Scam Alert: WorldWideWeb Register

By , 18 March 2008

Scam Alert: WorldWideWeb Register

Everyone is used to getting spam and scams in their email, but every now and again a sophisticated scammer will launch a postal mail campaign which even has experienced Internet users wondering if it is legitimate. The most recent comes from a Spanish company and is headed "WorldWideWeb Register" (see below).

The letter tricks people into thinking they are not in an official index of the WorldWideWeb (which doesn't exist) and they should provide their details "in order to obtain immediate optimal positioning".

Scam Alert: WorldWideWeb Register

On closer examination, you'll notice that the form is actually a very expensive CD order form:

"... I give GT@P.. the order to publish my company data in the next three annual editions of its Web Company Register, both on the Internet and on CD-Rom. The total cost per edition of the service contracted ... is 877 euros. This price includes shipment of one unit per edition of the CD-Rom publication"

So, in short. You get a $1000+ CD for falling for the scam. The previous scam we wrote about was Domain Names Pty Ltd, which is also an interesting story.

If you get a letter similar to the one above, throw it away.

 

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Scam Alert: WorldWideWeb Register

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