Lest you think my musical affinity lies solely with the C&C Music Factory and the soundtrack of "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" that I've mentioned in earlier Spam Repors, I also listened to my fair share of classic rock growing up.
Whenever my older sisters would get in trouble, not as often by the way as they should have, but when they would, I knew I could irritate them further (that's what little brothers do, right?) by humming the tunes from Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising."
The melody was enough to annoy them, but the words came to mind when I read the below email sent to me over the weekend by Bob in Oregon.
"I see a bad moon arisin'... I see trouble on the way.
"I see earthquakes and lightnin'... I see bad times today.
"Don't go around tonight. Well it's bound to take your life. There's a bad moon on the rise."
Bob's spam/scam submission is threatening in nature, telling him "You didn't take this seriously and now you must face the consequences." It states that bad things about him have been posted online and he can stop it if he clicks on one of three different link points. We've disabled those links, but it's clearly a phishing expedition or even worse, one that will lead to malware being downloaded on his computer.
Thanks for sharing, Bob, and for warning your neighbors not to fall for this.
However, it's ok if you want to gently prod your siblings by humming the notes associated with the great CCR song when they deserve it.
If you have an email you want to warn your neighbors about, please send it to me: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
And then, just hit delete.
From: "Verify Reports Alert" <email@example.com>
Date: August 20, 2014 at 4:50:48 PM CDT
To: "Subscriber" <Bob's email>
Subject:You didn't take this seriously and now you must face the consequences
Dear (Bob's email)
Bad Things From Your Past Have Been Posted Online. Brace yourself for the worst
At 12:30pm (eastern time) damaging information was posted publicly that could hurt you.
Don't let people see this by confirming your person record ID# here
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