6 vacation ideas from your spam folder
Spammers, take me away!
BitDefender, provider of internet security solutions, has identified seasonally-themed spam circulating around your inbox. But just because these vacation ideas are spam doesn’t mean they aren't worth checking out. Legitimately, that is.
Before falling victim to these tempting deals, BitDefender recommends you keep these simple rules in mind:
If it is in your spam box, it is probably there for a reason.
Check out any online shop you don’t recognize before buying something. Better yet, stick to sites you know and trust.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
And don’t only be on the look-out for this type of spam in your inbox. Catalin Cosoi, Head of BitDefender’s Online Threats Lab, warns “similar scams can be found also on social networks, where people spend a lot of time and there is a higher chance of getting tricked.” If you haven’t made your summer plans yet, here are some suggestions from spammers who have done the research for you.
Warning: These are real spam subject lines spotted in the wild.
Discover the Unimaginable Bliss at Country Inn Resort Bhimtal
Bhimtal, located in northern India, has the largest lake in India’s lake district and is surrounded by lush, tree covered hills. A great destination for nature lovers, Bhimtal also boasts Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, a temple built in the 17th century.
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69 euro x settimana in Turchia, Spagna, Sardegna, Sicilia!
Sicily and Sardinia are the largest and second largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, respectively, and both Turkey and Spain can claim hundreds of miles of Mediterranean coastlines. Known for its beautiful azure waters and cultural diversity, the Mediterranean is the world’s most popular tourist destination.
Plan a vacation in sunny Virginia Beach
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Located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, Virginia has miles of beautiful beaches, hotels to fit every budget, and an annual summer surfing competition.
Individualnie Touri Transferi France
Beaches, outdoor markets, fresh produce and Paris. France has all this in the summer, plus the Tour de France, the world’s most famous bike race, circumnavigates the French countryside for three weeks each July.
email@example.com RMB 3,999 Gets a 5 Day Direct Flight Holiday to Clark, Philippines!
A historically and culturally rich country, the Philippines is a series of 7,107 islands located in the Western Pacific Ocean. The islands are covered in lush, mountainous rainforests, and many coastal areas have white, sandy beaches.
Take a Cruise on Us Today, welcome aboard for Cruise Idol
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From the Caribbean to Dubai, Hong Kong to Buenos Aires, you can take a cruise almost anywhere there is water, and many of these floating hotels have more amenities than you can imagine. Gourmet restaurants, spas, theaters and night clubs abound on many modern ships. Some even have rock climbing walls and ice skating rinks. Why even leave the ship?