From: YouTube Service
Subject: Martin sent you a message:
Martin has sent you a message:
Can i place your photo on our home page ?
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These emails, which purport to be from YouTube and include YouTube graphics and formatting, supposedly request permission to use the recipient's videos or images on a home page. Various links in the message are included so that the recipient can supposedly find out more about the permission request.
However, the message is certainly not from YouTube and the request to use an image or video is entirely bogus. In fact, all the links in the message open a suspect "drug store" website that tries to peddle a range of pharmaceutical products. Buying medicines from one of these spam outfits is a very bad idea. Even if you do actually receive a product that you order on one of these sites, you have no way of knowing if it is the real thing or some potentially dangerous substitute. And, such sites often use unsecure pages to process credit card transactions, which could certainly put your credit card details at risk. Moreover, any outfit unscrupulous enough to use such deliberately deceptive spam tactics is not someone you would want to trust with your credit card or other personal details.
Such sites have also been known to harbour malware that users may inadvertently download and install on their computer.
Spammers have employed similar tactics to target users of Facebook and Twitter. If you receive one of these spam messages, just delete it. Do not click on any links in the email.