Starbucks - spam example

This fake Starbucks spam email uses social engineering tactics. The similar green background gets the customers to trust.

The sender IP ( is from America.

According to this email, AT&T has sent you a Starbucks Card eGift valued at $20. The email instructs you to click a button to print out your Starbucks Card. It’s said that you can use the card at any participating Starbucks store. The email even includes a 'Card Security Code'.

But when you click on the 'Print Your Gift' link, you probably download the malware. Although you can still open the computer, spammer might open backdoors and install further malware. Your personal data might be stolen, which could cause severe problem.