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AT&T Scam = Viral Method for Big Bucks!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by sypherblade, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. sypherblade

    sypherblade Junior Member

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    Hey fellow blackhatters,

    I got a SMS message the other day from a friend and it read the following:

    AT&T FREE MSG
    Attention! All AT&T
    Customers send this
    message to ten people
    and AT&T will credit your
    account $100.00.
    *both billing and prepaid
    This is true I called AT&T

    I was like, ok, another scam, no big deal. Yeah, until I ended up getting a total of 23 of those same messages from my other phone contacts! I was amazed at how fast this could travel. But I was thinking, is anyone really making money from this? No website address, no opt-in list, no affiliate text message whatever, nothing! Was this really just a simple HAHA scam just for laughs? So I was wondering if there was any way that you could start this same chain letter with lets say a simple CPA offer and bank off of it. It would be almost impossible to get caught, as when the scam spreads, you could simply say you got it from someone else.

    Any great ideas for this>?
     
  2. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    Except for the fact you have a cpa offer on it...
     
  3. sypherblade

    sypherblade Junior Member

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    I was thinking something like this. Just save as an .html and check what I mean. I was going to put a CPA offer in there somewhere. I know the code is a little scratchy, just threw it together real quick. Check it out and I'm open to ideas. Thanks all.
     

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  4. carter7984

    carter7984 Junior Member

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    I've looked into SMS Short Codes, and if I remember correctly, they are extremely hard to get ahold of and cost a ton. Plus, there are all sorts of crazy rules and laws associated with them... I wonder if you could get your hands on an Out of Country one?