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Wednesday 8 February 2012

"Acid Free Coffee" spam.. again.

Another spam run promoting "acid free coffee", but this time the spammers are trying a trick to avoid detection.

From:      "Acid Free Coffee" [ppingu84@yahoo.com]
Subject:      Acid Free Coffee

I just discovered this amazing coffee. Its incredibly smooth and rich like nothing I have ever tasted before. Google Acid Free Coffee or click here http://tinyurl.com/6otas83 to search it. This is really worth your time.

The link really does go to Google, specifically https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=acid+free+coffee .. and who is the first result for acid free coffee? It's Tylers Coffees who have been seen before in this spam run.

Tylers Coffees deny having anything to do with it.. or at least someone claiming to be Tylers Coffees denied it in the comments to the previous post: "we are sorry about all this. We have our IT looking in to it. IT WAS NOT SENT BY US. Thank you for your support please email us for a free bag of coffee we again a very sorry for the incovinces"

This time the spam came from, an IP address belonging to Softlayer Technologies in the US, but suballocated to an Indian outfit called ucvhost.com.

According to Tylers Coffees Facebook page, other people are seeing exactly the same thing:

My personal opinion is that "acid free coffee" sounds like some sort of beverage made from snake oil, but if people want to buy it then that is fair enough.. however, if Tylers Coffees really are promoting a brand through spam then is both unethical and illegal.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Still happening - received three more today to various UK email addresses - all with bit.ly url redirect to Tylers Coffee. If it isn't them, why do they take the orders?! AVOID THESE SPAMMERS.