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Those lying sack of shit.
Product Placement at 3:27PM, July 29, 2009
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I spotted one of those dumb “I make 4 figures a month” ads on the internet and every once in a while, I decide to look at them to see what kind of snake oil they're pawning at the time. Today I noticed something that really helped show me how untruthful these bastards really were.

The website in question was disguised as news article, claiming to be take from a number of respected news sites, using this picture.

Here's a direct quote from the site:
The "news" article
Are online jobs the next big thing? For Sarah Wilmington and thousands of others they sure are. Sarah, a college drop-out from Reykjavík, 10 is thriving, in the middle of an economic recession working in the comfort of her own home.

bla bla bla…
Looks ok, right? Sounds like a beginning of a tantalizing tale, aimed to tell us how easy it is to become a stay-at-home millionaire, correct?

Well let's look at that place she's from. Reykjavík. What the hell? I am from Reykjavík. What are the odds?

Well, actually, the odds that Sara William is my neighbor are fairly good. In fact, the odds that she's your neighbor is equally as good as well. It doesn't matter if you live in New York, Beijing, Sydney or Buenos Aires. Odds are that Sarah Williams is going to be living in your city as well. Why?

Hidden in the page source is a code that replaces the name of the city to one that's close to you. It can do that by checking out your IP address (your internet identity). Go to this site and you, yourself can see how much info can be gathered about you, simply by knowing your IP address.

So why bother placing your home city into the text? Why, simply to give you a sense of familiarity. Someone who lives near you is making it big by using this simple system that we're showing you. Why can't you do the same? If only it was true.

This is by far the most low down lamest attempt I've ever encountered to gain my interest in something. I assume most of you were aware of this but I felt like ranting about this over here.

For those interested in checking out the site in question, it's located over here. http://www-career-digest.com/?tr=abc-us&tr3=300l
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JoeL_CQB at 3:52PM, July 29, 2009
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derp.

both site failed to point my actual location/city.

both the ip address and the scam site listed 2 different cites that are 30 minutes away from where i live.
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Sea_Cow at 4:21PM, July 29, 2009
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lol, internet
I am so happy to finally be back home
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ozoneocean at 4:43PM, July 29, 2009
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Eh, Crappy porn site ads get my location closer than that :)
 
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Walrus at 7:21PM, July 29, 2009
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Apparently I live in Oak Brook, Illinois… Lies.
 
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Ironscarf at 2:59AM, July 30, 2009
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Superb: I got London H9 - near Baton Rouge!
 
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Product Placement at 3:20AM, July 30, 2009
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Yeah, I think that the location is based on where your internet server is placed so it's not exact science. But it still places the location relatively near you since you tend to get your internet access from a nearby provider.
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Ironscarf at 3:32AM, July 30, 2009
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That can't be cause although I live in London, my IP address is nearly 200 miles away and Baton Rouge is nearly 5000 miles away!
 
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ozoneocean at 3:46AM, July 30, 2009
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What people here are saying is the example locator you provided isn't that great.
But even so we both know there ARE locators that are a lot better at working out where you are.
-and therefore those make crappy solutions for the ads they're used in simply because they are too good: that makes it obvious they're full of crap.

-ie. a picture of a semi naked female holding up a card with writing on it that says “Im in right now and waiting to ***k you”.

That just makes me think Eeeeeewwww, they're watching me, I'm leaving this webpage now. >.<
 
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da_kasha at 5:04AM, July 30, 2009
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Ooooo~ apparently I live in Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales C8

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Sea_Cow at 10:00AM, July 30, 2009
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Issaquah, Washington. They didn't even get it wrong enough to be funny. It's like the Da Vinci Code of estimations. :\
I am so happy to finally be back home
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 11:54AM, July 30, 2009
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Welland. I have no idea where ‘Welland’ is.

Read the comments.
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stinger9 at 1:04PM, July 30, 2009
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It got it fairly close for me, only about half an hours drive. I'm in Wales, but it came up with Chester, England (Well actually, it came up with Chester, C5… does it just come up with part of a postcode for the prefix or something if you are outside the US?) Had to laugh at “Comments Temporarily Disabled Due To Spam” at the bottom, and the ridiculousness of the comments there!

EDIT: The Find-IP-Address managed to get it even further away. And I'm talking about a thousand miles away. Kinda worrying when you think about it. The scam site is more reliable than the one intended to help people.
I CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO VOTE FOR A PLATYPUS!
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Product Placement at 4:38PM, July 30, 2009
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ozoneocean
-ie. a picture of a semi naked female holding up a card with writing on it that says “Im in right now and waiting to ***k you”.
What raises an eyebrow for me is that whenever I spot an add like that, most of the time the ladies in those pictures are Asian.

Didn't know I had so many promiscuous orientals, living in my neighborhood.
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seventy2 at 5:11PM, July 30, 2009
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Someone
Marco says:
July 28, 2009 at 8:33 pmHey All,

I've been following this story for quite a while now and just wanted to chime in hise and let everyone know this is real. All the info is straight forward and well organized. My husband and I got started with this a month back and started making money almost immediately. We are n
hmmm….something. well i guess in this day and age.
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it got close, but like everyone else is saying, the porn adds are closer. especially on 4chan.
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bravo1102 at 8:46AM, July 31, 2009
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It got the town I live across the street from. One side of the road is my town (Middletown), the other is Keansburg (the white trash capitol of NJ) You just cross the street from Keansburg into Middletown and the real estate values jump $50,000.

And Google earth still shows my house with a pool that I took down years ago.

Wait that girl in that porn ad! … she lives four streets over and I see her walking home from Keansburg High School… where she's a junior…
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Dark Clown at 9:08AM, July 31, 2009
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what we love is how the spot where it says leave comments is blocked due to “Spam”
or more likely, due to people warning that its a scam.

then you have ppl that did post comments saying nothing but good can come from it.
posting pics of there checks, or screen caps. yeah nothing says trust me like a few pics and flowery words.

we know this is odd due to the fact that the Net if full of re-re's that love to just post bs like Lolz or “STFU your all Gay cuz i rulz” you know, your typical morons.

but this is totaly with out the normal Net Trolls.

but if ppl honestly think that this is legit.. we hope to find them. cuz we have some DVD rewinders they might be interested in.

This Fluid feels like Pain, This stoic mood is all in vain.
I reach into the dark, I tear this other me apart.
How many years ago, How many deaths I can't let go.
My Flesh Is Temporary, My God Extraordinary.
You… can''t… Kill… My… MIND!!!!!

The War Will continue, Just on a different battle field
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lothar at 11:26AM, Aug. 1, 2009
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ozoneocean
-ie. a picture of a semi naked female holding up a card with writing on it that says “Im in right now and waiting to ***k you”.


i used to think they had her sit there all day and kept changing the paper , i fealt kinda bad for her , what a waste of time
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kyupol at 2:09PM, Aug. 1, 2009
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I have a few bridges to sell you.

NOW UPDATING!!!
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PIT_FACE at 1:10PM, Aug. 3, 2009
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i hate these friggin things. if i was gonna scam someone, i'd at least shoot for people that have jobs….GOOD ones!
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Ironscarf at 2:47AM, Aug. 5, 2009
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I don't have anything more to contribute here; I just wanted to push this back up to the top one more time cause it's my favourite thread title.
 
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Pineapple at 1:41AM, Aug. 6, 2009
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it didn't even have a city for mine
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