I knew there was something really, really dodgy about that MyBookFace.net crap highlighted in this post the other day. Not only are they connected to some serious malware (as detailed in the posting), but they’ve an interesting line in popups!!!
Google Treasure Chest Rises Yet Again!
Here’s what to do…
- Go to http://mybookface.net making sure that you’ve emptied your browser cache and removed cookies (you will find that the popup only appears once, if you close it down. So if you need to see it again, clear your cache & cookies)
- Now click on the “Blogs” link which is http://mybookface.net/blog/main/
- You’ll now be presented with a popup window for San Francisco DAILY NEWS. This is located at http://www.net-news-daily.com and is yet another pseudo-news website that appears to be full of interesting links!
Actually, all of the links go to only a couple of destinations….. If you use the “Web Developer” plugin for Firefox, you can quickly see all the links in a web document – and in this case, there aren’t many!
- Let’s follow the link… Where do you think it ends up?
Google Fortune – GoogleWorksToday.com
Unbelievable, isn’t it?..!!
As seen and trusted on ABC, CNBC, CNN it says!! – well that’s one way of putting it!
In essence, it’s the same old trip we’ve had from Google Treasure Chest, Google Revolution, Google Money Tree. So from now on, anything like this is lumped into one ‘thing’ called Google Bollox.
The page is actually quite inviting and not quite as gaudy as before. Apparently, you can earn up to $907 per day (damn – I was hoping for $935 again.)
The same poor logic and content checking is going on though – at the bottom they helpfully inform the reader that their product isn’t endorsed by Fox News even though this is the first actual mention of Murdoch’s child.
Also at the bottom, there’s another new company (for me) called FunWebProfits View Marketing, Inc., 642 Main Street, Nevis. Nevis is that island in the Caribbean again!
Who Are They?
This seems a relatively recent addition. A Google search on the full name and address produces nothing. However, separating the name and address into two different searches produces the now-usual crop of complaints and allegations of fraud and theft that we’ve become accustomed to.
The Nevis address has been in these pages several times. See:
Using this earlier research, and the website: http://www.sknvibes.com/Business/Trust.cfm?Vz=1, we can say that the Nevis company is:
The header at the top of the inttrust about page says it all. It’s a dinky little island so has to make money somehow…
Nevis is an excellent jurisdiction in which to open a Limited Liability Company (LLC). The Nevis Limited Liability Company Ordinance was passed in 1995 and has become very popular.
It offers a full range of financial services and products including asset management and protection, company formation and administration, insurance, foundations, mutual funds administration, offshore banking, investment management, and trust services.
Nevis offshore companies are free from taxation and are protected in privacy by the 1985 Confidential Relationship Act.
The blurb on their website offers strict confidentiality along with business expertise from the United States and Britain!
Another interesting bit is that the copyright for this crap is claimed by a company called “View Marketing”. This makes a Google Search on them very hard, presumably by design! The inconsistent punctuation is designed to mislead, is it not? I take it they’re nothing to do with the Scottish Tourism company of the same name… etc etc etc.
Time to Sign Up! I’m In!
Because the GoogleWorksToday.com page is a “Limited Time Offer”, I thought I’d better leap in now before it’s too late…
I used my standard spam magnet email address but with a name of “Donna Kebab”(I’ll be waiting for some spam on this name, natch). I used the postcode of Scotland Yard in London and their general enquiries telephone number…. Mysteriously, I notice that they have a “mark of the devil” contact number of 877-402-2666….. Hmmm. Let’s check that out using Google, seeing as how I’m starting a new career with it today!!
Oh Dear! Best not.
This phone number already appears to have ‘prior’, as the boys in blue would say… Apart from the few scam sites like realjobsfast.com say, all the hits are complaints! Like:
- http://www.reviewopedia.com/easy-google-profit.htm – Easy Google Profit / Google Treasure Chest again!
Needless to say, like your typical “News of the World” reporter, I’ve made an excuse and left! However, this was not before noticing that the credit card page of GoogleWorksToday.com at
..has a WHOIS of:
Registrant: View Marketing
2862 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, Florida 33759
Domain Name: GOOGLEWORKSTODAY.COM
Created on: 22-Jul-09
Expires on: 22-Jul-10
Last Updated on: 22-Jul-09
2862 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, Florida 33759
This Florida place is in these little shack businesses, very nice.
However, spin round 180 degrees and we can find one possible source for the ‘company’ name… The large building is called “View Gardens”, ha ha!
Paths Running Deep and Murky
One of the scam site results in the Google search for the 877-402-2666 number was another pseudo news site (these must be effective because of their prevalence):
New York Reporter News at http://news9at6.com/index14.php
This scam site even has very convincing YouTube news-type videos, all targeted at the work-at-home-mom thing. As before, apart from the inbound feeds that add authenticity, there are hardly any links.
Most links point to this sucker-inner website:
which redirects to:
…that will have an aura of familiarity for readers of my Google Treasure Chest – it’s a scam and a half! posting from April (yes, it’s processcartcenter.com again) and also, it’s exactly the same Google Fortune page as before, but with a different address…..
Whois, Who Are They?
These are obviously related. Now if you suspect that they live in Utah, I’m not betting any money with you. The WHOIS for both these IP addresses is:
Fibernet Corporation: 1155 S 800 E, Orem, Utah 84097
Talk about keeping it in the family!
The Tabernacle-like building houses 3 companies:
Of the three, Fiber.net (sic) has definitely been involved in spamming from 1997 through to at least 2007. Nethosting.com seems to be a standard webhosting entity with the usual good and bad references.
Ceristar seems a bit odd, to say the least! Their previously posted domain name ceristar.com is up for sale and since 2000 they have had a host of double stock swapping company mergers and takeovers. Their stock exchange reference (OTC BB: CTRI) now seems to point to a Chinese Organic Food business, which wholly at odds with previous references to the company setting up ISP-related connections to all and sundry in Utah.
Scam, scam and thrice scam.
The only thing missing from this ferago of twisted and hidden businesses is some references to County Durham, Gibraltar, Pasig City or Nicosia, Cyprus.
No doubt they’ll pop up soon (pun intended)
Naturally, DO NOT SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THESE “OPPORTUNITIES”!!!
Follow the Guidance given in Google Treasure Chest – it’s a scam and a half!, Google Revolution, Different Name, Same Scam!, More on Google Profits and Pacific Webworks, Robert G Allen, Grants, and a Credit Card Slimeball
Between these articles I’ve now produced clear links between the various scam operations, their money stashed overseas and their business entity partners and covers in the USA and elsewhere.
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR ANYTHING – FINAL WARNING