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Adsense scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jacquita, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jacquita

    Jacquita Junior Member

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    I responded to a craigslist ad for Market Research yesterday. This is the reply I got. Figured you guys would get a good laugh. I left off his name. Hope it isn't a member here.

    Hi:

    A market research dataset is being built and we need help in gathering information on site server reliability and ad layouts on various sites. The exercises should take the average person less than 1 minute. You can give your answers by just replying to the email.

    The first set of research activity will be light, to see if who can respond reliably. More paid assignments will be added if this goes well.

    EACH EMAILED ASSIGNMENT TAKES LESS THAN 1 MINUTE, YOU WILL RECEIVE APPROX. $0.50 PER ASSIGNMENT, TOTAL PAID OUT WEEKLY.

    If interested, here's an example of the email you will receive:

    Go to the site Example.com


    1. Time you attempted to go to site:

    2. Are you able to get to the site? [Y/N]

    3. Did the page load quickly? [Y/N]

    3. There are various "Ads by Google" on this site; Note the first one that catches your eye. Is it an picure ad or just text ad? [P/T]

    4. Was the ad you noticed located at top (T), middle (M) or bottom (B) of page? [T/M/B]

    5. Did the new page load QUICKLY when you clicked the ad? [Y/N]

    6. Was the link working? [Y/N]



    Remember this should take a minute or less--an email answer might be 1 line as follows:

    9am/y/y/t/m/y/y



    Let me know if you are interested.


    Regards,
     
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  2. dragonian

    dragonian Regular Member

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    nice try but some will fall for this 'dark' scheme those who don't know what these ads are all about
     
  3. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    with a bit of twisting... i think that could bring some extra $$ a day in. obviously if you already have adsence income and mixed in this source, and have many pages.