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2012 Black Friday Spam Offers Fake Products, Leads to Fraud

Publish date: November 16, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Jude Israel Bordallo


The US holiday Black Friday still is a social engineering lure that spammers use. Spammers using this holiday have peddled various products since 2010. This year, the Black Friday-themed sale offers discounts on replica watches.

Users who click on the image in the email message are redirect to a website offering imitation bags, wallet, etc. However, owners of the site only dupes users into buying items, as there are no items sent to the user.

SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: 16 Nov 2012 12:38:00 AM GMT-8
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