Yesterday I got spammed to hell with messages linking to different variants of this image:
They can have slightly different graphics or contain different links but the message is always basically the same - go to this page and you'll receive 20 000 .
I have to ask the question - how dim do you have to be to fall for it?
Ok let's see - we have an image hosted on a profile that is 1 day old and asks you to visit a website with a strange url with a promise of a financial reward on an another website. How do you even imagine that would work? And now, of course, people start crying that their computers got infected with malware. Which is great - every genius who fell for this obvious phishing scam deserved it. I hope your shitty computer burns and you along with it.
I know this is a no-duh for 90% of people reading it but for the sake of the rest lets revise what we all should know about online phishig. And before you go all:
No, no you can't.
Copypasta from pwww.comodo.com
Be very careful about not replying to any such spam mails that ask you to confirm or update any information about your account.
Do not follow any links that come with the spam mails, which will lead you to websites that ask for conformation of your account information.
Never copy an unknown link from these kinds of spam mails and paste them on your web browsers. These links are made to look very humble by the phishers but they will actually land you to some scam and fraud sites.
Be careful about opening or saving any document or attachment that come with spam mails. Do not trust these kinds of emails even if they appear to be sent by some authorized entity.
Never ever send your confidential information about your account in an email.
It is better to be protected from these scams by using firewall, anti-spyware and anti-virus software. Make sure to update this software regularly for security of your pc.
Do not respond to those scam mails, which even seem to offer sound business or ask you to avail a refund. The fraudsters often send you phone numbers so that you call them up for business purpose. They use Voice over Internet Protocol technology. With this technology, their calls can never be traced.
You can help other Internet users by spreading the word about "phishing" scams.
Do forward the spam mails to email@example.com.
Also send a copy of the mail to the bank or credit card company whose name is impersonated in the email.
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission that you have fallen prey to the phish net. If you fall a victim to phishing then there are high chances that you will also be a victim of ID theft.
You can also send email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group to firstname.lastname@example.org. This organization helps to fight further phishing scams.
You're welcome and no more spamming akreon, k?