Saturday, April 16

Another “Do not click”

This one is from Earth Release. Here is the message:

Google Earth User,

We wanted to wish you the best in 2011.

We're also taking this opportunity to introduce our newest 2011 enhancement for Google Earth.

Download the 2011 Version Here

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on the planet to see satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, the ocean and even galaxies in outer space.

Explore amazing geographical formations, save your toured places, and share with others.

Download the Latest 2011 Version Here

Thanks,
Earth Enhancer
Customer Support

Don’t go there! Notice the message is from Earth Release, but is signed by Earth Enhancer. Doesn’t that ring an alarm bell? This piece of scamming comes from Switzerland. When is this kind of junk going to stop? I guess there are enough gullible clickers to make it worthwhile for these creeps to enlist your computer in a Botnet that sends thousands of messages to everyone in your address book. It’s time to catch these folks red-handed and stuff them into a dark cell with only cockroaches for food and water. (Squeeze the roach for “water.”)

4 comments:

Agneta and David said...

must say I have not the slightest clue as to what you are talking about.... Version one version too or other? but I just wanted to say hello. Hello from us, Neta

Tom Hurley said...

The message is aimed at Google Earth users, and promises a new update. But it doesn't have anything to do with Google Earth. They just want you to click the link(s) and they will send some malware to your computer that will probably use the computer to send spam messages to a bunch of people. Unless you know for sure who is sending you a message, don't ever click on any links or you'll be sorry.

Susan said...

I got both spam messages and avoided clicking on them as they seemed suspect. Glad you are getting the word out there for others.

Agneta and David said...

Thank you! No clicking, no clicking! Actually I have been instructed by "you know whom" David, so NO clicking!! N