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Olympic gift cards with a shot of Starbucks

The Cloudmark security operations team have been expecting to see the gift card SMS spammers change to an Olympic theme for some time. This weekend it happened when the following campaign was detected.

Go USA! Starbucks is giving away free gift cards as part of our London 2012 Olympics Campaign! Grab one today at our website at www.[redacted].com

It’s been a long wait, unfortunately for the spammer the Cloudmark security platforms have had protection for this particular campaign for some time.

Take a look at the terms an conditions … Is changing your broadband provider and taking out a personal loan really worth the $100 coffee reward?

Impossible to qualify? Expensive at least!

Anyone that signs up for these offers also opt-in to 10 types of additional advertising.


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