It’s been brought to my attention that there’s a new wave of scams going on, with wild promises made, money gathered, and crap services provided, if any.
I took a look at a couple web pages attached to the scam, feedback forms created through Weebly for giveaways, offering no descriptions of services. They want you to send money to a paypal link they provice. Shady, but whatever. I like to think that nobody is foolish enough to send money to somebody they don’t know for servies that aren’t offered.
For giggles, I nosed around the source code for both of those pages. If you know what you’re doing, there’s a whole WORLD of information to be had in a page’s source code. Even if that page is a feedback form. You can find out the original site associated with the feedback form and who created it. You can find out where the money and information go when submitted via the form.
That’s all there. That, and so much more. But the most interesting thing I found out was that the person that created those pages used my name in their source code.
That was a big mistake.
I know that the person who created those pages and the scams that go with them is reading this.
Smile, Snookums. You’re under investigation for theft associated your most recent publishing (promotion, marketing, etc) scams. You’ve gotten away with it before, but it’s a whole new world, Princess. It’s not going to fly this time.
And you’re being looked at for impersonation and fraud for using my name and information to perpetrate those crimes, and for using the internet to do it. That’s federal.
I don’t know what you were trying to accomplish, but I guarantee that it’s not going to turn out the way your addled little brain thought it was going to.
Buckle up, Buttercup. It’s gonna get bumpy.