This offline chat message (via MyLiveChat) that came in from “Deal-Storm.com” looks like a possible malware attempt. Did you get it too? What do you think?
I don’t sell any products, so their email is clearly a form letter. I would not open the links because they do not pass the link smell test:
- Where did the link come from? I do not know know this company or person. A google search of the site (site:deal-Storm.com) shows the site is empty or hidden
- Why should I click the link? The message does not apply to me, I don’t sell products.
- Does the link look right? The link looks simple and real, and not a spoof . If the message applied to me (I don’t sell products) and the google search showed a real company at the other end I might have fallen for it.
NEVER EVER download a document before giving it the small test. Google the company first as well as review their website (without clicking on the links they sent).
Note: The links below are intentionally broken, I replaced the slashes “/” and at signs “@” with pipes “|”
|Client:||Win7| Firefox17| en-US|
|Message:||Hello, Dear Sir / Madame.|
We are interested in buying several products from you in different quantities.
I have prepared a list of products we are interested in.
Please download it and have a look at it. Is everything currently in stock?https:||deal-storm.com|files|doc|wholesale.docLooking forward to your reply.
firstname.lastname@example.org reported a spammer 16 times on Jan 16, 2018 on the cleantalk.org/blacklists
Also the Name (Nicole), IP address (188.8.131.52), and email address (email@example.com) are on the stopforumspam.com Singapore list for January 20th 2018.