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Spam Campaign Targets FIFA World Cup

The message carries a .PDF file attachment, which claims to contain details about a "lottery prize."

 By Kara Reeder | Posted May 10, 2010
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Beware of another spam campaign using the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2010 tournament as bait, warns Trend Micro.

V3.co.uk reports that the message carries a .PDF file attachment, which claims to contain details about a "lottery prize." The recipient is asked to provide personal information before the prize can be claimed. Jovi Umawing of Trend Micro's technical communications department says:

What was interesting [was that] the purported sender of the email -- one Mrs Michelle Matins, Executive Vice President -- was also the signatory for the 419 scam, aka the Nigeria scam.

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