April 22, 2010Medz Spammer Amazons
Yesterday (continuing today) it was Twitter. Today it's Amazon.com getting the medz spammer treatment. Under the guise of a "Deal of the Day" email message, the HTML version of the email looks all amazon.com, and even fetches images therefrom. Every link, however, eventually leads to a medz site (with the same content as the destination of the phony Twitter messages).
The message begins thusly:
The spammer goes to sufficient detail as to replicate the fine print of what may be actual messages from Amazon (although the email address doesn't match the recipient's):
Some additional copies of the spam message arrived, but there is a curious substitution of the featured product headline and image:
All other product images in the message are the same as the original one. It's inexplicable and illogical. I mean, it's not like the spammer threw in a photo of a medz bottle to satisfy anti-deception practices. Weird.Posted on April 22, 2010 at 09:19 AM