Spam and phishing mail

Free turkey for all!

Americans having been planning their Thanksgiving meal for a while, and the spammers haven’t been idle.

They’ve not only been offering recipes:

but the ingredients for them too! Order a mass mailing, and get coupons for a free turkey! (What’s kind of intriguing is that the mass mailing on offer is traditional, paper-based advertising, rather than the electronic kind.)

All the emails we’ve been filtering show the spammers are jumping on the bandwagon of tradition to flog their usual goods and services. But they’ve broken with tradition in one way – rather than waiting till Black Friday to launch their sales, they’ve started early.

Free turkey for all!

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