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Bogus Skype ‘Deferred Notification’ Email Opens Pharmacy Spam Site

by Brett M. Christensen

Spam

According to this email, which claims to be from the ‘Skype team’, you have ‘deferred notifications’ waiting for you. The email invites you to click a link to view your notifications.

However, the email is certainly not from Skype.  If you click the link in the hope of viewing your Skype notifications, you will instead be taken to a spammy pharmaceutical website.  These spam sites sell potentially dangerous and illegal products and they certainly should not be trusted with your credit card details.

This version is just one in a long list of similar pharmacy spam emails that use the names of many high-profile companies including Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

If you receive one of these emails, just hit delete.


EXAMPLE:

Subject: Hey, You have deferred notifications

Skype

You have deferred notification.

View notifications .

Sincerely
Skype team

Skype Pharmacy Spam Email


Last updated: December 3, 2015
First published: December 3, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Facebook Deactivated Account Spam
Pharmacy Spam Disguised as Twitter Emails
Gmail ‘4 Missed Emails’ Pharmacy Spam

 

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