A variation on an old scam was received this morning by the company that I work for. At first glance it looks genuine by its simplicity but has anyone ever heard of Adobe Reader Pro? There is the official looking logo and even an address in California but simple checks can confirm the scam. I am told that clicking on the links will result in a bunch of malware being installed into your computer. Below is the text from the message received this morning:
ADOBE PDF READER SOFTWARE UPGRADE NOTIFICATION
This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To upgrade your application:
+ Go to [link removed]
+ Get your options, download and upgrade.
Thanks and best regards,
Adobe Acrobat Reader Support
Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved
|Adobe Support | 168 Edwards Road | Cerritos | California | 90703 | USA|
NOTE READERS: Don't click the links in the original post, they are straight from the scam email.
@anthonycross - Unfortunately you didn't just include the text from the email, but the scamming links too.
You should remove that link from your post if it leads to a bad site!