It is no surprise that online shenanigans abound when big holidays and major events are just around the corner. What remains to be seen are the forms of these shenanigans we ought to expect to see online and in our inboxes. This Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, cyber criminals did not disappoint.
We found this particular email spam in user inboxes these last few days:
From: Designer Watches by LR (could be random, too)
Subject: Start Black Friday today
BLACK FRIDAY EVERY DAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 23RD!
The best quality watch replicas on PLANET EARTH!
The lowest priced high-end watches on the PLANET!
BLACK FRIDAY HAS STARTED!
Black Friday every day until November 23!
All items reduced by 25-50% as of TODAY.
Over 25,000 exact watch-copies have been reduced until Friday November 23rd.
There plenty of time to get the watch of your dreams but we recommend doing it as soon as possible.
This will ensure INSTOCK availability and fast delivery.
NOTE: BLACK FRIDAY PRICES ARE AVAILABLE ON INSTOCK ITEMS ONLY!
Currently every watch model is INSTOCK and ready to ship within 1 hour.
THESE ARE NOT CHEAP CHINA STOCK KNOCK-OFFS:
These are hand crafted high-end watch-copies.
These are made using identical parts and materials.
These are tested inside and out to be identical.
There is no difference between our watch-copies and the originals!
Clicking either the image or the URLs on the email body leads users to the LRblackfridaytoday domain, which looks like this:
The domain is resolves to an IP in the Czech Republic that does not only have a bad reputation but also uses a network that Google warned us about.
Our friends at Symantec have also mentioned several variants of this spam mail (and published other Black Friday-related threats) that you might want to check out, too.
Fake Rolex replica spammers, like fake pharma scammers, promise little luxuries but often never deliver. Giving out your credit card information to spammed sites is a sure way of putting yourself in potential debt with no “luxury replica item” in return.
Please be wary of sites. There are legitimate domains out there but we, as users, are still responsible in choosing what domains we should trust. Do some research, ask around, and more importantly, remain vigilant in keeping yourself safe online.
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