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    With Christmas just right around the corner, spammers are already flooding users’ inboxes with unwanted email. No surprises there. Spammers are known to exploit the holidays to further their malicious causes.

    Just recently, Trend Micro threat analysts found another spammed message that claimed to be a “replication specialist” and enticed users to buy replica products like watches, handbags, and jewelry at discounted prices.

    The email can bear any of the following subjects:

    • Better early than late
    • New models are here
    • Quantities are low
    • Reminder
    • Some supplies are low
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    Morever, the email also encourages users to place their orders before November 1 because of limited supplies. Clicking the URL in the email message leads users to a fraudulent site that sells expensive imitation products. The email messages used various URLs though these pointed to the same landing page. As early as September, Trend Micro has already alerted users of holiday-themed spam.

    As usual, users are advised not to avail of any product from spammers. Trend Micro protects users from this attack through the Smart Protection Network. Non-Trend Micro products users can use free tools like eMail ID to stay secure.

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