I decided to pass this along here. It’s about Groupon. If you are a Groupon member, heads up.
In case you don’t know what Groupon is, it’s an online discount coupon company. You can get some pretty great deals and they do a lot of the work for you. Until now anyways.
It seems there is a new phishing scene involving an e-mail that claims to be from Groupon. It’s not, it’s malware. Malware hides programs on your computer to steal information about you and your computer usage.
The e-mail you get from the fake Groupon is easy to spot because of the misspelled “word “discount”, spelled “dicount”. If you find this in your inbox, delete the message and don’t open it. Simple, quick and clean.
Which brings up the question, why do these phishers make it so easy to spot their nonsense? The grammar in their messages are usually horrible, or it’s filled with misspellings. Are these messages created by misguided third graders? Seems to me that anyone smart enough to create a sophisticated piece of computer programming, which most of these malware programs are, should be smart enough to spell common words.
I guess if that were the case, the computer age we are all living in would have never occurred. Our machines would have been brought to their digital knees 10 years ago, and we would be on to other distractions instead. Like updating our Living Room Wall with actual letters and photos send to us via the mailman . . . . . .