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Old 02-15-2007, 07:02 PM   #21
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promotionexpert.com goes to a blank page for me and gets no search results on google
Exactly.

For those of you who don't know how DNS (the internet naming system) works, it's like this.

Paypal.com is a root-level domain. When you type that in, your computer goes out to a Domain Name Server, which is like a huge lookup table, like an automatic phone book. The DNS translates the name into an IP address. Then your computer goes out and contacts whatever computer is at the other end of that IP address.

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.Paypal.com is a specific computer or service within the PayPal domain. So it'll probably wind up in the same general range of IP addresses as the root-level, though not necessarily.


Now, by comparison, paypal.promotionexpert.com is a totally different animal. The root domain here is promotionexpert.com, and paypal.promotionexpert.com is a service running within that domain. The important part here is that promotionexpert.com is owned by a company other than PayPal. You can easily tell this by using the NetworkSolutions WHOIS search client. (Network Solutions is the firm which actually manages the Internet Naming and Numbering System under contract to the US Covernment)

Even more interesting, I get different ownership results for promotionexpert.com than I do for 209.208.189.123, which is what paypal.promotionexpert.com resolves to when I ping it. NetworkSolutions doesn't even recognize the name paypal.promotionexpert.com, which is another red flag.
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I think you owe each of us $15 for bursting our bubbles.
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Joe,

YOU SO SMART.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:01 PM   #24
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No problem. Just PM me your PayPal username and password, and I will put $15 into your account. I promise.
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well played, sir but seriously, i'll need to know you're somehow affiliated with promotionexpert.com before i give you any personal information
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promotionexpert.com is rebate management company that is managing the promotion for paypal (ebay). They do this service for tons of businesses. It's just like when you mail in a rebate for a place like circuitcity.com - it doesn't go to circuitycity, it goes to a place somewhere else with an address like "circuitcity.com rebate #1567, young america, MN" etc. OR onrebate.com manages all the online rebates for tigerdirect. I used a similar promotion during the holidays from them for using paypal and got a $20 rebate "attributed" to my paypal account.

here's the one I used: http://www.phishtank.com/phish_detai...phish_id=42482
phishtank isn't a bad way to "size up" offers like this
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:15 PM   #27
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****. I've had my email address for 5 years, and I don't get any spam at all. God damn ********.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:09 AM   #28
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well played, sir but seriously, i'll need to know you're somehow affiliated with promotionexpert.com before i give you any personal information
I am not with fine company promotionexpert, but rather am employed by Free Bank of Nigeria. I have come into information most secret about accounts belonging to exiled leader, and require the assistance of a European or American citizen to move these abandoned monies.

Please good and trustworthy sir, may I enlist your most generous and confidential assistance in this matter, for which you will be given 10% of all monies exchanged.

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It would be my honor to represent both America and Europe in aiding you with these transactions. (proceeds to hand over all personal effects)
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I am not with fine company promotionexpert, but rather am employed by Free Bank of Nigeria. I have come into information most secret about accounts belonging to exiled leader, and require the assistance of a European or American citizen to move these abandoned monies.

Please good and trustworthy sir, may I enlist your most generous and confidential assistance in this matter, for which you will be given 10% of all monies exchanged.

no problem... want to use a fake escrow service like you buddy that wanted to buy my '87 econoline van for $12K US?
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no problem... want to use a fake escrow service like you buddy that wanted to buy my '87 econoline van for $12K US?
No, but for I will be to send you bank chack drawn on foreign account in amount of $15,000 US fund. That this is more than the amount of the vehicle which is $12,000- and I request that on your deposit you please refund to me the excess amount of $3,000 US fund.
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Joe,

YOU SO SMART.

That's what you get when you hold a Ph.D in Astrophysics, are board-certified to practice neurology and an adjuct professor of Philosophy. :gay:
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No, but for I will be to send you bank chack drawn on foreign account in amount of $15,000 US fund. That this is more than the amount of the vehicle which is $12,000- and I request that on your deposit you please refund to me the excess amount of $3,000 US fund.
The amount of the vehicle was $750, and they wanted $11,250 refunded to "cover their shipping expenses". People who fall for that scam really deserve what they get. I was tempted to accept the deal and mail him a rubber check.
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That's what you get when you hold a Ph.D in Astrophysics, are board-certified to practice neurology and an adjuct professor of Philosophy.
Hahahaha. I didn't think anybody actually read that far down!
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The amount of the vehicle was $750, and they wanted $11,250 refunded to "cover their shipping expenses". People who fall for that scam really deserve what they get. I was tempted to accept the deal and mail him a rubber check.
There was a great one a while back where some guy had some Apple hardware (a powerbook, I think) on eBay, and somebody tried to pull that scam on him. The seller played along, and shipped the dude a very large a heavy box, freight collect, containing nothing but a bunch of old dead hardware with "PowerBook" written on it.

Here, I just googled it, and I think this was the one: http://www.siliconvalleysleuth.com/2...he_powerb.html
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for the record I checked, it's there.
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Nice. Fortunate it wasn't a ripoff.
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I got another email yesterday from PayPal for $5 off my next purchase of $20+
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What the hell, why don't i get those offers.
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you are too hard to track down- always embarking on interstate travel

This is the second time promotionexpert paypal promotions have paid me. 2 for 2 - 100% success. Paypal has a fraud alert form on their site and will confirm any promotions. - rob
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