Spam emails claiming that people are talking about your personality are currently hitting inboxes. The emails include a link that you can supposedly click to read what people are saying about you.
Some versions ask if people are telling the truth about you. Others ask if you are available for an interview.
But, despite the claims, the links in these messages do not open any discussions about you or anybody else.
In fact, the links open an instance of the infamous Canadian Pharmacy spam website.
The spammers know that at least a few people that they have managed to trick into visiting the spam site will linger and buy one or more of the site’s dodgy products.
Similar spam emails claim to be from popular online entities such as Facebook, WhatsApp, or Google. They claim that you have unread messages or that your messages have been blocked and you should click a link to read them. But, again, the links open pharmacy spam websites.
Spammers have used such tactics over and over again so these campaigns obviously do generate revenue for them.
As I discuss in another Hoax-Slayer report, buying medicine from these spam websites is a very bad idea that could have serious repercussions for your health and potentially expose you to credit card fraud and compromise the security of your computer.
If you receive one of these spam emails, do not follow any links that it contains. If you do click a link by mistake, close the spam website immediately.
Examples of the spam emails
Subject: [Email Address], people talking about your person
Some people talking about your personality
How we can get an interview?
Subject: [Email address], thread about your person
People talking about your personality
They say the truth?
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!