Lame spam of the day: Raw spam merge text

Robert Weiner

Some newbie spammer posted a message on my site that shows the contents of their spam merge database. I recognize so many snippets that have appeared in my spam folder over the years. { {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It’s|It It goes on and on, but you''ll get the idea pretty quickly. I found it fascinating.

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Lame spams of the day: Support Center

Robert Weiner

This batch of spams looks like Facebook messages -- same colors, fonts, and formatting, and they have a "Go To Profile" button. Sample: SpamBut they don't mention Facebook. Does the familiar look and feel dupe people into clicking before they read? According to this post , they're selling meds online. Senders: Anna Norman []. Valentina Byrd []. Cheyanne Conley [].

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Lame spam of the day: Digg + Facebook

Robert Weiner

I've seen two versions of this spam claiming to be verification of Facebook social sharing on Digg. Your profile has two different views reachable through clickable tabs: • View My Profile: see your profile as your network does. Edit My Profile: edit the different elements of your profile. View profile details. One said it's a Facebook verification, the other a Digg verification. Version 1: Sender: Facebook Verification (

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Lame spams of the day: another roundup

Robert Weiner

An almost identical spam with Invoice_P350.htm claimed to come from Safeco: Good day. Subject: Svetlana has just updated new her profile. Nastya has just updated new her profile. Malware Scam Spam VirusesHere's a selection of messages from spammers who don't even seem to be trying -- no graphics, no attempt to make the links look legit, plain text. Are these spammers just lazy or do these things actually work? Bottom line: think before you click.

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Lame spams of the day: so many ebills

Robert Weiner

To set up alerts sign on clicking here and go to Account Profile. Here's a sample: Malware SpamI got two dozen of these this morning, which may be some kind of record. This site says they're malware delivery devices, so do not click on them! A few of the senders:

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Lame spams of the day: More fake LinkedIn invitations

Robert Weiner

Genuine LinkedIn invitations include a photo, the sender's company, a link to view their profile, and the number of shared connections. Scam SpamThese are similar to the Linkedin scam I wrote about a year ago. At a casual glance they look like real LinkedIn invitations, but a moment of scrutiny shows they aren't real. Also, the accept button on a real LinkedIn message just says "Accept." These say "Accept Raymond Wilson (or whomever -- no apostrophe) Invitation".

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Lame spams of the day: More people sending me money

Robert Weiner

Click on Settings and Profile in the Main Menu, and select. Fraud Scam SpamEven more people want to send me money. Here are a few examples: Sender: Authorize.Net ( Subject: Successful Credit Card Settlement Report. Text: Dear Customer, The following is your Credit Card settlement report for Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Transaction Volume Statistics for Settlement Batch dated 14-Aug-2012. Batch ID: 320541579. Business Day: 14-Aug-2012.

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Lame spam of the day: Rock Cruit/Rockzone Management

Robert Weiner

I've been seeing a bunch of spams trying to prey on job seekers. Based on your profile, you may qualify for options currently available with a monthly salary in the. Phishing Scam SpamParticularly evil in these tough times. None of them attempts to disguise the URL they're linking to. Judging from this writeup , they're phishing, not downloading malware.

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Lame spams of the day: confirmation from [insert social network name]

Robert Weiner

In the past 2 days I've received spams in the form of confirmations from MySpace, Habbo, Tagged, and Foursquare. Sure you're ready to let go of your friends, music, and that profile design you spent so much time creating? Canceling your account means your profile and all your content will be removed from Myspace and you can't get it back! Why not preserve your profile, playlists and photos by deleting your friends and changing your privacy setting to "Only my friends?"

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Facebook friend request or old fashion spam?

