Look and feel great! Try this pill (Or how to make your wallet lighter?)

Filed Under: SophosLabs, Spam

Another Twitter direct message (DM) scam was happening today, but apparently this time the hook was to prey on users' vanity. Several messages were seen with the following text:

"I lost 25lbs using this "
"whoa this works. i feel good and look good "
"lol it's amazing. look and feel great with "

When a user clicked on the link, it redirected you to this site:

Cleanse your colon for free

All you had to do to get your "free" bottle was fill out your name, address, phone number and email. However, once you submitted that, you then get to the screen to input your billing information and input your credit card details. Why do you need to input credit card details for something that's free? With all that information, the cybercrooks have more than enough info to commit identity theft and fraud on your card. They have your name, address, card info and you've even confirmed that the address you gave is the billing address too.

At the risk of sounding preachy, these pills never work. They only thing that gets "slimmer" is your wallet.

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Beth Jones Senior Threat Researcher, SophosLabs US Beth manages the day-to-day research and analysis activities of incoming suspicious malware threats that arrive in SophosLabs via customers, partners and prospects. Beth has worked in Sophos's Boston lab for more than five years and brings nearly a decade of network security experience to Sophos.