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Monday, 8 November 2010

Massive yourfreeworld.com / downlinegoldmine.com spam run

Sometimes it is difficult to tell if a spam run is a Joe Job, or if the spammer is really a moron.

Over the past few hours, a massive spam run has been caught by several spamtraps and has also been spammed out heaving to spamcop.net email addresses:

From: Rohit Seth - YourFreeWorld <seth@yourfreeworld.com>
Date: 8 November 2010 07:39
Subject: Amazing New MLM Scripts, Mass Mailers, Downline Builders
   
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Check out our amazing range of money making matrix scripts, bulk emailers, safelists, banner ad scripts and downline builders.

Check out our latest additions too by bookmarking our site and checking it often.

Our ingenious affiliate program integrates your ClickBank ID into your affiliate link. So when someone comes to our page and conducts a search for any ClickBank product, YOU can make up to 75% commissions with very little effort!

"Imagine earning commissions hand over fist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year -- even while you're sleeping! This is truly a no-effort style affiliate program that maximises multiple income streams."

http://www.yourfreeworld.com

or make monster cash for the holidays by becoming a reseller of our fantastic scripts, it's that simple!

http://www.downlinegoldmine.com

If you are ready to start to MAKE MONEY online, Downlinegoldmine.com is the place to do it! We will give you the keys to build your Downline, to create your own Downline Program and to learn winning techniques so that you can sit back and let the earnings begin!

From the desk of Rohit Seth
Delhi
India

WHOS details are consistent with the message:
  Registrant :
    Name: Rohit kumar Seth
    Organization: Dr. M.Seth & Co.
    Address: S-5,Naveen Shahdara
    City: Delhi
    State: DE
    Postal Code: 110032
    Country: IN
    Phone: +91.0112232
    Fax:
    Email: rolovedeep@yahoo.com


The originating IP is 64.244.62.22 [Point North Networks / XO Communications, US] pointing to two spamvertised sites, downlinegoldmine.com on 72.29.67.174 and yourfreeworld.com on 66.7.201.119  [both at Hostime, Orlando].

Almost all MLMs are some sort of scam, and these are two sites promoting MLMs. But these sites also promote "safe email sendlists", but clearly sending hundreds of spam emails to spamtraps is clearly a poor definition of "safelist".. it's almost as if this activity is deliberately designed to generate spam complaints..

..and here's the thing. There's no evidence linking 64.244.62.22 to the alleged sender, and sending massive amounts of the same email to SpamCop.net addresses is either a massively stupid move, or it could be a deliberate attack on these sites by an unknown party.

In my opinion, both yourfreeworld.com and downlinegoldmine.com look like crappy sites that are worth avoiding. 

4 comments:

The Slice said...

I got hit with ~5.5K individual spam emails from him this morning.

Conrad Longmore said...

Wow.. I was cross with just 107 of them!

I note that Hostdime are doing their usual response to spam complaints.. i.e. f*ck all.

Pierre said...

Got 545 messages in 90 minutes last night from "YourFreeWorld".

Conrad Longmore said...

Sites seem to be down at the moment, along with several other associated domains. Looks like someone might have pulled the plug!