WARNING: YouTube e-mail

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  1. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    I received an e-mail today that looks like this:
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    Note the sender's e-mail address and logo. No spelling mistakes, nothing. Other than the fact that it's odd that YouTube is supposedly sending you "best deals, prices and offers" nothing looks off about this e-mail. For the record, I've erased my e-mail adddress from the "To" field on the e-mail client and from the e-mail itself.
    Interestingly enough, I don't have a YouTube account registered to that e-mail address. I can also tell you that all of the links in the e-mail are illegitimate and will lead you to a virus-ridden website.

    By far this is the most well-designed hoax e-mail that I have ever received.
    Ps: I've reported the e-mail to YouTube as well.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  2. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    thanks for the heads up.....
     
  3. kris23

    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    ooo was youtube hacked?
     
  4. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Nah, I checked the headers and the sender was unverified. Looks like they just ghosted the address. We do something similar legitimately at my workplace.
     
  5. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    Cool bro thanks for the heads up :)
     
  6. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    Thanks for the heads up, that was pretty tricky.
     
  7. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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  8. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Have you read the comments? ;)
     
  9. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    Hehe yup i shirley did!
     
  10. Simmie

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    thanks for the heads up
     

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