Search Engine Registration – Do Not Fall For This Scam

I’ve seen an uptick in spam in my inboxes lately, much of it in the same format – there must be a new spammer active in Russia or somewhere similar. However, I’ve also gotten a rash of solicitations to “register my domain” with various search engines, like the following website that I was led to.

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A video asssociated with this or a similar site claims that if I don’t use their services, it could take months or even years for my domain to be recognized by the major search engines.

Bullshit

This, of course, is nonsense. The crawlers are very efficient, usually picking up new websites in a matter of hours. You don’t need to pay the $99.00 or the $299.00 to scum-sucking scammers like this to get your website  noticed. Of course, there are things you can do to increase your visibility, but paying lots of money for a worthless service is not one of them.

Another scummy scam is run by some necrotic filth-bag named Colin Walker (probably a phony name), who is the registered owner of PremierSubmissions.com. Here’s their putrid email to me:

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This email is not just misleading, it’s full of outright lies; there’s a hot rock in Hell waiting for the asshats who run this kind of fraud.

Click through for some additional information over at Hoax-Slayer.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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4 responses to “Search Engine Registration – Do Not Fall For This Scam

  1. I might have fallen for a phishing scam yesterday. That’s what happened. Yesterday and the day before I had done quite a bit of online shopping, and one site constantly refused to accept my German Mastercard. The American one finally went through. And, as I said, I did some more shopping, this time on my German Mastercard again, which all went through.
    And then I got an e-mail apperently from Mastercard, telling me that because of frequent use in the last few days they had deactivated the card and I had to let them know within 24 hours that the purchases were legitimate and by me. Otherwise they would cancel my card and issue me a new one for a fee of 49.99 Euros. With all my shopping plus the non-acceptance of my German Card for one of the purchases, I didn’t think any bad of that e-mail and clicked on the link provided. The page that showed up wanted some information I considered “innnocent”, my name, date of birth and address. When I clicked on “next”, it didn’t work, though, but told me I had used a character in the “city field” that was not allowed. I checked and entered “Karnes City” again, but no avail. Then I tried to click on the “support tab”, and that didn’t work. That page could not be found. Actually, none of the other tabs worked, either. And that was when I finally got suspicious, had a closer look at the URL, and it had some “mastercard” in it, but didn’t look like the official website.
    Well, I hope that, as I could not go to the next page in that suspicious link, the information I gave didn’t get through to whoever wanted it. And, as I said, it was “innocent” anyway insofar as all that is easily available on the internet. I checked my credit card account, but so far nothing suspicious there. Now I really hope I didn’t do anything too stupid. Will see.
    That incident, though, will make me always do what I normally do: check my e-mails online on my account, and in case I smell rat, hover the mouse over the URL and see what that address really is.
    Have a good one,
    Pit

    • Klingt stinkig an. In Betrugsfällen, würde Mastercard dir normalerweise eine neue Karte kostenlos anbieten. Mir ist sowas mit meinem Kreditunion passiert, und innerhalb einer Woche hatte ich eine neue Karte, ohne Schwierigkeiten und ohne Gebühr. Es gibt so viele Mistkerle da draußen… Viel Glück. Hoffe, daß dir nichts schlimmes passiert.

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