John Haydon

Here we have an example of your garden-variety friend request popup: And here we have a variation of that same popup: Facebook knows spam culture. It seems that through a spam-filterer algorithm, Facebook is able to identify users who are more likely to receive friend requests from people who actually don’t know the user. Profiles are for people, Pages are for nonprofits and businesses. Facebook Tips facebook page spam

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Lame spam of the day: Validate Your Internet Listing – Yellow PagesUSA

Robert Weiner

The Yellow Pages using spam to get listings? Any additional company information,which may serve to update your profile, is appreciated. The attachment is a PDF so it's most likely safe but not completely risk free. I searched for subject line and found an example of what I'm guessing is the attachment. The fine print at the bottom says: We are compiling data for Yellow PagesUSA Corp. It is our objective to advertise your company products and service.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


It’s called email deliverability , and the gist of it is this: the more people that mark your messages as spam or consistently delete them, the higher the probability that email providers like Google will deliver your messages to junk folders. You can put this information to work now by creating donor personas for your organization with this Nonprofit Donor Persona Template, which includes nine customizable template pages with full profiles and a sample to get you started.

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11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. That said, I do not cover personal LinkedIn Profiles in my upcoming webinar How Nonprofits Can Successfully Use Twitter and LinkedIn , but LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages are covered in detail in both the webinar and in the book. Fill Out Your Profile to “100 Percent Completeness”.

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Epic Upgrade To Pages

John Haydon

There are three significant changes to Facebook Pages (in addition to several minor changes): Login as Page or Profile – You can now toggle between being logged in as a Profile or logged in as a Page. New layout mirrors Profiles - Pages now have the same layout as Profiles. How to toggle between “Page&# and “Profile&#. This also means you have to be more careful about coming across as “spam&#.

12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report


Having a healthy list means your emails are not going to spam which means your targeted audience is seeing your content and donating or taking action. Some of the reasons for a high spam rate include: Making unsubscribing difficult. This allows nonprofits to tap into our massive activist network of over 59 million Action Profiles in the EveryAction network.

10 Email Resolutions for the New Year


Did you know an average of 18.21% of emails go straight to spam? Conditional content allows you to use if-then statements and create dynamic ask strings, taking advantage of the rich data you have on each supporter and customizing messaging based on their individual profile. Over time your email list can gather users who are no longer engaged or worse have all your emails sent to spam (see deliverability).

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NetCentric Advocacy: Distributed Photo screening. Will it work? Hell yes.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Ants: Transactions as the message: How does your advoacy smell to other ants? From 10 Hours a Week, $10 Million a Year - New York Times Mr. Frind has refined a formula for analyzing customer feedback and arriving at a determination of whether a given forum post is spam and should automatically be deleted. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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The Unofficial User’s Manual For Updating Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

On Page as Profile. If you are not an admin of the Page, this simply requires posting a status update as you would on any other Page or Profile. On Profile as Page. The best way to do this is to tag the Page in a status update on your Profile. The assumption is that Page admins can post updates on their Page directly and don’t need the ability to tag through their profile. On your profile to a subset of your friends.

First Reflections on Jumo

Amy Sample Ward

So far, trying to navigate the site to browse or set up a profile has about a 50/50 chance of hitting either a 504 or 500 error page. I’m not sure that organizations will want to maintain, or create, a profile on facebook just as a ticket to using Jumo. “Amy Sample Ward wrote on her/her profile:&#. You would need to seek out the details to find out what the donation details are even though the option for people to donate through the profile is there immediately!

6 merits to make your Instagram account private

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Every user on Instagram can choose to determine and verify the person’s profile before adding him to the list. Some reasons to convert your profile to private: Controlled viewers : When a person has an individual account on Instagram, then it becomes his wish as to who he wants to keep in his list of followers. Prevents spam : When a user has converted their Instagram profile private, he can control random marketing or any irrelevant comments from strangers.

Email is dead … long live Email?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

First, spam was going to kill email. It certainly is true that most email sent these days is spam, but that hasn’t managed to kill it. It’s quite a powerful tool, and has everything you’d want in a private social media site – friending, profiles, groups, collaboration tools, etc. 5) BuddyPress: BuddyPress is a plug-in that adds features to a WordPress MU site ( multi site ), such as profiles, groups, friending, etc.

