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