John McCain suffers fatal heart attack, claim drugstore spammers

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There seems to be no depths too low for spammers trying to peddle their goods to the public.

Today we are seeing a spate of new spam campaigns promoting an online Canadian pharmacy, using sensationalist subject lines about John McCain and Barack Obama.

Examples of subject lines used include:

McCanes wife private video
McCane caught nude in public
McCane private secret
McCane died of heart stroke
Barak and McCane killed
Baraks tiny secret

What the spammers are trying to do here is get internet users to open their email. The subject line is the first thing that you see in your email inbox - if its not of interest to you, you probably wont open it. So emails which pretend to be breaking news in the subject line are perhaps more likely to be opened than emails which are honest about being adverts for an online drug store.

Its curious that the spammers dont spell the names of the two presidential rivals correctly - perhaps this is the spammers half-hearted attempts to sneak past spam filters? If thats the case then they have failed.

But claiming that Barack Obama and John McCain have died, or that Cindy McCain has been exposed on video, takes a truly sick mind. Would you really want to buy anything from the kind of pond-life behind these emails?

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