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# 38625 2-Aug-2009 18:18
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I have just noticed a "press release" going around for a new service that promises you can "watch everything and anything live online for free".

If you visit the page (which is actually hosted on a free Blogger account) you will be told that you can download free movies if you complete a survey. If you click YES then your browser will redirect to a "survey" that is in fact a SMS scam. The fineprint says:

"By signing up to this service and by entering your personal PIN Code which will be sent to the mobile phone number supplied by you on this website, you acknowledge that you are subscribing to our service and that you may receive marketing messages. All plans are subject to the Terms and Conditions. You may stop this Flirting Tips subscription service at any time by sending a text message with STOP, to short code 4477. Your phone must be polyphonic compatible, be Internet-enabled and have text messaging capability. You must be the owner of this device and either be at least eighteen years old or have the permission of your parent or guardian. Customers will receive the Flirting Tips club at $5.00 three times per week plus one off club joining fee of $5.00. Standard/other text messaging rates may apply."

If you disable javascript and load the blogspot page you can see it's actually just a collection of links to illegal download sites.

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  # 241524 2-Aug-2009 18:54
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oh no, and it's "My Luv Crush" again, the biggest SMS scam of them all. My faithful hacked firefox disabled all the links.

I might talk to some people next week to see if myluvcrush can be finally barred for good.

I'd spotted this before but the "monetisation" host, CPALEAD was of course blocked at root level on my network.

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  # 241640 2-Aug-2009 22:59
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These "surveys" are common place on internet sites specialising in online tv/film streams and gaming websites. A quick search under "watch X for free online" or similar will always bring up a few of these sites. It's funny how people's desire to get something for nothing usually ends up costing them in the long run.

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