SaveYourProfile.com – A new website at SaveYourProfile.com supposedly lets you save your profile there, but it really has nothing to do with that and could cause you a lot of grief.
The SaveYourProfile website is being spread by fake MySpace bulletins, comment spam and text messages, using WTF-type messages like these:
- JUST LOADED *YOUR* PIC ON TO saveyourprofile.com !
- SOMEBODY COPIED ALL OUR PICS ON TO saveyourprofile.com !!
- your myspace is being traded at saveyourprofile.com
- ur myspace was archived and copied on to saveyourprofile.com
Besides the obvious warning sign that the site is being promoted by spam and fake bulletins, take a look at these screenshots and you’ll see why the SaveYourProfile website is trouble.
The first page lookes pretty straightforward, but if you check you”l find that the URL is now http://www.destination-server.com/taf/taf.html
That means you’ve been redirected to another website that’s being run by the spam and scam group from TellAFriendRewards.com (TAF) that have bombarded MySpace and Facebook for the last two years with fake messages for hundreds of identical websites, each of which supposedly had your pics on it.
Those were all scam websites and this one is too. First they want to know where you came from.
Why? So that after you give up your email address and create a password, they can use an automated script to go to your referral website and alogin as you in order to send more fake spam messages promoting the SaveYourProfile website.
Then, just like all the other scam websites from the TellAFriendRewards folks, there is supposedly a free gift waiting for you.
At SaveYourProfile.com, the free gift is a valuable DELL laptop.
The catch is always that you have to give up your personal information to claim your free gift.
And if you say yes to any of these offers on the signup page at SaveYoyrProfile.com, the scammers make hundreds of dollars for generating sales leads for these merchants.
Are you interested in furthering your education? Yes No
Do you need a security system for your home? Yes No
Do you want a GREAT deal on a 3-day, 2-night vacation? Yes No
Would you like a free bankruptcy consultation to clear up debt? Yes No
BEWARE OF THESE FINE PRINT MESSAGES:
“By clicking on the Continue above I am requesting to be contacted by brandsurveycenter.com offer sponsors and marketing partners regardless of any DNC List registration.”
“I authorize Bid4Prizes to send a text message to my cell phone containing details on how to complete my entry.”
“I would like to receive special offers and savings from trusted marketing partners.”
Then you see a screen that to get your free laptop, you just have to complete a few special offers. Check out the highlighted area that says “You are now on step 2 of 16″…
And of course, there is some more fine print at SaveYourProfile.com:
“BrandSurveyCenter.com is an independent rewards program and not associated with any of the above listed merchants or brands. The above listed merchants or brands in no way endorse or sponsor brandsurveycenter.com ’s offer and are not liable for any alleged or actual claims related to this offer. The above listed trademarks and service marks are the marks of their respective owners. brandsurveycenter.com is solely responsible for all Gift fulfillment. In order to receive your gift you must: (1) Meet the eligibility requirements (2) complete the rewards bonus survey (3) complete the number of sponsor offers in the redemption instructions (4) Follow redemption instructions.”
When you finally stagger to the “last step” you find that there never was any way to “save your profile” on this site, nor are there any pics of you on this site.
But after 15 steps and dozens of completed signups for other offers, they still want you to sign up for two more offers!
And, as if that wasn’t enough, you should really pay attention to the Terms & Conditions page:
12. Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL BRANDSURVEYCENTER.COM ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATES OR THEIR EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, ADVERTISERS, DIRECTORS OR AGENTS (EACH A “PROTECTED PARTY, COLLECTIVELY “PROTECTED PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR OTHER RELIEF ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, THIS AGREEMENT OR TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OR ALL OF THE SERVICE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, LOST BUSINESS OR LOST OPPORTUNITY, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF EXACT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). IN NO EVENT WILL PROTECTED PARTIES’ MAXIMUM CUMULATIVE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE LESSER OF FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) OR THE REVENUE EXACT ACTUALLY RECEIVED DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SOFTWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER.
Notice that part about “software on your computer”? Bad enough that they jerked you around big time by tricking you into visiting this scam website under false pretenses. Remember how you got there in the first place? Now they’ve put software files on your PC to make them more money from triggering other offers with popups.
This whole thing is just a spam and scam website. Avoid it and warn your friends.
And of course, these folks will throw up dozens more identical websites in the near future, all promoted by these same spam tactics.
And that’s the latest news on SaveYourProfile.com.