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Clickbank spam is pretty rare, simply because Clickbank will terminate spamming affiliates. Clickbank redirects to http://www.theaffiliatecode.com/cb.php?hop=bharrsunny which then affiliates to one of those stupid eBook sites called "TheAffiliateCode.com" that promises untold riches. The name "bharrsunny" is almost definitely the name of the affiliate account.
The email routes via a server at 22.214.171.124 [Webfusion - UK and currently blacklisted] and appears to originate from a Sky broadband subscriber at 126.96.36.199 (currently blacklisted). A look at the server at 188.8.131.52 throws up a number of websites, including "weekendsoff.info" (listed in the headers) and "weekendsoff.co.uk". The WHOIS details for these domains is as follows:
Domain name:The .info domain also reveals:
27 old tatham
Webfusion Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG]
Registered on: 14-May-2009
Renewal date: 14-May-2011
Registered until renewal date.
weekendsoff.co.uk is a web design outfit with some familiar looking templates (e.g. www.weekendsoff.co.uk/Shop-sites/shop3/index.html is the same as this page on Quackit) as it seems are all the other pages. Still, I guess this is all above board, isn't it?
Now, there's an uncanny match between the name "Bob Harris" and the affiliate name "bharrsunny". So, is Bob Harris really stupid? Or has someone hacked his server with a sophisticated Joe Job? But this isn't the only time this person has been fingered for spamming. I'm sure you can make up your own mind..