Free meal?

A tasty McDonald's free menu is enough of a bait for lots of starving fellows, including myself after a three-hour meeting, for instance. This is how the most recent gastronomic spam trap looks like: you receive in your inbox an invitation to the nearest McDonalds’s hot spot in order to be offered a tasty five dish meal, and on top of that – wait for it – free of charge.

The subject tag line is appealing and rather convincing: “We invite everyone to the day of free food”, “We will feed you for free” or “Tasty and free food for each visitor”. And this is something that has good chances to capture most readers’ attention.

Spam e-mail with tempting 

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About the author


A blend of teacher and technical journalist with a pinch of e-threat analysis, Loredana Botezatu writes mostly about malware and spam. She believes that most errors happen between the keyboard and the chair. Loredana has been writing about the IT world and e-security for well over five years and has made a personal goal out of educating computer users about the ins and outs of the cybercrime ecosystem.