wcbstv.com – MySpace Overcome By Severe Phishing 'Epidemic'

WCBS-TV:

The spam scam involves users unknowingly sending their MySpace friends e-mails and posting comments on their profiles that plug a ploy for the supposedly free gift card that they’ll never actually see, touch, or spend.

In fact, to lead the younger members on, the ads are written in “kids-speak.” One such posting starts off by telling the victim, “Hey dude, check it out! You ain’t gunna believe this!”

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“It is an epidemic on MySpace,” PC Magazine Executive Editor Jeremy
Kaplan tells wcbstv.com. “It is a big problem particularly because of
the pervasiveness of MySpace. If you’re in junior high, high school,
college — half the world seems to have MySpace pages — so the younger
you are, the more frequently you use it and the more likely you are to
encounter this thing. It is a huge problem.”