October 05, 2006

"Secure" Spamming

Some text from a SPAM I that came in this morning is below. Check out the use of the word "secure" in the URL - I wonder if Spammers have figured out that the notion of security increases response rates...

A unique (time sensitive) opportunity has opened the door
for people in your situation. If you still own or have
owned property, you will want to consider these options.

Simply confirm your details with our secure database here:

Remember, poor credit will not stop you from closing this deal.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Verisign had a study many years ago that tried to show a positive correlation between security logos and ecommerce purchasing - looks like it has filtered down to the spamming community.

Posted by Abner on October 5, 2006 09:22 AM

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