Published on March 15th, 2012 | by Tom Wake0
Scam: Your video on the TOP of YouTube
It’s an email from a sender called:
The subject line is:
YouTube Service sent you a message: Your video on the TOP of YouTube
I can see why it’s caused a bit of a panic. The body of the email all looks kosher. It has the YouTube logo, your email address and a link which looks like it goes through to a YouTube page…
Alas it doesn’t go through to a YouTube page – it’s a masked link which and takes you somewhere completely different. I’ve seen many different versions of this email – some take you through to a dodgy pharmaceutical website others to a seemingly dead link almost certainly designed to swipe personal details off you.
This is a particularly nasty one because it bypasses the spam filters very effectively. These toerags are getting better and better and looking like the ‘real thing’.