How the spammers are doing it

This is a discussion on How the spammers are doing it within the General Trading Chat forums, part of the Reception category; I found this software for sale while searching google. There are actually several of these out there for sale. It's ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 25, 2011, 2:27am   #1
Joined Sep 2008
How the spammers are doing it

I found this software for sale while searching google. There are actually several of these out there for sale. It's keyword driven and creates replies to posts using copy/paste from yahoo answers, which is what we've been seeing here. Once you set it up it's automatic after that. Also inserts spam ads.

The newest way to make millions while you sleep
I guess ea's are out and auto posters are in.

Discover how i make over $103,000 monthly using a underground software

Read the "Feature Checklist" for a real eye-opener.

This one is sold via clickbank for just $42.

*************************
CAUTION: After I found this site one I searched for others. Some site lit up my browser's caution flags with the message : "Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"
*************************

Mods/Staff: If the link is not appropriate please remove it but keep the remainder of the post.

THANKS,

Peter
wackypete2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks! The following members like this post: Trader333
Old Oct 25, 2011, 2:38am   #2
 
DionysusToast's Avatar
Joined Dec 2009
Re: How the spammers are doing it

Isn't the answer to tighten up the registration process?

Those images with text on can be cracked by registration bots but something like

"What is the first three and last three letters in this sentence"

Cannot be.

Surely if you force a human to register, this sort of stuff will be minimized.
__________________
The proof of the pudding is whether there is actually any pudding in the first place.
DionysusToast is offline Software vendor   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 2:44am   #3
Joined Sep 2008
Re: How the spammers are doing it

wackypete2 started this thread
Quote:
Originally Posted by DionysusToast View Post
Isn't the answer to tighten up the registration process?

Those images with text on can be cracked by registration bots but something like

"What is the first three and last three letters in this sentence"

Cannot be.

Surely if you force a human to register, this sort of stuff will be minimized.
Some of the images with text are difficult to read and become frustrating. Your idea would certainly be better. In any case t2w has to try to stay a step ahead of these guys.

Peter
wackypete2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 3:29am   #4
 
DionysusToast's Avatar
Joined Dec 2009
Re: How the spammers are doing it

Just a thought...

Considering how crap these robots are at posting relevant content... do you think they are written by the same people that produce the forex robots?
__________________
The proof of the pudding is whether there is actually any pudding in the first place.
DionysusToast is offline Software vendor   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 7:17am   #5
 
Lightning McQueen's Avatar
Joined Feb 2004
Re: How the spammers are doing it

yes, nice find pete, well done.

though i still am in the dark as to how they earn the money, we know that they were affiliated to amazon and groupon, but how do they earn anything at all if we don't click any links, how can we if we can't see it. though we now know it was there after a bit of digging and looking, it was well hidden. so was it an auto thing like you said? if so, they get payment for nothing? a scam on the vendors? i like

i have to say that since the awakening and the binning out of the clowns, i have seen no further postings, which is good.
__________________
Lightning McQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 7:54am   #6
 
DionysusToast's Avatar
Joined Dec 2009
Re: How the spammers are doing it

LM - perhaps they earn money by selling the software to muppets.

Perhaps they aren't making money from their own software, just out of people that believe the software can yield huge monthly returns.

OR

"Turn $42 into $103,000 a month"

Sound at all familiar?
__________________
The proof of the pudding is whether there is actually any pudding in the first place.
DionysusToast is offline Software vendor   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 8:07am   #7
 
Lightning McQueen's Avatar
Joined Feb 2004
Re: How the spammers are doing it

i'm thinking of zutou, he must have been deriving some benefit, surely. he wouldn't have kept on at it for as long as he did. his were self generated posts, and not auto copy pasted, not that i ever checked, just assumed, as they were so bad.
__________________
Lightning McQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 8:12am   #8
 
DionysusToast's Avatar
Joined Dec 2009
Re: How the spammers are doing it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lightning McQueen View Post
i'm thinking of zutou, he must have been deriving some benefit, surely. he wouldn't have kept on at it for as long as he did. his were self generated posts, and not auto copy pasted, not that i ever checked, just assumed, as they were so bad.
Zutou could just be some guy that paid the $42 and still thinks he's going to retire off it.

