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Spammer, scammer and the anonymity of the Internet
by Rudolf Faix Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:59 PM

By surfing around in the groups at LinkedIn, I have found only one campaign for call centers, which has been looking like a true offer. It has been posted around 9 months ago and the offer has included everything which is needed to make a decision for a call center owner. The poster got more than 800 positive replies to his offer.

Why in this case the spammers at LinkedIn are posting their offers every few hours and are using all possibilities for hiding themselves in the anonymity of the Internet?

If I’m making a real offer and have a good description for the campaign, then I’ll get a lot of replies and be able to make my choice by posting it only once. It seems that there is something wrong with their offer, as they are posting the same offer many times.

What is the purpose for spamming, if the spammers are not scamming? Are they collecting only email and skype addresses?

Nearly all users are already using free mailers at LinkedIn . This makes an immediately change of the email address possible whenever it is needed. It seems that these users made already the experience that their email addresses are getting sold for getting more spammed.

There is an old rule on the internet: "Don’t buy from spammer, you’ll get scammed". Especially new centers shall think about this rule if they don’t like to lose money.

Another rule is "As better the offer seems to be, as higher is the risk of running into fraud".

If someone is calling himself to be the "BEST", an "INDUSTRY LEADER" or something similar, than this one is proud about his success and is not hiding himself in anonymity, because his name is his trademark.

How to identify scammer by using free tools


 

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How to identify scammer by using free tools from the Internet
by Rudolf Faix Friday, January 30, 2015 3:01 PM

You’ll get scammed if you have to trust to someone met over the internet. Make in each case a background check.

Start with the picture search. It is easy if you are using Google Chrome for browsing.  Put your mouse pointer over their profile picture and by doing a right click chose “Search Google for this image”.  Don’t let yourself get fooled from the result set, because you will also get the same picture with the name from their followers on the social networks and even from similar pictures (googles computers are thinking that the picture is looking similar).

If you get a domain name from them by email or as a link, then you can check their domain by using www.scamadviser.com. Just open www.scamadviser.com and enter their domain name or website name and press enter. You get a list of risks in the resultset.

Learn how to get the email headers from your mail client and to read email headers. There you get the route which the email has taken. You can for analyzing the use the free online tool at http://mxtoolbox.com/EmailHeaders.aspx. Just copy the content of the email header into the form there. You get a route list, which the email has taken on it way with the ip addresses.

You can check the location of this ip addresses by using the free site http://www.iplocation.net/. The location shall match the promoted location and country of your communication partner. Be aware, that the location can be the next larger city next to the address of your communication partner.

If you have did not find something negative about your new business partner, then you should continue with Using Google for making a background check of your business partner

 

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