Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A relatively enough innocent looking email:
New Version Release : Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011, Upgrade Available Now !
From: Adobe 
To: [my email address]


This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011 with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To check and download the latest version , go to :

Start downloading the update right now and let us know what you think about it.

We're working on making Adobe Acrobat Reader better all the time !

Thanks and best regards,

Adobe Support

© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Adobe Systems Incorporated | 343 Preston Street | Ottawa | ON | K1S 1N4 | Canada
But wait - since when does Adobe email customers?
Especially since I don't bother to mess my system with Adobe Acrobat? 
Something fishy here...

Whois for returns

Domain name:             ADOBE-PDF-UPGRADES.COM Name Server: Name Server: Creation Date:           2011.02.17  Status:                  DELEGATED  Registrant ID:           CRABZUX-RU Registrant Name:         Shawn Sijnstra Registrant Organization: Shawn Sijnstra Registrant Street1:      2938 Avenue Street Registrant City:         New York Registrant Postal Code:  20394 Registrant Country:      US  Administrative, Technical Contact Contact ID:              CRABZUX-RU Contact Name:            Shawn Sijnstra Contact Organization:    Shawn Sijnstra Contact Street1:         2938 Avenue Street Contact City:            New York Contact Postal Code:     20394 Contact Country:         US Contact Phone:           +1 877 8663849 Contact E-mail:  Registrar:               Regional Network Information Center, JSC dba RU-CENTER  Last updated on 2011.02.17 05:51:59 MSK/MSD

Hopefully no one downloads anything from a domain like that - claiming to be Adobe, yet being very fishy, on a newly registered domain.


Anonymous said...

I got two of these. One pointed to the other to (I think this is what yours had).

Anonymous said...

I just got one as well.
The scarry part...they used my real name.
I've backtracked and the only time I've linked my name to an email is with government sites (secure?) and paypal

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Thanks for the post as you said that Hopefully no one downloads anything from a domain like that - claiming to be Adobe, yet being very fishy, on a newly registered domain.I am saved from one such download

Shawn said...

Dear Anna,
Thank you for posting such useful information and making it freely available online.
I have one small request though - could you please remove my name from the whois domain registration details? When my credit card details were stolen, the scammers used my stolen details and name to register the domain. Please keep the rest in-tact as it is great information.
Kind regards,

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Chris said...

I can deal with this ones. I smell them a mile away, the annoying ones are those that constantly send you the same crap every day. At least, if you see I'm not falling for your scam, have the decency to stop spamming me. But no, they have to send you one EVERYDAY ...