Symantec has observed a new spam tactic being used in which fake surveys are seeking users' opinions or views on features provided by their social networking site. The sample shown below is one such spam email targeting Facebook:
Various “Subject” lines of this spam are as follows:
Subject: Take our online survey and receive a new gaming unit!
Subject: Take our social networking survey and get a gift card!
Subject: Give your opinion on social networks and choose your prize!
Subject: Receive a hot new MP#3 player for your opinions!
Upon clicking the link provided in the message, the user is redirected to a fake survey page where the user has to answer questions related to features provided by social networking site. Upon completion of survey, the users are promised exciting gifts.
Spammers are trying to demonstrate the legitimacy of...