I received several emails a few weeks back that were clearly spam. They were similar to the following:
how are you doing? I am inviting you to join me in this , I have came
ahead quite a bit since I started a week ago! Read this and see what
you think it's on google http://bit.ly/qEU1o7
What is politics,
after all, but the compulsion to preside over property and make other
peoples' decisions for them? -- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All
hello how's your day going? I want you to join me , I am starting to
get ahead. Once you read this you'll see what I mean
"If that boy had a brain, he'd take it out and play with it like it was a toy!" -- Grandma Lee, about her son.
Mark how's your day going? I just wanted to share this with you , I am
starting to get ahead. Check it out http://bit.ly/pzWNES?id=615186
When you are lazy, laziness is a four-letter word, because you stop at the 'i'. -- Billy Dunn
All of the emails were personalized with my name and a link to a bit.ly
redirect. If you don't know what bit.ly is let me explain. There are
hundreds of short url services on the net popularized by the existence
of Twitter and Facebook. These short urls allow you to take a link and
shorten it but also more importantly control it. At any time, you can
log into your bit.ly account in this case and change the destination of
This is actually what is happening with this
particular spam email. Several weeks ago, the link in the email was
advertising a product called "Home Wealth Solution Kit", this week the
product is called "Home Income Profit Kit". Next week, it may be called
something totally different. This link, when clicked, takes you to a
very fake Daily News report as seen in the screenshot below. The "news"
is personalized with the region your IP Address is originating from, in
my case Oregon. Along with lots of stories about making money online
and earning an income from home. Everyone would love to stay at home
and earn money, so the idea is a great lure for almost anyone.
link you click on the site will take you to a CPA (Cost per action)
offer that currently pays about $43 per entry. That means if the
spammers send this email to 1 million people (not a stretch by any
means) and only .01 percent of those people fill in the form (100
responses), the spammer will have made $4300.00. That's the reason any
spam email is sent, money.
The current domain dailynews3.org is registered in China, so most of these spams are coming from China in this particular case.
Please, be aware of such scams on the Internet and via email, and don't become a victim of them.