An eye opening look at the underpinnings of scam emails.
If you've ever wondered how scammers get email addresses you'll want to read this article.
It's a great overview of how scammers acquire and use email addresses they obtain.
The link in the article that points to the FBI scams, safety, and fraud schemes is well worth a visit, it's in the first paragraph of the article and starts with “419,”.
Note: two of the sites in the article, LeadsAndMail dot com and BuyEmails dot org gave error messages the times I've tried to get to the sites.
Update: The two sites, LeadsAndMail dot com and BuyEmails dot org, are back up. Both sites are rated red with a poor reputation by WOT.
I wouldn't visit either of the sites mentioned until their WOT rating improves.
Where Did That Scammer Get Your Email Address? — Krebs on Security
Thanks to Kim Brebach for pointing out the article.
Off for now,