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Dating Services SPAM - phishing attacks and other dangers

Email SPAM email should always be deleted without opening it or any accompanying attachments.  Daily, I receive numerous copies of dating services and other SPAM in my personal email.  

0 Some key dangers include tricking users to visit malicious websites or to reveal credit card or personal information

Trend Labs shares some dangers in a good awareness article below:

Star http://blog.trendmicro.com/deceitful-advertisement-thru-dating-spam/

QUOTE: Today we have noticed an increase in the amount of dating spam mails containing phrases such as:

I’m emailing you because I like you
wanted to let you know about my profile
you have been invited to join

The link in the spam points to an adult-dating web page, as well as a profile on the right corner of the screen with a huge clickable ad that says, CLICK HERE TO CHAT FOR FREE.

Following the link opens a page where the visitor is asked to register by providing an email address and password. Afterward the visitor’s browser opens a new site where he/she is prompted to create a preferred chat handle (username). Users tempted to correctly fill up the forms from the shown web pages provide a free service to the cybercriminals as they reveal their valid email addresses, passwords, and credit card information.