Friday, September 30, 2011

I won $10,000 worth of shopping voucher??

I received an email informing me that i have won $10,000 worth of shopping voucher coming from HardwareZone's newsletter.

The email format really give me the impression that i am the lucky winner, with two other "winners" listed in the email.

But after reading through the emails, it start to show tell-tale sign that it is just an advertisment and i did not really won a prize. They skillfully claims that "you may be a possible winner" as not to be accused as fraud later.

After clicking the link "" to "verify" your details, it was obvious that the email is actually a legal "spam".

By "verifying" your details, you are actually joining the lucky draw instead. It also allow them to collect your information so to legally "spam" you further via Handphone, email, and mailing address.

w01f advise: If anyone still interested to join this lucky draw (or any similar online contest) and to be "spam" further, make sure you read and understand their "Terms and Conditions" and "Privacy Policy" before releasing your personal information to them.

1 comment:

masterymistery said...

Hi W01f, talk about synchronicity.

I just finished a post about werewolves, decided to browse a few blogs, the first one that came up was Wolf's Lair!

Twilight zone... (sarcastic)

Anyway, I like your blog: interesting content. Regarding this post, the advice would be: "If it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true."

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