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post #1 of 3 Old 11-26-2009, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Spam/scam/virus newsletter?

I just received a newsletter email that seems like spam/scam/virus.
All the links (to supposed diesel topics) in it point to some scam-sounding website, including the unsubscribe link.
The address of the "club" is set to Toronto.
And the fineprint says that I subscribed on Sept 1st.
The biggest hint that it's not legitimate is the fact that I received an identical newsletter email for another diesel website. Same information etc.

Just a heads up that if y'all receive this email, I suggest not to click on anything (even the unsubscribe link) and simply delete it.

Lou

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-26-2009, 08:33 AM
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They were sent out by Autoforums. They are the parent company of most Auto related forums out there. They are based out of Toronto. I received one from the 4 different diesel forums that I am a member of that Autoforums owns.

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I see, I didn't know that they bought our website too.
They seem to be an advertising/marketing company buying out enthusiast forums, now that I googled the suspicious verticalscope.com domain from their email.

Glad it's not a virus, but it's still tracking spam. I will put them on my block list.

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