Just a Quick Thought..


Wifi network
Wifi network (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was going through the various spam messages on ThatJoeGuy.com and found an interesting one.

It was a message from jolieheavener@gmail.com who wrote….

It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or advice.
Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article.

I wish to read more things about it!

I still have his comments listed as SPAM, and now wish to put it in the frame of a SCAM..

The URL that came with this comment goes back to http://free-wifihack.com/. Going to the URL I found this statement…

Unlock any available wireless network

We offer you the software able to unlock any wifi network encrypted through WPA/WPA2/WEP key. Without exaggeration, it is the greatest wifi hacker available.

 

It is interesting to note that at the according to whois.com the sight is either registered, or is located, in Panama.

The software is advertised as being FREE and able to HACK the encryption protocols of WiFi networks. This sent up the first RED FLAG for me… This is pretty much the same as if I sent out an offer to give free lock picks that would allow you to get into anyones home, or office, for free… Either of these events would be illegal, and they seem to be advocating just that..

The next RED FLAG that I found was that they had a number of different ICONs on the page that implied the software was virus free, and they used  logos of a number of antivirus companies to imply that this software had been vetted by them.. It was just a picture and none of them took me to the indicated websites.

Net there are the seeming endorsements, none of which go anywhere. This is a sure indication that they are fake, and just copy and past ICONS.

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If any of this had been true they would have had links behind them that would take you to the site where they could be verified but, they don’t.
One of the customer statements said so. Tested it myself and am more than pleased. And it all goes free. Sounds too good to be true, yet it is  Yes, it is too good to be true..
Anybody using this software would be breaking laws in almost any jurisdiction I can think of… if it did indeed work as stated.. My best guess would be that the minute anyone installed this software : their computer would itself be compromised..
So, the chance of this being a generous offer made by a company in Panama are pretty much NIL.
I am sure anyone who is able to find my blog, out of all the millions of blogs, is smart enough to not fall for this scam. I just wanted to make sure.
Thanks,
That Joe Guy.

Is He for REAL? Is this Idenity Theft? I know it is spam…


I got another of those E-mail that are supposed to have been sent by my brother..  The first clue that it was NOT from him is that it was not in my Friends and Family folder in Incredimail…  This folder is NOT sorted by who they say they are but by the E-mail address so, if the E-mail address is different it just lays in the Inbox

Moving the mouse curser over the senders name revealed the address coop@betterme.org.  The next thing is he used my full first name, which my brother does NOT use…  The web address has a domain of .ru which would appear to be in Russia and was pushed some kind of weight loss system by excercise.com…  Looking up the e-mail address gave me the name Michael O. “Coop” Cooper.whose website says he is helping business owners increase their business, and so forth..

Other than for the use of this article I would have NO USE for him or his site…  for the simple reason that as soon as I looked at the e-mail I knew that someone had just LIED to me…  Maybe it is honest…  Maybe the person who sent it to me happens to have the same name as by brother, then again I think it is more likely that this is a scam and the only way they can attract  people’s attention is to LIE to them about who they are..

So, let us all do this…  If you get an e-mail fron a fried that looks suspicious run the cursor over the sent name and see if the e-mail address is one you know.  If it isn’t, then just delete it.  Who wants to risk doing any kind of dealing with someone who starts out by being dishonest…

Thank,

That Joe Guy.