Email Fraud Alert received from: Segey
I recently received an email with this subject line: Re: Your Pre Approved Application for $29OO… and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
$$$_==> 3YearLoans <== _$$$
Your Pre-Approved Application For $2900 is Ready
Click Here: http://ow.ly/nhqH303h4Ai
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Reply to this email to comment. congratualtions commented on your post. Mute congratualtions to stop receiving notifications from her. Mute updates to this post. This notification was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to your notification delivery settings to update your address. Unsubscribe from these emails.
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Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
The above email was sent by “Google+ (congratualtions)” from this email address: email@example.com
I, Segey, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Google+ (congratualtions)”:
The primary recipient of this message was firstname.lastname@example.org
I and (I presume) thousands of other 'lucky recipients was in the BCC field.
One wonders how many recipients picked up the glaring spelling mistake – congrualtions – not that using Google's name in vain is a good thing either!
By the Way WTF is an 'Optdown'?