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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Professional Courtesy?

Scammers pumping out emails that try to trick recipients into parting with large sums of cash are getting a helping hand from the Democratic National Committee.

According to a researcher with anti-spam company Cloudmark, 419 fraudsters have been relaying a "significant" amount of messages through the democrats.org domain name. The abuse, which dates back at least to the beginning of this month, helps evade filters that internet service providers employ to block the messages.
What's especially insidious about this diabolical undertaking is the intentions of the licit and illicit messages are precisely the same.

(Thanks to Instapundit.)

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