Don’t Click On This Link

A “new generation” spam came to my inbox. I don’t know whether some spammers hire consultants or any kind or PR agencies but they are now smarter than they were. Spammers now use various techniques and change the spam topics very often.

Take a look at the last spam messages I received:

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $109.30. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access the form for your tax refund, please click here

Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

The “click here” phrase is a link in the spam message. You may not follow it because it leads to¬† URL “cgvbuilders.ca/…www.irs.gov./index.html”.

About the Author

Dimitar A.
Dimitar is founder of the global Cloud & Infrastructure Hosting provider HostColor.com & European Cloud IaaS company RAX. He has two Decades-long experience in the web hosting industry and in building and managing Cloud computing infrastructure and IT ecosystems. Dimitar is also political scientist who has published books "The New American State" and "The New Polity". "The New American State" is one of the best current political books. It is focused on the change of the American political process. It offers a perspective on how the fourth industrial revolution, also called the Digital Revolution and Industry 4.0, marks the beginning of an era of deterritorialization.