Fake E-mails Related to Ticket Purchase for Red Sox Baseball Circulating
Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger of Dynamoo's Blog warns baseball fans about fake e-mails that refer to tickets bought for the Red Sox tournament, so reported blog.dynamoo.com dated August 22, 2013.
It maybe noted that Red Sox plays baseball professionally and the team's home is Boston, Massachusetts. The group also belongs to the Eastern Division of the American League of Major League Baseball.
Entitled "Thank You for your order," the fake e-mails start by thanking the recipient for buying a ticket recently. After this they praise him for his commitment and support for the Red Sox Baseball. Besides, incase of a query about the ticket purchase, the recipient is asked to call the Ticket Services unit at the 877-REDSOX9 toll-free number.
The e-mails then state that a separate message will reach the recipient by the following 2 working days that'll contain the vouchers for using his car park arranged near Prudential Center as well as for riding the Duck Boat; the vouchers are contained in every Family Pack buying for the End-of-Summer.
The e-mails also remind that any ticket purchase is final meaning no exchange/refund is permissible. Further the game timings can undergo alterations, so users should visit www.redsox.com and read Red Sox's up-to-date news as also any changes announced for the games' timings.
In conclusion the e-mails express gratitude from the Ticketing Department of Boston-based Red Sox.
Importantly, the fake e-mails have a finely-crafted message, since they've everything, including purchase details.
But, following the web-link given, users are led onto www.redsox.com.tickets-service.lindoliveryct.net that though looks like the original Red Sox site, it is actually a fake. For, "Redsox.com.tickets-service" isn't anything but the original website's (lindoliveryct.net) sub-domain that's unrelated to Red Sox. The mentioned site simply delivers malware onto unwitting visitors' PCs.
Talking more about this scam, Longmore stated that an online criminals' gang called Amerika launched the particular bulk e-mail attack, adding that it executed many large spam runs earlier. Softpedia.com published this dated August 22, 2013.
Meanwhile, anybody receiving one of the e-mails must remove it instantly and if victimized should run a PC scan using an up-to-date security software, Longmore advised.
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