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3. We need to have program visit url's that we request after logged into email account. Of course we will spoof ip that our program uses so that when it checks email then visits site it looks legit in url owner's (the person we are suckering) stats package.
4. If person gives us a domain address we will take a quick visit and find a guestbook or other form on site. Our program will then go to that url and enter fake information like name and email address. If we find a newsletter subscription form we can have our program join list. How many fake emails to enter? Depends on how much they pay us. Remember, they are legit email addresses but there is never anybody home.
The system is now in place. The poor sucker pays us money and we type their url into our system for their web site and forms. Next day according to what we want they have enough traffic and emails to keep them happy with handing over cash.
Does this scare you? It should because it is happening right now.
How can you avoid this?
1. Watch company you are dealing with. Do they sell email lists? If they do they are crooks!!! Stay away.
2. Get on their list for a long time. See what quality of their newsletter is like. Is it good information or just filler news.
3. Call Better Business Bureau in their city. Just visit http://www.networksolutions.com and look this up using their domain url address. If they are not a member, get away from them at all costs. This is a hard fast rule!
4. Talk to them on phone and ask questions about source of their advertising that gets them so much traffic. How did they get so popular? You need to find this out and verify it.
5. Finally, how much does this cost? I saw a guy pay $149.95 per year to post daily to millions of people! Yeah right. We sell classified ads with over 200,000 impressions for just $99.95. More than that and you are being suckered.
George Kosch MSc., Webmaster for Worldprofit.com, is a renowned technology services consultant and educator. He has appeared as a speaker in several technology seminars and on Canadian television as an industry expert. For other helpful information on how to grow your business, go to http://www.worldprofit.com/autoresponse. Subscribe to Worldprofit's business-building newsletters at http://www.worldprofit.com/ezines