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at 12:32pm on 31/05/2017
I've seen a theory that phishing scams are deliberately crafted so that intelligent recipients will recognise and delete them, thus making it more likely that the scammers will have to deal only with credulous, greedy and less intelligent victims.
That being said, I was faced with a surprisingly plausible one the other day: what purported to be a receipt from iTunes for a rather expensive App purchase (£50) containing a link for cancelling the order. It was of course a link to a phishing site, but I can imagine that a fair few people would think 'I didn't buy that' and click straight on what looked like a link to let them cancel the order.
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