New Breed of SPAM??

by Raydal 5 replies
I've been getting some promotional emails lately with an
unsubscribe link at the bottom with an "aweber-style" format.
(Not Awber! Just the style of the link.)

These are list that I did NOT sign up for and when you
click the "unsubscribe link" it takes you to a (minisite) sales letter.

Anyone else getting this?

-Ray L.,
#main internet marketing discussion forum #breed #spam
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  • Profile picture of the author jfrovich
    yes im also getting this, i have to take the name and search me email to be sure i didn't actually sign up for the email.

    And its getting by google's spam filters..

    one i just got this morning and the unsubscribe looks real and take you to real page. well let the spam bot enjoy her email

    Isabella Morris
    to Jason <xxxxx@xxxx>
    date Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 3:13 AM
    subject jason most likely...this is not what you think it is (am I nuts?)

    hide details 3:13 AM (7 hours ago)


    hey jason

    of course I'm nuts if I say it right?

    (( what?? Isabella, what are you talking about? ))

    aehm.... easy, talking about:


    lots of Traffic


    ...most likely NOT acquired in a way you think it is...

    Here the link to the whole story - I went nuts after I read it
    (that I didn't think of it earlier, gosh...)

    Anyway, here you go Jason
    http:// www 10 Ways Guaranteed To Increase Your Traffic

    (if I would have missed it, I'd regret it now. but hey, I did not miss it, so all is good)

    Like always I wish you an outstanding, inspired day!


    PS: btw, especially if you are one of the *few* humans suffering from frustration
    over "must have" traffic scripts or software not bringing in any profit, this
    is exciting! and again, most likely's not what you think it is... :-)

    Isabella Morris, 5553 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

    To leave me alone with my newsletter, you may use this link: (sad though)
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    • Profile picture of the author wilson765
      Even big companies are doing this. In the UK we have a comparison site that does this - I won't name them. I tried to unsubscribe from their email only to be taken to their main page. When I contacted them they simply replied by saying 'You have been removed from our list.' giving no apology at all.

      I think aweber is exceptional in that it insists on straight forward opt out. My best defence is to put any email with false opt out links straight into my google spam box - more effective than you might think.

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      • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
        I've been seeing these more lately too. If it's from someone I don't recognize I NEVER click the "unsubscribe" link. That link could easily redirect to a virus or keylogger that silently installs itself on your computer. Be careful!

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  • Profile picture of the author jfrovich
    Another one i just noticed
    let the spam bots feast.

    Arin Edwards
    to Jason <xxxx>
    date Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:05 AM
    subject Jason, Biggest Niche Membership Site Mistakes
    signed-by delawareventure. com


    Fact 1:

    98% of people who attempt to start a membership
    site make huge mistakes that cost time & "green stuff"

    Fact 2:

    the biggest mistakes can be avoided, easily (>know how)

    Fact 3:

    tapping into the knowledge of an entrepreneur who has started
    over 20 different membership sites makes big sense

    it's up to you, I love the straight approach,
    get to know the mistakes & steps 4 success now:

    Take care until next time,

    Arin Edwards
    Default PLESK Page. DelawareVenture .com
    (live trading results available)

    2433 Rockland Road Wilmington DE 19899

    Legal Unsubscribe Function:
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronnie Nijmeh
    I end up reporting the spam to - Beware of cheap imitations ... it's the least I can do to make their lives more difficult and get them out of my inbox.
    More cool Products from Ronnie Nijmeh

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