Nonsense Spam Designed to Hide Evidence of Identity Theft

Nonsense spam - messages containing no links or images and which seem to have no discernible purpose - may be harmless themselves, but they are often designed to mask more nefarious activity, according to security analysts. Nonsense spam typically arrives in barrages, overwhelming an email account and causing the owner to begin rapidly deleting mass quantities of messages, as many as 60,000 in a 12-24 hour period. But the messages are a distraction, designed to hide email confirmations, receipts and other legitimate inbox activity which occur when the user of a stolen credit card or bank account is making large purchases. 

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