The traditional Chinese Father’s Day is set on August 8—coming from “8/8”, which is pronounced “Pa-Pa” in Chinese. Spammers are offering us a wide array of gift selections, including high tech products, luxury wallets and watches for our hard working dads.
Spammers have a detailed catalog of items and are giving potential buyers a one-year warranty on replica products. They are also offering a special promotion, giving a first time buyer discount on a mass-mailing service.
In the sample below, the spammer claims they are a legitimate shopping site for luxury items:
From: "xxxxxxxx代購網" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: "xxxxxxxxshopping network" <email@example.com>
Subject: Pick up a nice gift for your hard working dad.