The Anonymous Widower

Adobe Software Upgrade Scam

  I have had several of these e-mails, mostly to e-mail addresses that are only used to register domain names for clients.

ADOBE PDF READER SOFTWARE UPGRADE NOTIFICATION 

This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.

To upgrade your application: 

+ Go to [link removed]
+ Get your options, download and upgrade. 

Thanks and best regards, 
John William

Adobe Acrobat Reader Support 
Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved
1022 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 91523 | USA

Unless Adobe tell me that it is genuine in a secure and verifiable manner, I’ll assume it’s a scam or some form of trojan or virus delivery.

I did find this note in an Adobe forum, confirming my suspicions.

I also found this in the registration details for the domain.

Domain name:             ADOBE-ACROBAT-SOFTWARE.COM
Name Server:             ns3.nic.ru
Name Server:             ns4.nic.ru
Name Server:             ns8.nic.ru
Creation Date:           2010.10.16
Expiration Date:         2011.10.16

Status:                  DELEGATED

Registrant ID:           ZA5XXWT-RU
Registrant Name:         John Terry
Registrant Organization: John Terry
Registrant Street1:      1729 Park Way
Registrant City:         London
Registrant Postal Code:  H38LA92
Registrant Country:      GB

So it’s some form of Russian scam? Certainly, the UK address is not genuine and John Terry is just an infamous footballer, who most people have heard of the name.

October 17, 2010 - Posted by | Computing | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. The problem with these is that many people would believe them. I have a lot of stuff in my spam folder which I havent opened but it is talking about Abode Software Updates, but it on the account I have registered with Abode – I use photoshop and have the full version, although post accident I do far less than I used to.

    Liz

    Comment by Liz P | October 17, 2010 | Reply


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