Watch Out For Fishy Wedding Phishing Emails

Phishing emails will use any tactic possible to try and persuade you to click on a link. The one we kept spotting over the weekend? A fake invitation from a 'wedding agent' to a fake upcoming ceremony.

Several elements of this invitation are suspect. Even if you used an agent, I doubt you'd exclude your own name from the invitation. Marrying on a Tuesday is odd, to say the least, as is writing 'Four O'clock' with a spelled-out number and a capital O. Then there's the ungrammatical phrase 'If the link are not working'.

The clincher, as usual, is hovering over the link and seeing where it actually wants to take you:

Sadly, despite these obvious clues I bet it catches a few people. Good security software helps, but it's not always a match for a gullible guest hunting down wedding details.


    Angus, you have a delightful and easy-to-remember email address.

    Now if only it wasn't meant to be public.. That would be a bit funny.

    Last edited 09/09/13 4:33 pm

    Just got sent this email 5 seconds after i read this! Not that i would have clicked it anyway, just thought it was spooky!

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