Why does the FTC spammer have an email address at my domain?

This is a good one. The spam message was short and sweet:

From: Richard Kent email hidden; JavaScript is required

Subj: You’ve been subpoenaed by the FTC.

You’ve been subpoenaed by the FTC.

FTC Subpoena

Please get back to me about this.

Thank you
Richard Kent
Senior Accountant
email hidden; JavaScript is required

The words “FTC Subpoena” were hyperlinked to a server in Vietnam. Ha ha ha. I’m sure the Federal Trade Commission has document servers in the U.S., perhaps with a .gov top-level domain. If that wasn’t bad enough, however, why was the alleged senior accountant using an email address at camdenassociates.com, which is my own domain? My bet is that the spammers thought that Camden Associates is a huge company, and perhaps I’d think that Richard was one of my employees? Uh, no.

Don’t click on links in messages like this, and don’t reply either. Simply delete them, or mark as spam (to help train your email system).

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