Well Drafted Fake E-mail to Attract Professionals
Fraudsters always do not develop scams in hurry aimed at a mass population. Sometimes, they draft well-manufactured and targeted attacks for a certain group of people, as per the security experts at Security Firm, Bitdefender.
For example, Bitdefender experts notified that in the history, a big number of scam emails have been caught that lured victims on the condition that their biographies would be published.
The scam email opens up in a very sophisticated warm language announcing the news of publication of the esteemed user in a certain column of a renowned publication. Further, to persuade the user, the language and terms used are very luring, convincing and influential, easy to attract anyone.
The e-mail also persuades the user towards providing their biographical profile immediately. Once the basic are over, roaster member of the associated company will consult and initiate the business. Accordingly, the Editorial Director will also come to light and co-ordinate with the mark towards accomplishing the publishing timetables.
While targeting professionals, one can't send out an email with lots of typos leading to a webpage, where you request the victim to submit the details of their credit card.
Victims are offered a well versed official-looking mail that only requests for a handful of basic information.
Only, in the last part of the espionage, do the crooks start collecting for enrollment or subscription fees and more susceptible information, e.g. credit card details.
The promoted honors will gradually disappear from the web and the honors are worthless-un-identified whatsoever from trustworthy institution. But not urgently. Some scams contain follow up, in that victims are contacted by scammers on Facebook or Twitter and asked to fill in questionnaire which can help them in controlling theft scams, security expert at security firm Bitdefender highlighted.
Security experts recommend users to go through the various terms and conditions of the service in details before agreeing to anything. They should also investigate the authenticity of an organization by getting in touch with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or other analogous organizations. Other then these precautions, users are also recommended to install superior quality anti-spam filters so that spam emails of the same kind do not find place into the inbox.
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» SPAMfighter News - 10-11-2012