Happy Mother’s Day – have some spam


Spammers are just like you and me – they love Mom.  So when Mother’s day rolls around they spare no effort in letting Mom know that she’s the best.  They will help you buy flowers – just look for emails that start with a random name prefix followed by some flower offer such as these:

  • alan$20 off mother’s day flowers – today only!
  • albert$20 off mother’s day flowers – today only!
  • alex$20 off mother’s day flowers – today only!
  • [prefix] mother’s day exclusive – roses starting at only $19.99
  • [prefix] mother’s day exclusive! flowers from $19.99
  • [prefix] mother’s day exclusive! roses from $19.99
  • [prefix] mother’s day flowers starting at $19.99
  • mother’s day flowers from $19.99

Astonishingly, clicking on the links leads to website offering a free TV.  Wow – much more impressive than flowers!  Now all you have to do is fill in endless online forms for endless unrelated offers as well as handing over your credit card details to the Internet underworld.  Not sure you’ll actually get a TV, …or flowers.

Our recommendation:  take Mom out for breakfast.

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