November 15, 2006

More spam I don't understand

Why would someone send a fake eBay e-mail that, if you click on the embedded links thinking that they lead to eBay, will in fact take you to a phishing site that will harvest your login info, and then give it the subject line "Phishing - Phishing - Question about Item -- Respond Now"?

Posted by Francis at 04:20 PM

Reverse psychology?

Posted by: Rubrick at November 15, 2006 05:08 PM

Maybe something in between it and you detected the phishing and helpfully prepended a warning to the subject line? Twice?

Posted by: Doug Orleans at November 16, 2006 02:07 AM

It's to rope in all the recipients who will read the Subject line and say "Far out, man, I loved that band!"

Posted by: RichM at November 16, 2006 07:49 AM
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