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Old 06-28-2001, 12:58 PM   #1
Ralph Slate
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Unhappy Legitimate half.com offer or spam?

I got this e-mail today, I'm wondering if it's really a direct e-mail from half.com, or if it's a spam with someone's affiliate link made to look like it's from half.com.

The text of the message is:


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OLE_LINK1I came across your site and noticed the great content you have.
Half.com is an eBay company, which offers people a fixed-price marketplace
to buy and sell high quality products at discounted prices. After becoming
the fastest growing shopping site ever on the Internet, we have recently
added millions of new categories to our inventory. After looking at your
site I recognize the value that you could bring to Half.com. We want to
partner with your company, and for every new customer you send to Half.com
we will pay you. Our program is fast, easy and free to join. Many of our
partners earn thousands of dollars each month.

For more information visit our site at:
<http://www.half.com/affmail?ad=XXXXX> www.half.com/affmail?ad=XXXXX

We also offer direct product links and special offers for new buyers. How
about a direct link to our trading cards or sports equipment? Don't hesitate
to contact me with any questions or comments.
Looking forward to working with you,

Daria Benstead
Marketing
Half.com Inc. (An eBay company)
500 South Gravers Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1719
(610) 680-4037
dbenstea@half.com

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I took out the number offered (it was 49540) just so if it is spam the person doesn't get credit for someone who clicks on it.

I'm thinking that it could be a trick -- someone composes an e-mail for half.com and gets a referral bonus for the people who sign up for their affiliate program.

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Old 06-28-2001, 02:28 PM   #2
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Unhappy

I would email half.com and ask them. If it didn't come from them they can take care of the spammer, if it did come from them you know who to complain about.

Did you check the source code of the email to see if it was sent through a half.com server?

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