We see hundreds of adverts, “get rich quick” emails and every other type of enticement for you to give money to someone, with the “promise” of a big reward down the line. We cannot stress enough that NO-ONE except the person or company offering these opportunities ever makes any money.
Most of the emails are scummy and spammish, get caught up in spam filters or are so obvious anybody deciding to visit the page, knows what they are letting themselves in for. The email normally says something like ” Wonderful opportunity to make money” , “Guaranteed income of $xx,000 per month”, “Work from home and make $$$$ in your spare time”. They are all scams, misleading and totally unbelievable. If People want to throw their money away, who are we to try to stop them.
If you have spare money that you are want to give away, then instead of throwing at these scammers, give it to a Wildlfe Rescue and Rehabilition charity that I support, or donate a small amount to any other charity of your choice. But what has changed recently is the increased use of fake invoices, bank statements and other fraudulent methods to entice or persuade a recipient to visit the sites.
These Binary Options fraud scams continue to come every day. Today’s example that needs highlighting is an email that pretends to be an invoice, charging you $189, that will be taken from your account at end of today.
From: Pearl Dawson <email@example.com>
Date: Mon 11/07/2016 09:23
Subject: License Notification
Attachment: None, links in body of email
THIS IS AN AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EMAIL FROM AN UNMONITORED EMAIL BOX. DIRECT ALL RESPONSES HERE.
Congratulations [redacted] [REDACTED]
your License application has been submitted successfully.
Your application ID number is as follows: 2-1866253
Next steps: In order to successfully complete your licensing, we will AUTOMATICALLY DEBIT YOUR ACCOUNT in the amount of $189.00 ($100 for licensing fees and & $89 for administration fees) at the end of the business day, today.
Registration Effective Date Jul 11 2016
Thank you for submitting your application.
Please note that all electronic applications are processed in date order.
Once your application is processed and it meets all the licensing requirements, you will receive an email that indicates your license is issued and you may print or download your license from our website (click here).
This process could take from two to three weeks from the date of this application.
If at any time you would like to cancel your licensing application, please contact us on our website by clicking here.
This email was sent to [REDACTED]. If you are not the owner of [REDACTED], or you believe that you received this message in error, please click here.
All links go to http://track.bestportional.com/redirect.php?id=PDhlMzE2MjdlNGM3MWU3ZmMyZTdlMzQ1MTM1MTFlYzAzQHRyYWNrLmJlc3Rwb3J0aW9uYWwuY29tPg%3D%3D&ref=aHR0cDovL2FwcC5mcmVlY2FzaGFwcC5sYS9hZmZfYWQ%2FY2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9M0Q2JmFmZl9pZD0zRDImc291cmNlPTNEQ0l8NDMwPQ0KLUp1bCAxMSAyMDE2LTM0MCZob3N0TmFtZUlkPTNEOTU3NyZhZmZfc3ViPTNEJWVtYWlsJSZhZmZfc3ViMj0zRCVtZXNzYWdlX2lkPQ0KJQ%3D%3D&e=1 which redirects you to http://www.optionsniper.co/?clickID=2014360&affname=Vg&S1=1023437ac28138ffc65cc7fd424dfe&S2=&S3=&S4=&S5=&project_id=Pb&affiliate_id=2014360&affiliate_network=brokerclicks or http://www.finalalgo.com/?utm_source=jack&utm_campaign=102c9ff0732c06738b1c3e0e9f28dd&vid=old
Last week we saw a massive increase in what we would call criminal fraud in emails spamming out these “Snake Oil”, “Get Rich Quick” scans. Instead of the usual spam emails, we are seeing loads of fake invoices, all with links to various companies that pass through or redirect the user to http://www.quickcashsystem.biz/?offerID=1062&p=10274a38b6a0b47645075132d8d48c ( They are probably affiliate references so the scummy scammers can pay the evil fraudsters who send victims to them). The reference number is different, depending on the “victim’s IP number”. I visited via different proxies and got a different reference number each visit.
We know the whole thing is a scam because any Binary Option or other trading scheme, or indeed any other money making scheme that actually works, would be flooded out and genuine adverts or links from other sites would be more than sufficient to get visitors.
Once they start to use dubious, misleading and outright fraudulent methods to get visitors to the site, you know it is a scam.
What worries us the most is not this Binary Options scam at the end, but the use of fake invoices or bank statements and the way that the links can then be set to send you anywhere. You could be sent to an exploit site, where if you have vulnerable versions of software on your computer, have malware installed without any action on your part.
This all starts off with an email like one of these:
This first one pretends to be an Account Balance Warning from an unnamed bank. All the links go to http://beckham7.com/lists/link.php?M=28914&N=33&L=18&F=H where you are redirected ( eventually) to http://www.quickcashsystem.biz/?offerID=1062&p=102798821e1ff5eaafa8251b9ba26e where a video immediately starts playing offering you, showing you a big mansion, expensive cars and the chance to make $$$$$.
Later in the day all these links started to redirect to http://www.tradetrackerpro.org/?offerID=1065&p=102fc819983be94dbfaa4e3101259a which is a similar Binary Trading Options site with the same disclaimer warning hidden away at the bottom of the page.
This one pretends to be an electronics invoice and at a first quick glance, you could quite easily mistake it for an Ebay invoice and follow the links to see what on earth has happened, because you don’t remember ordering anything. This one leads to http://a2cd.com/lists/link.php?M=29114&N=33&L=18&F=H which redirects to http://www.quickcashsystem.biz/?offerID=1062&p=102798821e1ff5eaafa8251b9ba26e
This 3rd example is so generic that almost anyone receiving it would click through to see what or how this mistake could have been made. This goes to http://steps123.com/lists/link.php?M=29215&N=41&L=20&F=H and redirects to http://www.quickcashsystem.biz/?offerID=1062&p=102798821e1ff5eaafa8251b9ba26e
You eventually end up on this page, whichever link you follow to start with:
Following the disclaimer link, you get a page that does warn you “The www.quickcashsystem.biz sales video is fictitious and was produced to portray the potential of the www.quickcashsystem.biz 3rd party signals software. Actors have been used to present this opportunity and it should be viewed for entertainment purposes. We do not guarantee income or success, and example results in the video and anywhere else on this website do not represent an indication of future success or earnings. ”