dbiel Posted July 4, 2009 Share Posted July 4, 2009 http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z3077615200zc...d0f0ad5f5031aaz I hate to admit it, but I almost fell for this spam trick. It starts with a simple email that sounds legit (tracking URL above) and states: Someone has shared a news article with you: http://theonlinenews.org/secure/?showStory=jobs Note to moderators: if you think this link should be broken please do so The get rich schemes are a dead giveaway that you are asking for problems But when the article looks to be legit and includes statements like: "We never tell anyone they'll make millions of dollars, in fact I think this is the ONLY online system that says you probably WON'T make millions, but you can generate a legitimate income from home like I do that replaced my full time job." It becomes real easy to fall for the scam especially now with so many of us out of work looking to replace our former income. I actually started filling out the form before I came to my senses and decided to do some research first. When a did a whois look up on theonlinenews.org nothing showed up. A Google search brings up a McAfee warning A bit more research and the whole thing is clearly nothing but a big scam. Just thought I would post the warning here If someone like me, who should know better, almost fell for it; I can easily see countless others who will fall for it. By the way, dropping the web address into the parser resulted in the following: Parsing input: http://theonlinenews.org/secure/?showStory=jobs Host theonlinenews.org (checking ip) = 220.127.116.11 host 18.104.22.168 = 22.214.171.124.broad.sm.yn.dynamic.163data.com.cn (cached) [report history] Routing details for 126.96.36.199 [refresh/show] Cached whois for 188.8.131.52 : anti-spam[at]ns.chinanet.cn.net ynipm[at]126.com abuse net chinanet.cn.net = postmaster[at]chinanet.cn.net, anti-spam[at]ns.chinanet.cn.net Using last resort contacts postmaster[at]chinanet.cn.net anti-spam[at]ns.chinanet.cn.net ynipm[at]126.com postmaster[at]chinanet.cn.net bounces (99 sent : 20164 bounces) Using postmaster#chinanet.cn.net[at]devnull.spamcop.net for statistical tracking. ynipm[at]126.com bounces (8 sent : 6 bounces) Using ynipm#126.com[at]devnull.spamcop.net for statistical tracking. Statistics: 184.108.40.206 not listed in bl.spamcop.net More Information.. 220.127.116.11 not listed in dnsbl.njabl.org ( 127.0.0.8 ) 18.104.22.168 not listed in dnsbl.njabl.org ( 127.0.0.9 ) 22.214.171.124 not listed in cbl.abuseat.org 126.96.36.199 not listed in dnsbl.sorbs.net Reporting addresses: anti-spam[at]ns.chinanet.cn.net Who said China was getting tough on spam? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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