A rash of seemingly pointless spam (no links, no payload, no effort to get private information) is making the rounds, each one inquiring about the cost to get some form of music download, and each coming from a fake Gmail address, such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Subjects are all very similar. “How much does it cost to get music on my phone?” asks one. “How much does a music video cost on itunes?” asks another. “How much does downloading music cost?” queries a third.
The entire spam message is never more than a few lines long, and each is also a variation on the same theme, such as:
How much does it cost to get music on my phone?
What are the pros and cons I should be looking out for?
Please point me in the right direction. I really appreciate your help. Thankyou,
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How much does downloading music cost?
Would you consider giving me a hand or at least some advice based on your experience? Any help appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Thank you, Susan
So what is this spam all about? Nobody seems to know. It’s about as pointless as spam can be. So far.
One other interesting thing is that, in a clear attempt to bolster the Gmail charade, each one actually comes through a domain called “gmail-mx2.com”. The only problem is that gmail-mx2.com was only registered last month, and seems to be somewhere in Chicago – it’s clearly not a Gmail property.
In any event, if you get this spam, don’t reply; just delete it.
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