Thursday, April 05, 2007

A new spam technique

A spammer got very clever in terms of ways to make money

Subject: Search on Google raise money for charity Dooniz is now affiliated with Google. That will permit to redistribute a part of the money made on Internet to charity foundations. Internet users can make a difference by search Google using A simple click can help children in difficulty or bring more money to cancer or climatic changes researches

This person basically created a homepage with loads of affiliate links, and claims that it helps charity (the site says 75% goes to charity. Yeah, right). Primarily, Google is advertised (using the site specific search stuff that AdSense provides). People get convinced they are helping charity when very little of the money, if any, will actually go that, make it their homepage, the dude profits.

Hopefully, Google will prevent the guy from cashing in on spamming...