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Old 11-18-2001, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default Anybody heard of Adbonus.com?

I just got the following unsolicited email:
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Hi,

We have clients looking for advertising opportunities on your
web site before holiday season.

Ad type: Pop under ads
Rate: US$1.50 per CPM

Since this is a pop under ad which only serves per user per
1 hour gap, it will not frustrate your users due to pop ups.

All sites are pre-filtered from adult, alcohol and gambling ads
and we only accept high profile publishers & advertisers. We
pay publishers net 45 days when your earning is over $50.

Let me know if you are interested. My email:
robert@adbonus.com


Regards,
Robert Croski
Business Development Director
AdBonus Network
Phone: 001.64.6365.9113
Fax: 001.66.1420.7601
I donít advertise with spammers, but I was wondering if anybody has heard of this network. A search on geek/talk turns up empty.
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Old 11-18-2001, 11:37 PM   #2
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hmmm.. I got the same e-mail and came to do the same search as you did...I've never heard of them myself...I wonder where they got our addresses??
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Old 11-18-2001, 11:43 PM   #3
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It will be interesting to see whether someone is trolling geek/talk for email addresses. Anyone else get this email?
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Old 11-18-2001, 11:46 PM   #4
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Add another one to the list

I hadn't checked hotmail, but before I saw your post, MSN popped up that a mail from Robert Croski had arrived.....and voila!
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Old 11-18-2001, 11:47 PM   #5
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Just got the same email, here's some info I found;

On their terms agrrement it states,
"AdBonus.com is a Worldhot.com Pte Ltd subsidiary"

Alexa info for Worldhot.com;

Traffic ranking: 32,156
Links pointing in: 683
Online since: 13-Oct-1999
Map & Directions

Worldhot.com
Grand Cayman, Cayman 3210, CAYMAN ISLANDS
18224450
mediakit@worldhot.com
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Old 11-18-2001, 11:51 PM   #6
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Whois Results for adbonus.com:
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Administrative Contact:
Cross, Timmy nospam@adbonus.com
No Spam
No Unsolicited Email
Grand Cayman, Cayman 3210
KY
18224450
A little ironic, don't you think?

<edit>
If anyone is interested in tracking these guys down, I can provide the internet headers for this email.
</edit>

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Old 11-19-2001, 12:02 AM   #7
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I also received the same email word for word.
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Old 11-19-2001, 12:05 AM   #8
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The e-mail address I received the message at is the one I use here. did anyone get the e-mail at an address that is NOT used for this forum??
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Old 11-19-2001, 12:08 AM   #9
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Yes, mine went to hotmail and you can't join these forums with a free account.

<edit> He doesn't exactly give much registrar info

Registrant:
ADBonus.com
No Spam
No Unsolicited Email
Grand Cayman, Cayman 3210
KY

Domain Name: ADBONUS.COM

Sponsoring Reseller; for Technical Support
with respect to this domain contact:
Dotventure, reseller@dotventure.com
18224450

Administrative Contact:
Cross, Timmy nospam@adbonus.com
No Spam
No Unsolicited Email
Grand Cayman, Cayman 3210
KY
18224450

Technical Contact:
Cross, Timmy nospam@adbonus.com
No Spam
No Unsolicited Email
Grand Cayman, Cayman 3210
KY
18224450

Billing Contact:
Cross, Timmy nospam@adbonus.com
No Spam
No Unsolicited Email
Grand Cayman, Cayman 3210
KY
18224450


Record last updated on 18-Nov-2001.
Record expires on 07-Nov-2002.
Record Created on 07-Nov-2001.

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.DOTVENTURE.COM 64.49.212.64
NS2.DOTVENTURE.COM 64.49.212.65

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Old 11-19-2001, 12:29 AM   #10
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I got the same email to my registered email, and Jan, if you do a whois on the site in your profile, you have a hotmail listed there.
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:-) but that wasn't the site that was in the subject line of the email he sent
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Old 11-19-2001, 12:35 AM   #12
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The email was sent to my internic register whois email.
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In my case me address at internic is not the one it was sent to..but I guess he could have gotten it off the site...
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Old 11-19-2001, 02:35 AM   #14
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Got it too
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You can add me to the list too
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