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Most convincing spam email yet ?

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Most convincing spam email yet ?

This just dropped into my Inbox. My Spamassassin software flagged/tagged it as spam but it looks pretty convincing.
The company is a proper UK company, the links in the email all appear valid and it *appears* to have an invoice attached in .pdf format. I've not opened the pdf and have no intention to either but this is pretty convincing even down to having my full name in the email "To" field. This has obviously come from a rogue site or shop who have sold on the email address.
Further investigation sifting through the headers reveals the email was sent from a Taiwan based IP address and the reverse DNS flags up a compromised name server too.
Some of the other spam emails I've had recently have also been quite authentic looking but this one must be the best this year !
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Re: Most convincing spam email yet ?

I just had the same dropped in to a mailbox at work. Same images and everything.
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Re: Most convincing spam email yet ?

I had the same one and since I work in a related trade it was as convincing as the Tesco Kitchens one that was around a while ago. I didn't open the attachment either!  Smiley