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Email marketing using trojan that sends emails to all contacts on someones list...

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by Brgritt, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Brgritt

    Brgritt Newbie

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    We are buying leads from someone who is using plimus, they are marketing their work from home product by having some sort of trojan infect an email account then send their product to everyone on the hacked email's contact list. So it says something like "check this out", and it appears to be from someone they know, so they are much more likely to buy. A few questions:

    -Is this a common way that affiliates market?
    -How dangerous is this method (legally), i'm guessing pretty dangerous.
    -Does anyone here use or know anybody that uses this method successfully?
     
  2. brandama

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    It is malware that probably uses a key logger or equivalent, so it is illegal.
     
  3. Grinch

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    Well someone did this to my email last year and 2 months later there "team" was arrested. It doesnt sound that bad but this is a felony.