1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 18, 2011 11:52 PM by AbhigyanModi

    Adobe Reader update scam

    Dominic Flandry

      This morning I was happy to see email from Adobe announcing updates to Adobe Reader. Then I noticed that the email and associated URLs weren't adobe.com, and that they came to a gmail account that I had not registered with Adobe, and that there were 6 emails containing 6 different website URLs. So I opened Adobe Reader X (not "Acrobat Reader") and checked for updates. No updates were available. The websites listed in the emails were all offline. Here's what I received.

       

      from Adobe Systems Incoporated newsletter@adobesystems.info via b.e.rhapsody.com

      reply-to Adobe Systems Incoporated <support-bwhew3ybgv4ht3au7grjhqc5702abc@e.rhapsody.com>

      to [me]

      date Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 2:49 AM

      subject Adobe Acrobat Reader Software Upgrade Notification

      mailed-by b.e.rhapsody.com

       

      INTRODUCING UPGRADED ADOBE ACROBAT READER

       

      Adobe is pleased to announce new version upgrades for Adobe Acrobat Reader

       

      [hyperlink removed]

       

      Advanced features include:

       

      - Collaborate across borders

      - Create rich, polished PDF files from any application that prints

      - Ensure visual fidelity

      - Encrypt and share PDF files more securely

      - Use the standard for document archival and exchange

       

      To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to:

       

      [hyperlink removed]

       

      Start downloading the update right now and let us know what you think about it.

       

      We're working on making Adobe Acrobat Reader better all the time !

       

      Copyright 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

       

      Adobe Systems Incorporated

      343 Preston Street

      Ottawa, ON K1S 1N4

      Canada  

       

      I received essentially the same announcement from 6 different email addresses, referring to 5 different websites:

      date Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 3:19 AM
      reply-to Adobe Systems Incoporated <support-bwhe7hsbgv4ht3au7grjjqc5702azu@e.rhapsody.com>
      To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to:
      [hyperlink removed]

      date Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 3:20 AM
      reply-to Adobe Systems Incoporated <support-bwhe7k7bgv4ht3au7grjsqc5702aq2@e.rhapsody.com>
      To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to:
      [hyperlink removed]

      date Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 3:38 AM
      reply-to Adobe Systems Incoporated <support-bwhe6rqbgv4ht3au7grj4qc5702amg@e.rhapsody.com>
      To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to:
      [hyperlink removed]

      date Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 4:27 AM
      reply-to Adobe Systems Incoporated <support-bwhe3dubgv4ht3au7grj6qc5702ada@e.rhapsody.com>
      To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to:
      [hyperlink removed]

      date Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 4:51 AM
      reply-to Adobe Systems Incoporated <support-bwhe2h6bgv4ht3au7grj7qc5702axy@e.rhapsody.com>
      To upgrade and enhance your work productivity today, go to:
      [hyperlink removed]

       

      So you guys have been busy registering new domain names and moving to Canada. Thanks for all the emails. And of course I know this is a scam, just wanted to let you guys know too.

       

      Message was edited by: ʇɐb ɹəuəllıʍ