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Spam URL containing my name

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#1 Dave Tobias

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 04:34 PM

I see these almost on a weekly basis yet can't really tell what type of scam this is supposed to be. Email arrives usually with the display name impersonating a known associate but the from header is obviously from a compromised account. The body of the email almost always is a single line with a URL pointing to a domain with an odd TLD and the URL in question has my name in it (see below for a recent example)



From: <Friend's Name> (fake@aol.com)

To: <My Name> (real@address.com)


Body of email


just something nice for you to check


I have never seen any of these links actually successfully resolve to a website so I'm trying to figure out what type of scam this is?


Any ideas?



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