Active Your New Adobe Acrobat Reader (Hoax) Part II

Further to my earlier post about the “Active Your New Adobe PDF Reader” entry, the spam mail is also doing the rounds using the above Subject line.

The Body of the message is as follows:


This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To upgrade your application:

+ Go to
+ Get your options, download and upgrade.


Thanks and best regards,

John Brian
Adobe Acrobat Reader Support

Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved
102 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 96521 | USA

Want to unsubscribe or change your details?

If you click on the link, it takes you to a fairly convincing site with testimonials about how great the software actually is, further convincing the unsuspecting email recipient to download the free software.

The site looks like this:

Hoax Adobe Reader Website

Hoax Adobe Reader Website

Adobe’s response to this hoax can be read here:


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