Dear webmasters and bloggers. Be ALERT!
A fake banner Ad Email scam is taking rounds these days.
An unknown person named Eva Goldberg of JPPConsulting.net is offering banner Ad on websites and blogs for a whooping $450 – $950/month. Lots of bloggers are getting this fake offer in their Email Inbox everyday.
Interestingly, the scammer is sending this Email to blog owners of every niche. Irrespective of reputation, traffic and content quality. There are high chances of newbie bloggers falling in to this trap, with such a lucrative offer.
Fake Email from Eva Goldberg
What the Email says? Check it out below -
From: Eva Goldberg
Subject: Banner on your website
My name is Eva Goldberg, representing the advertising department of the JPP Consulting company. We are interested to place an ad (banner), of your choice, on your website.
Design and sizes can be seen on our website at www.jppconsulting.net/id_
Depending on the banner size you choose we can pay between $450 – $950/month.
If you are interested please let me hear from you.
Why JPPConsulting.net is Fake
1. The website is registered on June 08, 2012 and expires on June 08, 2013 according to Who.is. Can you believe a website who is ready to pay you 950 US$ /month for banner Ad, and registered for such a short period of time? Most reputed companies register their domain names for multiple years.
2. You need to install Java applet on your PC to see their website. There is a series of Java vulnerabilities going around in online world these days.
3. The site JPPConsulting.net is looking fake, and without much information.
4. They are sending millions of Emails to webmasters of all niches, irrespective of quality and traffic level.
What should be your Action
- Disregard this fake Email.
- If you have visited the site, don’t install the Java applet it requests you to do.
- If you installed the Java applet and responded the Email also, don’t proceed further. Next they will tell you to install a software or a plugin kind of thing – A sure-shot recipe to get your blog hacked
NEWS: As of now, no webmaster or blogger openly reported about any damage or hacking of their site due to this scam. Although millions of webmasters have been getting this Email everyday.
Have you got this Fake Email recently? Do share your experience in the comments below.