I just got this email, telling me that Shoeboxed just finished processing my documents. I used to work with them in the past, but I didn’t remember sending any docs lately and was intrigued.

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So I went ahead to see what’s going on and this is what I saw:

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shoeboxed_screenshot_3Click…

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Bastards! It’s a bait, hidden in a legitimate email, designed to bypass spam filters and get the user to read the message. Maliciously brilliant.

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Maliciously brilliant fella

So what is it all about? The link is not even clickable (#fail), but because I’m obsessed with these kind of stuff, I went ahead and copied the link letter by letter. It took me to a scammy GET-RICH-FAST landing page, that is serving as an affiliate to a binary option website called “MillionairesBlueprint”.

Nothing too exciting.

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Traffic Breakdown for MillionairesBlueprint in the last 6 months, showing 51.51% of their desktop traffic is from Affiliates Source: SimilarWeb Pro

And I thought I have seen them all… Can’t wait to see what other maliciously brilliant hacks they’ll come up next!