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Spammers flood Inboxes with creative Pokémon Go offers

Everyone, and I mean everyone, is taking advantage of the Pokémon Go frenzy to lure people in their shops, on their websites and even at shady physical locations to mug unsuspecting players. And spammers make no exception as they bombard Inboxes with commercial messages that advertise all sorts of products and services, from in-game PokéCoins to battery chargers, company shares, and new mobile games.

Here’s a collection of the most interesting Pokémon-related spam Bitdefender has witnessed and blocked in the past weeks.

pokemon5Spam offering Pokémon merchadise

pokemongospam4Spam cleverly suggesting you should buy another battery pack 

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Messages promising PokéCoins, currency to buy in-app Pokemon items

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Spam promises shares from an upcoming successful game

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New games, “better” than Pokémon Go

We advise users to take caution when opening unsolicited email messages, as tempting as they may be. They may install spyware or other dangerous malware or ask for unnecessary personal data. Stay skeptical, everyone!

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Alexandra GHEORGHE

Alexandra started writing about IT at the dawn of the decade - when an iPad was an eye-injury patch, we were minus Google+ and we all had Jobs. She has since wielded her background in PR and marketing communications to translate binary code to colorful stories that have been known to wear out readers' mouse scrolls. Alexandra is also a social media enthusiast who 'likes' only what she likes and LOLs only when she laughs out loud.

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