How Spammers Do It –and– Our New Mobile Site

Have you ever wondered how advertisers (read spammers?) make that email they send you look so personal?  Here’s one I received recently … and dissected:

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EXPOSED: Texas Mom Makes $8,000/Month…..

“Online jobs open now – submit your application here:

?<div class=”SUBHEAD-1”>Have You Ever Considered Working From Home Online?</div>
“<br />
“Kim Swartz from <script type=”text/javascript”>document.write(geoip_city());</script>, <script type=”text/javascript”>document.write(geoip_region());</script> never thought that she would work online, until curiosity got the best of her and she ordered a course from Millionaire author Michelle Withrow called” …. blah, blah, blah.
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Notice the coding, “(geoip_city());”?  That tells the email to place YOUR Internet Service Provider’s CITY NAME there.  In my case, it had my supposed neighbor, Kim Swartz, living 20 miles away … but still in my state (Texas), as directed to by “(geoip_region());”

All this was supposed to make me say/believe, “Hey, if close-neighbor Kim can do this, I can, too!  So, I’ll send them my $49.97 so I can work from home.”  But the truth-of-the-matter is, there is no “Kim Swartz” and she lives nowhere near me!  The sender of that email is a liar.

You can discover the same, if you question the veracity of of an email, by right-clicking anywhere on it and choosing “View page source” in Firefox or Chrome, or “View source” in Internet Explorer.

I hope this saves you some money (or some grief)!
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I just put up a new mobile website which I hope you’ll visit and pass-the-word about (it’s only 4 pages long).  It can be viewed on your PC, but it’s formatted for phones:

http://m.internet-grocer.com

Remember to check our Daily Specials at http://www.internet-grocer.net!

‘Til next time, stay safe … and prepared!

Bruce

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[Real name] Bruce Hopkins [Current residence] Quinlan, Texas [Work history in chronological order] Grape Picker, Scullery Captain, Printer, Preacher, Restaurant Manager, Gas Station Attendant, Copier Service Technician, Satellite Systems Service Technician, Satellite Systems Service Manager, Customer Service Manager, Family Law Legal Forms Typist, Storable Foods Business Owner, Courier, Telephone Support Tech, Telephone Sales of UPSs. Wanna hire me?
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