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Spam, talk about false advertising

SPAM SPAM SPAM,  It never fails to entertain.  

Like most of you I get my fair share of SPAM and like a number of you I will happily click links (not a recommendation) and follow the little yellow brick road to whatever malware or "sales" opportunity presents itself.  This one was just a bit more random than others I've received lately.  

A quote for a home security system, great I need one of those the dog is just not interested in chasing away strangers that walk up to the house.  Following the link I end up on the following page, after a redirect from the libbean page. 

Ok, not quite the home security system I was hoping for,  but I like a game as much as the next guy.  Unfortunately hitting the "download for free" button I didn't get the promised flappy birds, but ended up here instead.


Now I don't know if Vox software is just a random landing or the SPAM run was commissioned. If the latter there are organisations that have no problem with using SPAM for "legitimate" advertising or they are just not aware.  Not quite sure which is worse.  

So every now and then SPAM does have some entertainment value, at least to me, didn't get my home security system I was promised though, nor fun game to play, ah well. 


Mark H


391 Posts
ISC Handler
Jun 25th 2014
nice read-curious if you have ever followed up on one of those click n loan folks?Again nice read,thanks

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