- Seeing more LinkedIn related spam. Just think before you click that invite from “Monique Howard” or “John Lasister” – if you don’t know them personally or via a friend, don’t click it!
- Seeing more angelfire.com spam. This must be the new banging playground for spammers.
- Still seeing blogspot.com spam. This is starting to die down a bit, but now instead of the usual garbage dot blogspot – there are actual long names being created like MoniqueHoward1970.blogspot.com – so be careful!
- Shipping company spam. Weird that people would click on a shipping company url, but they seem to work.
Lastly, a few ways to report bit.ly spam are below. Created some basic Google Doc forms that can be used in lieu of the standard route with a bit.ly account. If you follow my @RexDixon twitter account, you have seen these promoted lately.
bit.ly or j.mp Spam Reporting Options:
- No Bit.ly Username (bit.ly or j.mp url): http://bit.ly/SpamReporting
- Long URL (no bit.ly or j.mp url): http://bit.ly/MSVLongURL
- With Bit.ly Username: http://bit.ly/ZeroSpam
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep in mind on the http://bit.ly/MSVLongURL link, that the long url can only be listed in the bit.ly spam database so that people can’t create a bit.ly or j.mp url of it – ie: doesn’t get reported outside of that system.
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