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Spam: fake Facebook emails

July 20th 2011 in Uncategorized


As is so often the case, by hovering your computer mouse cursor over the hyperlink, you can see that the URL you would visit by clicking has got nothing to do with Facebook.

The domain being used, tianxi-zj.com, was registered in 2005 and the registration has not been updated since mid 2010.  The registrant is, apparently, ZHENJIANG TIANXI FIVE METALS BUILDING MATERIALS CO., LTD.

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