Readers are reporting to me a new spam message out today that promotes a new site free-bestbuy.com.
This spam message is designed to look like a message from BestBuy.com. It’s not. Most likely people that respond will be charged for a text message, Just as people have reported being charged $9.99 a month after receiving messages from:
Short Code: 45244 ID: 35594
The Free-BestBuy.com domain was registered just today and is listed as being owned by someone out of China.
Creation Date…….. 2012-04-25 04:10:17
Registration Date…. 2012-04-25 04:10:17
Expiry Date………. 2013-04-25 04:10:17
Organisation Name…. liu wenge
Organisation Address. jiefanglu344hao
Organisation Address. wuhan
Organisation Address. 424000
Organisation Address. HB
Organisation Address. CN
The site is said to reside on a U.S. based server with the service provider Limestone Networks. Server records show there are three sites on the server:
People who visit the fake Best Buy website are told that when they enter the code they are agreeing to the following terms:
All information provided to prizecenterdirect.us by the users of this site may be used to support our suppression, validation and enhancement services to other marketing companies, advertising agencies, compilers and data companies.
As an example, opt-out information may be shared with other marketing partners so that those users opting out of further offers are suppressed from the partner’s mailings or promotions, as well as our own. In addition to complying with our users’ preferences, it simply makes good business sense to mail only to those customers who have indicated a desire to receive such mailings.
If you enter the code you come to the following web page on premiumreward.net.Avoid Free-BestBuy.com Spam Text Message by Steve Rhode