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Monetizing My Social Network

Robert Weiner

Today I received spam from a site called Frens Zone that will allow me to make money off my social network. You even earn points when other members view your profile. Last month I posted about how Facebook was making money by datamining my friends. I can. earn instant cash by just referring your friends. The more you referred, the more you earn. You are rewarded with valuable points whenever you post photos, videos, blogs, comments.

Google+ and Nonprofits: No Worries If You Have Not Yet Been Invited!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) Google+ is deleting profiles that are being converted in brand pages. However, “sometime later this year&# Google+ will launch profiles for brands. In the meantime, Google will actively seek out and delete user-profiles that have been converted to brand profiles. 2) Google is currently requesting early adopters for Google+ Entity Profiles. It’s also worth pointing at out that at this stage Google is calling them “Entity Profiles.&#.

82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

million) due to spam filters ( EveryAction ). However, nonprofits lose 20.18% of their revenue due to spam filters. 77% of nonprofits worldwide have a Twitter Profile. 50% of NGOs worldwide have an Instagram Profile. Fundraising Stats. The average online gift in 2018 was $96.40 USD ( Blackbaud Luminate Online Report ). of overall fundraising in 2018 came from online giving ( Charitable Giving Report ). 54% of donors worldwide prefer to give via credit or debit card.

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Link Love Monthly: Best of February 2010


Reorder the Sections on Your LinkedIn Profile: Now You’re in Control (LinkedIn Blog). The wisdom of the spam (Acronym). Here’s my monthly selection of links to some of the most interesting posts that I’ve read and shared over the last 30 days. These kinds of posts are what inform our own writing here at SocialFishing; hope you’ll dip in an out at your leisure!

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Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Spam filters serve as email’s natural predator, but even something as common as low open rates can get an organization’s messages sent to the “other” folder in the inbox. To make it easy for them to do, be sure to create a Facebook share link that will post the content to their Facebook profile with one click. A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Of course, the correct answer is almost always “both.”

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How to Use CRM + Donor Management Software to Talk to Anyone


It’s called email deliverability , and the gist of it is this: the more people that mark your messages as spam or consistently delete them, the higher the probability that email providers like Google will deliver your messages to junk folders. Includes: nine customizable template pages with full profiles and a sample to get you started.

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11 LinkedIn Group Management Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To jump-start your group, you will need to promote it on your website, in your e-newsletter, and in your social networking profiles. By default, logging in regularly to approve new members also makes you a better group manager, because while you are logged in, you should also be participating in discussions and managing spam. Requiring approval to join forces you to be engaged in your group on a regular basis and take responsibility for monitoring spam.

Best Craigslist Personals Alternatives In 2019


Its unique feature of the CMB is that each user has a limit to the number of profiles they can interact with each day. The major advantage of the apps is that it doesn’t allow users to search other profiles which means that its privacy is at its best. Its significant advantages are that this app has a spam filtration technique which ensures a reduced spam content on the site — a menace which affects almost all online dating sites. What is Craigslist personals?

LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?


For Unlisted groups, the group logo will only be visible on members’ profiles to other members of that group and the group will not be findable via any search engine—so if people have been finding your group, then your organization, via LinkedIn groups, that’s about to end if your group is Unlisted. Association takeaway : more work for moderators but, in theory, less spam.

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How To Turns Facebook Friends Into Fans And Customers (Guest Post)

John Haydon

Although my Facebook Page has a good number of fans, I have over 2300 friends on my personal Profile that share my love for birdwatching. The Facebook profile is a complement to your Facebook page. A Facebook profile with thousands of selected friends within your field of interest (5000 is the top limit) simulates the function of a Facebook group as the content often is about the topic that is valuable for your friends with a common interest. Your profile is nurtured daily.

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Addressing Accessibility in Social Media


Many non-profits have embraced features such as forums, blogs, user profiles, and photo/video sharing as a means to extend their reach. User Accounts & Profiles. When developing social sites, personal user accounts and profiles form the backbone of such destinations. If you have ever implemented a web submission form on your site, you quickly realized that without spam protection your environment was vulnerable to unwanted content. By Stuart Holland, Sr.

