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Old 12-18-2017, 10:42 PM
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Default Another "Jeffrey Hookway" SPAM EMAIL

Beside the ones that came last month, here is another SPAM EMAIL that came to me today.

Titled: Order Confirmation

Make sure you do not click the link !

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I was felling left out but found one in the spam filter
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Another one today titled: Invoices Overdue
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I recieved another to asking me "settle my account" so "we can put this behind us"
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They are starting up again... Just don't get suckered into the scam!

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Hello ,



We have 2 invoices to be paid and need to set you up in our system for payment.
Thank You

http.//www.xxxxxxx.com/ach-form (Example, but not a working link. The original email has a link to a Persian website)



Best wishes,

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As someone who specializes in IT Security I can tell you the primary ways to identify spam or phishing emails like this:

1. The email domain (example: support@microssoft.com)

Alot of people dont bother looking at the finer details but often scammers will buy a domain similar to the company they pose as like this microssoft example i used, adding that one extra S. or sometimes it will be the correct spelling but be something like microsoft.shadysite.info, meaning the site is actually shadysite.info, which has a subdomain of microsoft.shadysite.info.
And in that original post the address is @sarongbali.com which seems to be an actual restaurant in Indonesia so that email was probably spoofed.

2. Link URLs

Another dead giveaway are the links. usually you can hover your cursor over the link or right click and "copy shortcut" or something then paste it in notepad to see the actual web address to the link that says "click here now"

And just like above the structure and formatting of the address tells alot

https://dell.com = Legit
https://dell.ru = fake
https://support.dell.com = Legit
https://support-dell.com = fake
https://deel.com = fake obviously

You can also check the whois database to find out who owns certain domains if you are in doubt.
https://whois.domaintools.com/

That googleparampresas.agenciamseo.com.br is a brazillian url and its definitely not associated with google since the top level domain is agenciamseo.com.br

3. Last but not least another big giveaway are simply grammar and typos. More often than not there will blatant grammar issue.

Understanding the anatomy of a url can be helpful. And I apologize if this sounds like static haha, this is what I do everyday for a living so while I may not know a great deal about cars, this is what I make up for it with:
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We have been receiving lots of these types of email lately. It almost makes me want to get off the internet.
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Default Jeff Hookway email hacked again

Just got this (DO NOT CLICK ON LINK) Following is message received ---- Attached is the Notice of Electronic Funds Transfer Deposit from the Auditor of State. Please open the attachment for specific details regarding the deposit. Please do not respond to this e-mail.


http://alfacard.com/STATUS/Please-pull-invoice-234570/


Yours,

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If these people used proper language, you might not realize that they are con-artists.
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