Didn’t shop enough on Black Friday? Still looking for Christmas Gifts? Need to send holiday greetings? Spammers will send them all at your convenience! We started seeing Christmas-related spam just after the Thanksgiving holiday—spammers are just as busy as the rest of us are this holiday season.
We have recently observed many different types of Christmas-related spam, such as medical/replica/gift shopping offers, loan offers, lotto scams, fraud and viruses, etc. Many of them have Christmas themed key words in the header to lure users to open emails. We saw some last year and have already observed the familiar “festive” headers.
The following are some sample headers:
From: "Shop Smart this Christmas" <Details Removed>
From: "X-mas Loan Offer" <Details Removed>
From: "Christmas Gift Ideas" <Details Removed>
From: "Christmas" <Details Removed> ...