Facebook Spammers Hitting The Press'


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the Social Media that over five hundred million users are now hooked into, seems like a gold mine for advertisers.  Well guess what?  It sure is!  Ever since facebook opened its api's to allow new apps to be created, like games, has now exploded into a multi-billion dollar avenue for not only advertisers, but also spammers.  Its finally started.  The onslaught of emails directly to your inbox, bypassing most, if not all anti-spam filters you may have in place.  In the last several weeks, we here at Spacequad Internet Services have received more than fifty thousand facebook spam messages directed at our users and bypassing most of our filters.  Each one of these messages comes in the form of a beneficiary/next of kin solicitation type of message.  Of these spam mails, everyone of them is personalized with the facebook user's profile name.  It then gets sent directly from facebook's servers to your email inbox that you have attached to your facebook account.  See example below.  

 

All personal information below was scrubbed to protect this user's identity.

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Amadi sent you a message.
 
Amadi Ugo
Amadi UgoFebruary 14, 2011 at 8:20pm
Subject: Dear Your Facebook Name Here
Dear Your Facebook Name Here
I am Barrister Amadi Ugo,a solictor at law and personal attorney to your late uncle,Engr.Late P.B,Brusletten, a national of your country,who died in a plane crash On the 26th December 2003 with his wife and one daughter and one son.I have contacted you as the beneficiary/next of kin to his estate fund value $8.5m,however he deposited the fund before he died.Your immediate/urgent response is needed now and dont hesitate to call me now.
Please contact me now at (amadi_ugo002@yahoo.fr)
+2289729842 for more information and directive.You are also advice to provide the underlisted informations below.
Your Age........./Occupation...............
Your phone and fax numbers..................
Your private email address..................
Best Regards,
Amadi Ugo
Phone: +2289729842
 

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