Black Friday and Thanksgiving Spam: Rolex Replicas, TV Sets and e-Cards

Symantec experts analyze some of the season's scams

By on November 16th, 2012 19:21 GMT

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday approaching fast, spammers have started sending out all sorts of shady emails hoping they can lure unsuspecting shoppers to their websites.

Symantec experts have found numerous scam emails, including ones that advertise e-cards, toys, tablets, TV sets, iPhones and counterfeit luxury items.

Apparently, the crooks are trying to trick users into visiting their websites by offering fabulous deals on all the products they advertise. For instance, an iPhone costs only $50 (40 EUR), its initial price being close to $900 (700 EUR).

The email subject lines you should look out for this time of year read something like this:

“Bake Mini Pumpkin and Blueberry Pies For Thanksgiving!

Black Friday Pricing on ALL INSTOCK inventory.

Get your Pinhooks! Thanksgiving is coming.

Dont wait till 23rd November, Black Friday; Huge Discounts are already ON!

BLACK FRIDAY PRE-SALE!!! iPads, Digital Cameras, iPhones & PlayStations All For Less Than $20!!!”

Black Friday spam messages (3 Images)

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