November 2013

What rubbish have we received today? Below is a partial list of the "spamvertised" domains sent to our accounts.

Note that this is a listing of spam received by us, not sent by us. We do not send unsolicited bulk email but spammers routinely forge our domain name in the From: line of their junk.

Organisation Domain Name Date
Canadian Health&Care Mall, MyCanadianPharmacy 1 November, 2 November, 3 November 4 November, 5 November 7 November 8 November 9 November, 11 November 18 November 19 November
Consumer LifeStyles, Everyday With Rachael, Finance Reports, Garcinia Cambogia (hacked) →, 16 November
Lottery Scam Contact Details Date
Subject: You have Won!! 22 November
"Mystery Shopper", "Secret Shopper" Contact Details Date
Although legitimate mystery shopping opportunities exist, the ones you hear about in unsolicited emails are almost certainly scams, either advance fee frauds or money laundering schemes which will leave you seriously out of pocket if not in trouble with the law. If it sounds too good to be true, it is! Harry Scott, 26 November
"Pump and Dump" Stock Date
This is how this scam works:
  1. The scammers quietly buy lots of inexpensive shares in a particular company, usually one that is small and sparsely traded.
  2. They then flood email inboxes everywhere with millions of messages touting the company as a hot stock and urging people to buy quickly. Pump.
  3. Enough unwitting investors buy the stock to create artificially high demand and prices.
  4. The scammers then stop promoting the stock and quickly sell their cheaply-purchased shares for a profit. Dump.
  5. The stock price plummets back to its pre-scam levels or even lower, and the conned investors are left with stock shares worth significantly less than what they paid.
Don't fall for it!
Registered Express Corp. (RGTX) 23 November
Registered Express Corp. (RGTX) 24 November
Registered Express Corp. (RGTX) 28 November
Registered Express Corp. (RGTX) 30 November
Malware Trojan/Virus in Attachment Date
Subject: Your Rewards Order Has Shipped Order history 4 November
Subject: Wells Fargo Advisors 5 November
Subject: Your Rewards Order Has Shipped Order history 6 November
Subject: Wells Fargo Advisors 8 November
Subject: Wells Fargo Advisors 13 November
Subject: invoice copy invoice 14 November
Subject: image 19 11 2013 19 November
Subject: image 19 11 2013
Subject: Your Rewards Order Has Shipped Order history
Subject: Re: 21 November
Subject: Barclays transaction notification #212305 payment receipt 26 November
Subject: A high number of failed login attempts have been recorded on your online account [deleted] FORM ID9827(account suspended).zip 27 November
Unknown/Unresolved Domain Name/Contact Details Date 13 November
Subject: Good News Mrs Gloria C. Mackenzie, 27 November
Addresses Receiving Spam Total
Nonexistant and Catch-all 26
Various Compromised Mailing Lists 16
Personal 1 Domain Registration 4 Contact Form 0
Other Addresses 0