Google Is My Best Friend
This is part three in a series of entries on one piece of spam I received today. Part One talks about how deceptive the image is
, and Part Two talks about why you shouldn't click a web link in spam
Here's a picture of the spam I received:
The image is a clickable image which sent me to a website named http://spyware-control-now.com. Now, I have no intention of doing business with these people, but I was curious to know more about them, so I visited www.google.com
to run a search on them.
Why? Because google is my best friend. When it comes to search engines, google has more websites and webpages, and generally delivers up relevant content. So I went there and entered "spyware control now" as my search terms.
The idea, of course, is to find out what others
have to say about the company. After all, if others have had bad experiences, sooner or later they'll end up on websites complaining about the firm.
Oddly enough, there was nothing
. At least...nothing relevant to this particular company or website. So I decided to get more specific, and I typed the following: "spyware-control-now.com".
Want to know what google said in response? This is great. Are you ready?Sorry, no information is available for the URL spyware-control-now.com
HA HA HA HA! This is GREAT! These idiots are so
fly-by-night that they haven't even gotten their website listed in one of the best and most powerful search engines on the planet! You know what this means, right? It means that their website hasn't even been in existence long enough to get listed. Are you going to trust these idiots with your
credit card information?
I didn't think so.A Helpful Hint
Make use of google to find out information about a company before you ever even think about doing business with them. And if they haven't even tried to get themselves listed in a major search engine like google, that means they don't plan on being around for the long haul...this is likely just a "steal their money and run" operation.