This section of the website provides a good sample of typical spam which is sent everyday. Each spam message is scrutinized with an indepth analysis, including which country it originated from, the modus operandi, tricks used in defeating spam blockers, and other general information.
While some spam messages are simply annoying, but others are downright dangerous. Among these are Money Laundering Scams and Phishing emails designed to steal personal information for committing online fraud.
Subject: (no subject)
Another complete waste of time are Home Financing and Bad Credit spams. These types of spam promises unconditional pre-approved credit and requests that you click on the link and fill out a form. As soon as you submit your information, you will be...
Subject: Find Fast & Easy Loan Program !
Another example of a Mortgage Quote spam. This one originated from Korea but the website is registered in China. Even the spammer's ip address has been blacklisted by Yahoo.
Subject: Sale: CIALIS
A typical spam promoting impotence drugs such as Viagra and the more recent Cialis. Common variations are weight loss, penis enlargement, human growth hormones and other illicit drugs. These types of spam links to just as unreputable websites...
Subject: just got this web-cam and I can't help stripping
Pornography spam are probably some of the most dangerous messages not only because of their reach to minors, but also because they offer the perfect bait of free porn. In order to view the porn, the recipient has to download and install a program...
Money Laundering Spam
Subject: Confidential Business Proposal
This is a scam where the basic ploy is that somebody in Nigeria has anywhere between $10,000,000 and $30,000,000 to dispose of and they're asking for your help. To assist them you must first give them your bank details. Once you've done that...
Subject: SEEKING HONEST ASSOCIATE
This is another variation of the Nigerian Money Letter spam. This one is even more convincing...
[TKO] : your (eBay) account could be suspended
Particularly dangerous spam, known as Phishing attempts to trick recipients into disclosing personal sensitive data by requesting them to login to counterfeit websites of large and well known organizations. Favorite targets are eBbay, PayPal and other financial institutions...