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Falling For The Sucker Punch

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on December 30, 2014 in Internet |

I wonder whether this really works, whether people really get in touch with the sender of the original mail – thus confirming their address – or even try to upgrade their accounts. I can imagine some people might, if they don’t read beyond the first few words, and they might even attempt an upgrade of some sort.

Your email ( webmaster ) is almost full.
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 Your mailbox is running out of data storage and it might be close kindly to add more MB to your mailbox.
 Upgrade Now
• If don't upgrade your mail box, you will not receive more emails frequently
 • You will be finding it hard receiving emails.
 • Your account might be closed
 • Your important mail will be wiped away
 Note: Upgrade if free of charge, you are not charge any service fee.
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 CONFIDENTIALITY. This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may also be privileged. If you are not the named recipient, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose the contents to another person, use it for any purpose, or store or copy the information in any medium. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states them to be the views of JK Technosoft Ltd. If you have received this e-mail in error please immediately notify the person who has sent this email to you with copy to administrator@emailserver.com
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That would be foolish, to say the least. The link in the Upgrade Now box (this was an HTML mail) goes to http://oktekbooks.com/images/_notes/cgi-go-bins/bigpond/user_0.php, which has nothing to do with mail or an individual account. I suspect that it will open a script, and then your computer is belonging to someone else – pardon my language, I was carried away by the wonderful use of professional English in this clearly legal and trustworthy missive.

One of my other favorites at the moment is the Apple Cloud mail, have you seen that one? Your iCloud password has been breached, log in to repair it? Started out shortly after the theft of thousands of naughty photographs from celebrities hit the news and is also, as you can guess, really, really trustworthy.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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