Link Exchange Scam

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another scam, aside from the Screen Capture Software Scam and Siberian Husky Scammer, I often receive emails that wants to exchange links between I and the email-ER to have our links on each repective sites- promote and increase the number of our site's back-links.

The emails sound and read pretty much the same and most of it are from Sheila's, for example, this email below that I just got recently at 11th May, 2010.


home furniture , homefurnitureblog@gmail.com

Hello,
This is Shiela from BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com.
We stumbled on your blog page and found it interesting! We operate the largest Home Furniture & Office Furniture website featuring more than 30,000+ blogs. Our site averages 200,000+ unique visitors per month. As a kind note We have featured your blog at http://BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com/blog_awards/index.php?id=22283 We would be grateful if you could add the following details to your blogs main page.
Discounted Bedroom Furniture
Looking forward for your confirmation.
Thanks
Shiela
BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com.



I have been clicking the SPAM button everytime I see these cuz the first time I got this, I went to the site, http://BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com. Well yeah, it sure does sell furnitures and stuff. But the link that she gave me that features ME, my blog (http://BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com/blog_awards/index.php?id=22283 ), wasn't to be seen. So how is it her clients can see my blog? No chance!

I went to the given link and sure enough, it is my blog but it isn't my REAL blog. It's my Testing blog that was featured!

Do you notice that my blog feature link, http://BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com/blog_awards/index.php?id=22283 has an id=22283 at the end of it? Well I tried to go to the link without the id, which means only
http://BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com/blog_awards/index.php?. It lead to it's home page I think and my blog's link is no more there. Nice huh? In this Blog Awards site, it doesn't have any categories for bloggers or even a search box to find bloggers. So how is it this site is doing me any good?

I also notice that this link, http://boxwoodterrace.blogspot.com/, is always shown, in my link page and also the home page of it. I don't know why but I don't trust this site.

That's it for now.

Here's the email header, just for reference, in case needed in the future (this Sheila sent to my gmail address by the way);


Delivered-To: glamiva.blogspot@gmail.com
Received: by 10.231.30.71 with SMTP id t7cs49958ibc;
Tue, 11 May 2010 00:03:30 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path:
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of homefurnitureblog@gmail.com designates 10.220.60.138 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.220.60.138;
Authentication-Results: mr.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of homefurnitureblog@gmail.com designates 10.220.60.138 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=homefurnitureblog@gmail.com; dkim=pass header.i=homefurnitureblog@gmail.com
Received: from mr.google.com ([10.220.60.138])
by 10.220.60.138 with SMTP id p10mr4281405vch.32.1273561410041 (num_hops = 1);
Tue, 11 May 2010 00:03:30 -0700 (PDT)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
d=gmail.com; s=gamma;
h=domainkey-signature:mime-version:received:received:date:message-id
:subject:from:to:content-type;
bh=jrF6dzDacabwpjCoC1M64QJp2BlSCXbbsr+byUs2sg0=;
b=aexNRT+BYmcR36LfUsPhEBZL4GIpJUx9jB8kOjchpIf+QAH4jy1Z4vrA1oP6uLFKgi
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DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws;
d=gmail.com; s=gamma;
h=mime-version:date:message-id:subject:from:to:content-type;
b=S8bqX0gBlKqMycB/o1CRgQOoNyVVfd2+1wtgaexgLeUIYW8mIlxdiSI1hYbfG2j2KE
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MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by 10.220.60.138 with SMTP id p10mr4281405vch.32.1273561410035; Tue,
11 May 2010 00:03:30 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by 10.220.63.12 with HTTP; Tue, 11 May 2010 00:03:29 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 12:33:29 +0530
Message-ID:
Subject: Your Blog Featured on BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com
From: home furniture
To: glamiva.blogspot@gmail.com
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=e0cb4e8873f571df6804864c1fb9

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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Hello,
This is Shiela from BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com.
We stumbled on your blog page and found it interesting! We operate the
largest Home Furniture & Office Furniture website featuring more than
30,000+ blogs. Our site averages 200,000+ unique visitors per month. As a
kind note We have featured your blog at
http://BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com/blog_awards/index.php?id=22283 We
would be grateful if you could add the following details to your blogs main
page.
Discounted Bedroom
Furniture

Looking forward for your confirmation.
Thanks
Shiela
BedroomFurnitureDiscounted.com.

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It's sooo dangerous nowadays.


Take care, stay safe.







Shine on,
Del

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