Scam alert: [Fwd: Thank you from One Laptop per Child]
jeffpk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 14:34:21 EST 2008
I agree. You need a better way to track your hits. Id suggest Google
fast and free. Make a special web page for the landings from the
email and track
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 2:18 PM, Chris Marshall
<jns-cmarshall at comcast.net> wrote:
> Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>> Hash: SHA1
>> pgf at laptop.org wrote:
>>> this mail was/is legitimate, and is part of the G1G1 launch
>>> starting tomorrow. the links go through a redirector so that
>>> OLPC can see statistics on click-through responses.
>>> i understand completely why it made you nervous, however. we'll
>>> consult with our mailing partner to find out what we can do about
>>> the URLs in future mailings.
> I'm sorry, if I get an e-mail with visible links to
> amazon.com/xo and the hidden version not coming from
> the amazon.com domain I will delete first and ask
> questions later.
> This trick is *exactly* what phishing and identity
> theft spammers do. I certainly would not forward
> such a message to anyone without verification of
> its validity.
> If the links were instead to some scrambled URL in
> same domain, e.g. laptop.org, that would at least
> indicate that the link gibberish is likely valid
> since it is in the same domain as the link claims
> to be.
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