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Fake YouTube Email Spam is Hoax and Fraud with Links to Possible Malicious Website or Identity Theft Site

Consumer Defense

Summary. A fake email that poses as being from a YouTube user is circulating. An image of the email is below.

The text reads, “Username has sent you a message: Sorry… your email address here Can I place your video on my web site? You can reply to this message by visiting your inbox.”

Several of these emails are circulating. The links continued in the email, including the report spam link, go to sites other than YouTube. Links may go to malicious websites or identity theft sites, so they are to be avoided.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com