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Read this if you got an email about buying space on your site

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Bi-IT, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Bi-IT

    Bi-IT Regular Member

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    Today I got this email from Ilyes Leclerc (ileclerc@melnel.com)

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    First email:
    Title: We would like to buy banner space on DOMAIN.COM (I replaced with domain.com, original is my site name)
    Body: Hi,
    
    We are looking for new advertisement platforms and we are interested in your site DOMAIN.COM.
    Is it possible to place banner on your site on a fee basis?
    
    Best regards,
    Ilyes Leclerc
    Then I replied to them ask for more detail and what they need. Then:
    Second email:

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    Re: We would like to buy banner space on DOMAIN.Com
    Body: Hello,
    Thanks for reply to our proposal!
    
    I represent Melnel Agency. At the moment we are preparing an advertising campaign for Lacoste Company (it is a French company producing clothes, footwear, perfumery etc.) We already have designed banners for the campaign, they are the following sizes: 160x600, 240x400, 300x250, 336x280, 468x60, 728x90.
    What can be your price for one banner (banner should appear at ALL pages of your site) of abovementioned sizes (please specify the place for the banner ? top, bottom, left, right)? Please mention a normal link for banner, without javascript code and set prices in US dollars per month.
    
    Best regards, 
    [COLOR="red"]Ilyes Leclerc.
    site: www.melnel.com
    e-mail: ileclerc@melnel.com
    phone: + (0)9 78 62 95 19[/COLOR]
    So I think it?s real people with real Advertiser so I continue replied to them. The third email to me:

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    Title: Re: We would like to buy banner space on DOMAIN.Com
    Body: Hi!
    Thanks for reply to our proposal!
    We like your price.
    To pass to the banner control system follow the link http://webmaster.melnel.com
    To enter use the following data:
    
    login: DOMAIN.COM
    password: CFOI33J 
    
    You should install and activate the plugin in order to display advertisement. Before making payment, advertiser must approve location of the banner. The banner will be shown on your site when you add special code to your web- address (for example: http://DOMAIN.com/?adv_test=1). It means, that visitors will see the banner only if it is approved and payment made.
    
    To get installation instruction for your site type pass to: http://docs.melnel.com/wp_install
    To activate your site you have to enter the code: 5LS-7HW-PRQ
    
    What way of payment is suitable for you?
    
    Best regards, 
    [COLOR="red"]Ilyes Leclerc.
    site: www.melnel.com
    e-mail: ileclerc@melnel.com
    phone: + (0)9 78 62 95 19[/COLOR]
    Then I followed all instructions gave to me and installed that plug-in, it named ADV plug-in. But I don?t any different when I installed it then I Google and realized they?re an scammer. (You can Google ADV plug-in with scammer you will got a lot of information.)
    When I knew that, I remove it immediately and folder was created on your root folder on your hosting ? its adv_banner. But I don?t know what will happen to my host when I activated that plug-in, I contacted hosting support to check my host if any activites unsual.
    I don?t know how they scam but I think they can do something not good to our host when we installing that plug-in. Be awere of that
     
  2. unknownn

    unknownn BANNED BANNED

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    They can redirect your traffic or add links to your site