Is it better to Retweet old-school style, or use Twitter’s Retweet function?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Pros of Twitter’s Retweet Function: 1) The logo of the profile that you are Retweeting is sent out to your followers. 5) Your “Profile&# view just doesn’t have Tweets with your logo (it’s all about me!), After a year in use, perhaps the Twitterverse has become more accustomed and more tolerant of seeing Tweets in their “Home&# view from Twitter profiles that they aren’t following?

Why Segmentation Is So Important in Email Marketing


Your database system should allow you to build a profile for your top segments. It will also help to prevent people from marking you as Spam. In today’s modern email marketing environments, lots of focus is placed on design and content – which we can all agree are very important aspects of any email campaign. However, there is one component of soliciting your donors which should be considered for any and every communication you generate via email.

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Eight Simple Ways To Engage Your Facebook Fans In Three Minutes Or Less

John Haydon

I recently conducted a few informal experiments with some Facebook Pages and my own Facebook Profile. The best way to avoid coming across as spam is to 100% promote the other Page on your Page. One obvious requirement for nonprofit marketing on Facebook is regularly posting interesting content on your Facebook Page. Don’t be scared by the word “content&# – it’s definition includes a lot more than blog posts and videos. Status updates count.

Instagram for Nonprofits: A Beginner’s Guide


On creation, you can select that you are a nonprofit organisation, and this will show on your profile. You can use in-app analytics, add more information like a contact number or web address to your profile, and access Instagram’s advertising features. You should also analyse which content, including your captions and hashtags as well as your imagery, results in the best engagement and click-through rates (either to your profile or your website). Archives. by Zoe Allen.

The Key to Multichannel Engagement: Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Write your texts well and they stand a good chance of being highly effective—and they won’t be misinterpreted as unwanted spam. By collecting email addresses, you can create more comprehensive profiles on your customers and use the information to optimize your advertising efforts. In a world where multichannel engagement is everything, how do you get people to turn those channels on?

10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some subscribers to your email list will visit your nonprofit’s Twitter Profile or Facebook Page to retweet or share a story or call-to-action that is featured in your e-newsletter or fundraising appeal. Before you send out emails, ensure that you have pinned the featured story or call-to-action of your email to your Twitter Profile and Facebook Page. 8) Allow staff to link to their LinkedIn Profiles in their online bios on your website.

Come back NOW!


That subject line has to dock them a few spam points," said my husband, who works in online communications at a nonprofit. But even though I''m aware that nonprofits can and do profile me, if one sent me emails that clearly indicated that they keep track of where I go on their website, I wouldn''t be happy, and I might even be driven away as a supporter. In an effort to avoid those sanity-draining trips to the mall, I''ve been doing a lot more shopping online.

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TwitterBeat: Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn?

See What's Out There

Facebook is rapidly transitioning from its college roots to a space for the professional world just as LinkedIn has added new applications like RSS feeds and SlideShare to make its user profiles more personal. Next week’s question: Do you have a secret for dealing with spam email? Last week we asked our friends on Twitter, " What do you have more of - Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or LinkedIn contacts?

5 Practical Reasons Why You Fail To Get Digital Marketing Results

Nonprofits Source

Web scraping tools like Moz, Ahrefs, or SEMrush are also helpful in analyzing the backlink profile or social shares of each site. Typically this means I agree not to sell their email and not to spam their inbox. According to industry research , 63% of marketers say generating traffic and leads to their website is their top marketing challenge. Meanwhile, 40% say they struggle to prove the ROI of their digital marketing initiatives.

Seven Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Page


Twitter is meant to improve communication, not just by limiting you to 140 characters, but also using the limited space in your profile page. Whether you are just starting to think about getting an account and creating a presence on Twitter, or if you've got a legion of followers, here are 7 tips you can try to optimize your profile page: Username/"Handle" - Short, identifiable, organization oriented. By William Naylor, Client Support and Training, thedatabank.

Social Networks and Digital Sharecropping

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Signing up for new ones, making profiles, adding friends, adding applications, etc. They own my profile, and whatever time I spend adding content. A new social networking site, called “Quetchup&# spammed (without permission) the contacts of people who signed up for the site.