Seen in the wild: Affinity spam

Couple of examples of what I call “affinity spam” (fraudulently representing yourself as a company known to you in order to lure you into clicking on a link) seen today .

These purport to be from Earthlink and advertise RX or mortgage rates.

http www sunbelt software com ihs alex earthlink10123123123 thumb jpg

http www sunbelt software com ihs alex mortgage01231231 thumb jpg

(The purported Earthlink-supported mortgage site)

http www sunbelt software com ihs alex earthlink20123123123 thumb jpg

http www sunbelt software com ihs alex rx00000123111 thumb jpg

(The purported Earthlink-supported RX site.)