Just like the buyer of an EA...
__________________
The proof of the pudding is whether there is actually any pudding in the first place.
DionysusToast is offline Software vendor   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 8:16am   #9
 
Lightning McQueen's Avatar
Joined Feb 2004
Re: How the spammers are doing it

here's a zute quote

Quote:
you are kind and post helpful message most of those who want someone's information here seems unbelievable
he did that, it's not copy pasted as far as i can find, he posted stuff like this for 3/4 months, 319 posts total. he was getting paid for sure, else why bother? but how?
__________________
Lightning McQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 8:27am   #10
 
DionysusToast's Avatar
Joined Dec 2009
Re: How the spammers are doing it

Perhaps that guy is just Chinese & actually a legit member - he's not regurgitating the Yahoo Answers is he?
__________________
The proof of the pudding is whether there is actually any pudding in the first place.
DionysusToast is offline Software vendor   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 8:33am   #11
 
Lightning McQueen's Avatar
Joined Feb 2004
Re: How the spammers are doing it

he had the embedded link in every post, so was not an ordinary member imo

it was the yahoo brigade that spoiled it for the rest of them, as that drew attention (well, not admins apparently lol)
__________________
Lightning McQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 8:40am   #12
 
DionysusToast's Avatar
Joined Dec 2009
Re: How the spammers are doing it

Aaah - I see - I guess the links got removed.

OK - his posts are generic, they are along the lines of a light pat on the back to the other posters in the thread.

It's possible he's got a program that generates this stuff or that he's just crap at English.

In terms of the URL, was there any reference numbers in it?

Like this
www.sssss.com/ref=128388727

or was it more like this
www.ssssss.com

I would presume the former - which could be used to track clicks that he generated.

Cheers

Pete
__________________
The proof of the pudding is whether there is actually any pudding in the first place.
DionysusToast is offline Software vendor   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 9:00am   #13
 
Lightning McQueen's Avatar
Joined Feb 2004
Re: How the spammers are doing it

ok, i get the bit of the auto generation of the post replies, but there was never any link to click, and and no time was the link removed as it was not visible, apart for the red x of fail, i'm guessing that was when it failed to connect back to its link? only if you knew how to see it could it be seen, though it was at first difficult to "get" what you were looking at, as google wouldn't tell you , nor trying to access the site address directly from a browser, it had to be posted back in a post to see what it was all about, which i did in the sandpit
__________________
Lightning McQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 9:31am   #14
Joined Sep 2009
Re: How the spammers are doing it

i remember in my SEO days to increase page ranking in google you would create as many backlinks to your site, mostly they were white on white so people wouldn't see it but search engine spiders would. Maybe some form of payment came from how many links were created and clicked on?

I think google stopped the hidden URL thing it many many yrs ago
gktk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2011, 9:45am   #15
Joined Oct 2006
Re: How the spammers are doing it

Quote:
Originally Posted by gktk View Post
i remember in my SEO days to increase page ranking in google you would create as many backlinks to your site, mostly they were white on white so people wouldn't see it but search engine spiders would. Maybe some form of payment came from how many links were created and clicked on?

I think google stopped the hidden URL thing it many many yrs ago
That makes more sense to me. T2W ranks very highly in google so perhaps they assume back links from T2W are valuable. Although if you say that google can detect and ignore those then maybe they were wasting their time.

The marketing of the software that Pete found screams scam so maybe someone was fooled into buying it not knowing it wouldnt make them any money.
pboyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Message to Spammers of pennystockmagic & canadapick Trader333 General Trading Chat 21 Jun 23, 2010 12:10am
Spammers, damned spammers, and really sneaky spammers nine T2W Feedback & Announcements 3 Mar 31, 2008 9:34am
Spammers jpwone T2W Feedback & Announcements 5 Feb 20, 2004 10:47am

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)