Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Origins: This spammed message — informing recipients that $149.95 charges have been placed on their credit cards for "1 Month Child Porn Unlimited Online Access" — is but the latest in a series of pranks directed at the DarkProfits web site. (Previous entries included a phony DarkProfits advertisement offering all sorts of illegal goods and services for sale and a similar bogus
The perpetrators of this message don't really have an unauthorized list of credit card numbers, no charges have been placed against anyone's account, nor does DarkProfits.com sell access to child pornography. This item is just one more
Calling the phone number listed in the "joe job" message quoted above will connect the caller to another innocent victim, AboveNet (an Internet Service Provider), an outfit that has been flooded with calls and has now placed an option on their voice messaging system to deal with them.
Last updated:   29 January 2004