Every year, Valentine’s Day is marked by lovers exchanging flowers as well as giving confectioneries and sending greeting cards to each other. As early as now, spammed messages exploiting the occasion have been spotted online.
Clicking the Order Now button in this spam redirects users to a site that says that the offer is no longer available.
To bypass spam filters, the spammer inserted seemingly non-relevant or salad words into the message. This can, however, only be seen if you highlight the entire message (enclosed in a red box below for easy viewing).
The message appears to be intended to gather email addresses. Users may become suspicious of the expired offer page, which may cause them to try to unsubscribe. This is the reason why a link for this very purpose is in the message, which leads to the following page:
Users should never “unsubscribe” from anything they didn’t subscribe for in the first place. Entering your email address into this page is like handing it over to spammers. It’s possible that this may be used to harvest email addresses for later Valentine’s Day-related attacks.
Trend Micro product users are protected from these threats, however, as we already detect and block the said spammed messages.