Jan 012013
 

stolen-keywordsThe first idea of this article was about the Top 20 most expensive keywords for the last month. But yesterday I discovered another kind of scam. It is a little bit more smart than usually. I tried to find some information about a electrical parts of a vehicle. With the basic search engines I didn’t found something to match close my keywords. I found instead a website were the name of the file was exactly what I looked for. I had to download and install a search and download program. Of course I paid a small amount. Even this few bucks are too much for the junk I received so far. Continue reading »

Jan 252012
 

Today I received a mail. One of a lot of scams I receive daily. This one has its place because is using Facebook which is the most used social network.

Congratulation!!!
YOUR PROFILE HAS BEEN AWARDED A GOLD MEMBERSHIP STATUS ON FACEBOOK.
We happily announce to you and be notified by our organization (http://www.facebook.com) that your profile just completed It’s 100% Gold membership status which just qualified you for the donation of USD2,500.000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) by Facebook.
You are therefore advised to contact our Executive Secretary for further directives on how to receive your award sum.

Ensure to quote the following information for authentication:
Full Names, Address and qualification numbers to the Executive Sec with your Gold Membership Qualification Numbers: (FB-57-20100, GR-456-76)
Ensure that you quote the following information for clarification.

Contact Person: Mrs. Lori Goler
Facebook Award Officer
facebookgold@blumail.org

Payment would be made to you and other qualified members not later than 7 working days from the date of this notification.
Note: Ensure to keep all winning information strictly confidential to avoid double claims which may lead to disqualification.

Sincerely yours,
Facebook Team
Uk District Branch
Phone: +447024042236

Very Nice. Let’s see what really happens in the email. It is send from a host in Brazil sc.gov.br which seems to be a portal. Did not want a lot of personal data because I suppose they will ask for later when you will send mails claiming the donation. So far NO connection with Facebook.  Be aware of this and other kind of scams 🙂

Below is the complete source of the email. If you want to see the source of a message in Thunderbird you should go to View – Headers – and enable ALL. If you are using Outlook go to View- Message Header and click on it.

From – Wed Jan 25 11:45:04 2012
X-Account-Key: account13
X-UIDL: UID7285-1205612989
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-Mozilla-Keys:
Return-path: <admin@facebook.com>
Envelope-to: MY MAIL
Delivery-date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:33:56 +0200
Received: from portal.barravelha.sc.gov.br ([189.11.154.42]:42159 helo=mail.barravelha.sc.gov.br)
by MY HOSTING PROVIDER with esmtps (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256)
(Exim 4.69)
(envelope-from <admin@facebook.com>)
id 1RpzEq-00086F-2T
for MY MAIL; Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:33:56 +0200
Received: from User (unknown [70.38.38.247])
by mail.barravelha.sc.gov.br (Postfix) with ESMTPA id DAB6BF06A6;
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 04:58:06 -0200 (BRST)
Reply-To: <facebookgold@blumail.org>
From: “Facebook Awards”<admin@facebook.com>
Subject: Facebook Notification
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:17:32 +0200
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset=”Windows-1251″
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000
Message-Id: <20120125065806.DAB6BF06A6@mail.barravelha.sc.gov.br>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Congratulation!!!

YOUR PROFILE HAS BEEN AWARDED A GOLD MEMBERSHIP STATUS ON FACEBOOK.

We happily announce to you and be notified by our organization (http://www.facebook.com) that your profile just completed It’s 100% Gold membership status which just qualified you for the donation of USD2,500.000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) by Facebook.

You are therefore advised to contact our Executive Secretary for further directives on how to receive your award sum.

Ensure to quote the following information for authentication:
Full Names, Address and qualification numbers to the Executive Sec with your Gold Membership Qualification Numbers: (FB-57-20100, GR-456-76)
Ensure that you quote the following information for clarification.

Contact Person: Mrs. Lori Goler
Facebook Award Officer
facebookgold@blumail.org

Payment would be made to you and other qualified members not later than 7 working days from the date of this notification.

Note: Ensure to keep all winning information strictly confidential to avoid double claims which may lead to disqualification.

Sincerely yours,
Facebook Team
Uk District Branch
Phone: +447024042236

In accordance with our policy and regulations, this notification is dispatched directly to 100% Gold status qualified members.
(http://www.facebook.com) © Copy Right 2012 Facebook . All Rights Reserved

Feb 232011
 

I discovered “automatedprofitpackage.com” which it seem at the first look to be a money making machine. But guess what? It is another scheme for grabbing money from people which is not aware about this kind of scams.
Yes is a scam and you can understand this from the page “newsdaily7 . com” because this seems to be an image of a big portal and instead is a simple page which redirect in the same place – join.automatedprofitpackage.com. But reading this first page you will see a lot of comments which look to be from people who already bought the product and made roughly 200 to 500 $ by day. Be serious. Who describe and sell a business model like this for only 19 $ ?
Somebody on the internet says: “I purchased and asked refund honestly. There are lots of hidden costs not mention on sales page… I don’t know what’s really the whole thing because I canceled my order after getting difficulty starting because it’s like a vault… too many additional costs.. But the way it started, it’s like a niche blogging or something like that…. ”
After you will find out what is Google Adsense and so on for 19 $. So be aware about all this kind of proposals. Making money on the internet is not impossible but requires more that one hour a day.