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29 Aug 2010

Truth in spamming Email

Here's the body of a phish purporting to tell me about a $386 refund from the Canada Revenue Agency. Even disregarding the signature that says Internal Revenue Service, check out that alt text and file name for the image.

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have
determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $386.00
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to
process it. <br />
<br />
A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example
submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.
<br />
<img height="340" alt="Fake CRA site"
src="http://video.itworldcanada.com/ITBUimages/Jan19/fake_cra.jpg"
width="450" /><br /> To access the form for your tax refund, please
<U><a
href="URL of phish site">click
here</a></U> <br />
<br />
Regards, <br />
Internal Revenue Service

posted at: 19:01 :: permanent link to this entry :: 1 comments
posted at: 19:01 ::
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what a hoot!
Thanks for the laugh.

(by Frisky070802 30 Aug 2010 12:28)


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