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[quote=scambuster] [quote=guenter]How did You find that he had posted an invisible picture and how does the scam work in detail?[/quote] His postings seemed odd to me so I clicked his name and then the link to the rest of his postings, those search results exposed the image url since he had written so little. Realizing the image was a 'shortened' url I wanted to see what redirects it contained. My longurl link (a url revealing service) showed that an amazon affiliate link was among the targets, it also connects to an imgquick dot com and then to a series of random spammy websites where the image appears to be delivered from. It's a really tangled web by a spammer gaming the system. I can only guess at how it all pays off for these scum sucking sociopaths. The amazon affiliate link is often different each time the url is loaded and the target website is often different as well. I suspect that all of these redirects are gaming the search engine spiders, leading to the usual sort of inbound SEO links that help the targeted domains. I thought that perhaps the "Amazon Associates" code (which always leads to a Kindle page, amazon's hottest selling item) might be generating money by delivering 'impressions' (views) but it turns out amazon doesn't pay for impressions like some ad networks, but they do say that "impressions.... data will allow you to more easily measure the performance of your Amazon links and determine which links to use to maximize your earnings." Which could mean that the spammer is placing these bugs in thousands of locations and using amazon's analytics to measure the traffic for each, which might reveal where the spammer could to return to in order to post more direct spam. I don't know exactly how amazon is being gamed but the spammer must have product links out there somewhere tied to his 'associate' accounts.[/quote]
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