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.

Spam


no spam!
no spam! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I actually have a little overkill her, as far as blogs go, as I have this one, ThatJoeGuy.com and MyViewbyJoe.com.   Both of the are WordPress blogs.  One is the Free blog allowed by WordPress and the other is a paid blog on ipower.com..

Both blogs had have Akismet to help control Spam…  The WordPress hosted site has the free Akismet checker while the ipower.com hosted site it is about 5 bucks a month..  I can never be sure about the effectiveness of either program…  On MyViewbyJoe.com, which has the paid program I get very little Spam..  On ThatJoeGuy.com I get tons of spam, though most of it I don’t see but, I get a good deal more on the one site than I do on the other..  Now..  The question is : What does this all mean..?

I get a lot of Spam on one, which is the site that is hosted by the people who put out the blog..  Does that act like a magnet to attract spam, or does the lack of large amounts of spam on MyViewbyJoe.com just mean that nobody reads it..  I have no idea…

The funny thing about the spam that I do get on ThatJoeGuy is the number of people who leave comments on the “About” page telling me how much they enjoy reading all this wonderful information, and how well I put it together…

I moderate my spam… and people who leave comments, on any page, that indicate they have not read that page might as well not bother leaving a comment because, unless I can see some kind of correlation between the comment and the page, it goes by by..

 

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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.

Spammers….


What's for Dinner! - Spam
What’s for Dinner! – Spam (Photo credit: brizzle born and bred)

Dean Spammers.. or Scammers…

Technically you might not be a Spammer if you don’t leave bulk e-mail.  Then again the comments section of the articles is for readers to leave comments about the articles.  It does take me a few seconds to delete those comments that have nothing to do with the article, and while it does not take long I ask the question : Why would I do business with someone is not smart enough to find the correct way to leave his sales message.

My phone number is on the National Do Not Call list, and every once in a while I get someone who calls anyway.  The will say that they are a charity, or some other group not covered by the DNC list, and so they are not barred from calling me….  I tell them that is is like my putting up a “NO TRESPASSING” sign on my property.  Maybe you can legally enter my property, in their case call me, but the question is : why then, after my saying I did not want you to call me, would I have ANYTHING to do with you.

So, if you think you have something that I might be interested don’t look stupid by using cut and paste to post your trash that has nothing to do with the article you are commenting on…