Beware of spam this Valentine's Day

Filed Under: Spam

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow and the spammers are out in force to make the most of unwitting shoppers on the international day of love.

Looking to buy a present for someone this Valentine's Day? Ooh look what popped into my inbox, an email inviting me to buy my Valentine an *ahem* "romantic" gift.

valentine's spam email

Valentine's Day, the 14th February, is the day we celebrate our feelings of affection for our boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives. It is traditional to do this with a special romantic gift. Looking for a Valentine's Day Gift for him or the perfect token of love for her? Look no further than here!

The email advertises a range of adult sex toys, including a fleshlight (which I've blacked out to spare your eyes). Google it at your peril.

Perhaps you fancy a quick makeover before the big day of love - there's an offer for that too.

valentine's spam email

How would you like to look and feel your best this Valentines Day? Now you can by taking years off your face with a one of a kind Winter beauty makeover. Enter to win your makeover

Of course you shouldn't click on any of these links unless you want to line the pockets of the bad guys.

But it's not just spam, in previous years we've reported on Valentine Facebook scams, SMS scams and malicious ecards targeting the romantics among us.

Remember to always be suspicious of unsolicited emails carrying links and attachments.

And don't get swept away in the moment and click on something you shouldn't, or you might be left with something nasty long after the love has gone.

Heart image courtesy of Shutterstock

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One Response to Beware of spam this Valentine's Day

  1. Lisa Vaas · 950 days ago

    I want to see the flashlight!

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Anna Brading is Naked Security's editor. She has worked in tech for more than ten years and as a writer with Sophos for over five. She's interested in social media, privacy and keeping people safe online.