My clients often ask my opinion on whether an e-mail message is legitimate or not. The message below, asking for credit card information and claiming to come from Register.com, was a doozy, and a lot can be learned from analyzing it.
First, it addressed my client, who is a Register.com customer, by name and was sent to an e-mail address associated with a domain registered there. Both my clients' name and e-mail address are publicly available. The message did not contain anything private such as an account number at Register.com.
I left out the Register.com logo … Read more