A spam run that appears to be from Kohl’s department store went out this week, advising of a special delivery order from Kohl’s, leading people to believe that an order was placed in their name.
The email exhorts people to click on the link that says “Please confirm the order is correct”, and another link that says “Print and bring it in” (yeah, it doesn’t make sense).
The links all actually go to a domain called “smartygifting.com”, which was registered..wait for it… today! (August 31, 2016).
But wait, it gets better.
Here’s what the email looks like:
See that big empty grey box?
It’s actually hiding a huge bunch of nonsense text, which is intended to trip up spam filters. Here’s the reveal:
Special Order #15270856
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After Baylee Curran claimed the singer had threatened her with a gun, Brown was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was released from jail later that night after posting , bail, according to Los Angeles County jail records. Thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes, Browns attorney, Mark Geragos, tweeted. Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false #TeamBreezy. Upon his release, Brown shared a screenshot of Geragos tweet via Instagram. He also shared a video previously posted by Ray J, who was at Browns house at the time of the alleged incident. Yo, this Ray J. Check it out. Im real upset about today. Im not happy with how things are handled and how people can take a false story and blow it up into something way more than what it should be, the R&B singer, , said of Brown, 7. You got just positive people around and you look outside and its like a war zone for no reason for somebody, some stranger said about something that dont got nothing to do with nothing. And to react like that so fast without really knowing the facts and knowing whats up aint cool, and you know, its just not right. It shouldnt be like this. I support the homie Chris and I support the whole movement. Im here, and again, man, this s–t has to change. It cant be like this every time somebody yippin and yappin to get an extra buck. You know it turns around and its a ll back on us. Aint cool.
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