Spammers Offer Help to Settle Lovers’ Problems
Researchers at the Internet security company 'Symantec Corp.' are alerting all Web surfers about spammers who are currently defrauding upset lovers and making them divulge personal information in response to resolving their relationship problems.
The company states that the recently dispatched spam mail offers 'cent percent results' without even meeting the spammer. They (spammers) use a 419-like scam to gather private data that might be manipulated for financial gains.
The e-mail attacks all Internet users who have a troubled personal life by displaying a caption, "Have Them At Your Feet." Thus, the e-mail says differently such as - if the recipient is worn out dealing with his/her partner, speaking nonsense and suspecting of having intimacy with another person, or if he/she likes someone who is not responding, or if people are continuously lying to him/her, therefore the recipient wishes that he be told the truth.
Evidently, the spammer in the e-mail offers help by telling the recipient that he could be assisted no matter where he is located in the world.
According to Symantec, the spammer states that a lot of women and men have used his service, including some famous persons (names untold) from across the globe. The e-mail then directs the recipient to follow a given web-link stating that if he/she wishes to make a comparison of security products, then he/she should go to the IT Product Guides. The spammer tells the name of the place he is presently situated in viz. United Kingdom.
The security company has urged e-mail users to be careful of the links they intend to follow. Thus, they should not click on links arriving from strangers neither should they reply to spam messages. Besides, users must have an updated security solution that safeguards against viruses and spam.
Furthermore, spammers intermittently have been targeting dating individuals and lovers using various spam techniques. A few months ago, Websense, another security company, cautioned that Match.com, a dating website, was struck by a spam scam that disseminated the malicious Papras Trojan.
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» SPAMfighter News - 19-09-2009