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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:15 pm   
You are kiillllling-a my bizinisss!
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This is the old family name scam, but in Russian. You key in the family surname, and for a price you get a potted family history.
It is currently being promoted in the Microsoft spaces.live.com redirection abuse.

Example http://cid-249ddaf60d5d4348.spaces.live.com/
The image looks like this



When you click on it you get redirected to a site like http://elitedrevo.ru/index.php which looks like this



To prove it is a scam, put in any ridiculous surname, but in Cyrillic font, like
sorry = сожалению
and you will get the response (translated)
Quote:
Congratulations,
We set the name sorry!
Your race may be a branch of the great scholars or rulers, as you mention it just did not suspect!


or Spammer = Спамер
Quote:
Congratulations,
We set the names of spammers!
Your race may be a branch of the great scholars or rulers, as you mention it just did not suspect!


Further down , , ,
Quote:
Send SMS with the text 375 on room 1350

Our database contains over 10 thousand names, which were accumulated by hundreds of scientists in the study of surnames and ancestral ties. We use not only the name but also its relationship to the place of birth to more accurately determine exactly where the name originated and what its value.


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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:09 pm   
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Are there really that few opportunities left?

What idiot would fall for this?! In any language?!

SiL


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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:59 pm   
Spammers' Nightmare
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That's a hilarious find and a sad one, too. I guess more than 1 person in Russia would fall for the scam. :oops:


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