YouTube Phishing Scam - I Really Hate Phishing Scams
YouTube Phishing Scam
I'm usually pretty good at detecting phishing scams sent to my email account, but this one got me to click the link. Here's what the email looks like.
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YouTube Service has sent you a message:
Your video on the TOP of YouTube
To:MY EMAIL ADDRESS@yahoo.com
You can reply to this message by visiting your inbox.
|© 2011 YouTube, LLC
901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
I disabled the links, so they won't lead you the actual website. The email looks as if it comes from YouTube, but closer examination of the links reveals that the email is a fraud because the links point to website with a ".ru" domain, which is an indicator for a Russian domain.
Today is the day that I did not examine the links in the email. No damage was done because my Firefox browser blocked the website and displayed a big red warning page. This just reinforces the need for active Internet and Email security software when doing anything on a computer.
The Firefox browser protected me this time. I also have Avast Internet Security on my computer.
If you get an email that looks like this, delete it! Don't click any links.
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