Links to reports about spam messages and tactics.
A spate of spam emails disguised as Twitter notification messages have been hitting inboxes. The spam messages are tricked up to resemble genuine Twitter notification emails.
Message purporting to be from Facebook, claims that the user’s Facebook account has been deactivated and urges him or her to follow a link to reactivate the account.
I often receive emails that ask why random text is sometimes hidden within HTML spam messages. You may not even see these hidden messages unless you view the source code of the email.
Spammers will use any means at their disposal to get you to notice the garbage they inflict on your inbox. One dirty trick that seems to be increasingly employed by spammers is to change the date on incoming emails so that they are more likely to gain your attention when they cross your inbox.