It has been entirely too long since my last Fanbox (SPAMBox) posting. I have received 125 SPAM emails from Fanbox. One of the emails actually ended up in my Junk box, but everything else went right into the Inbox. Perhaps Yahoo! has their filter backwards.
I’ve noticed some interesting ploys by Fanbox these days. For instance, of the 125 SPAM emails I received, they were sent by 17 different addresses:
- BuddyPoke (1) – Similar to the Poking you can do on legit social networking websites like Facebook
- Daily Babe (1) – Similar to the classic hot or not phenomenon. I guess Fanbox figured that hot chicks might help get people clicking.
- Daily Dog (2) – As if Cute Overload and ICHCB didn’t have enough cuteness, you can get a dose of Fanbox Animal SPAM with their daily dog feature
- Daily DONT (1) – Shouldn’t this just include not opening Fanbox SPAM emails?
- Do you think (1) – Fanbox is SPAM? YES!
- FanBox Fan (87) – These are the classic Fanbox Fan Requests
- Fans1@fanboxnotes.com (1) – One of the various SPAM note addressed used
- Fans3@fanboxnotes.com (2)
- Fans4@fanboxnotes.com (1)
- Flower Fans (1) – I just saw a message about this SPAM message on my Gadget Panel website. There is an interesting story about Gadget Panel. There was a sudden swell of bogus registrations on the website, all taking place within a matter of minutes. I’m not suggesting that Fanbox was attacking my system or anything. I’m just saying that it was rather interesting that there was a sudden influx of bogus registrations on the Gadget Panel website and a search on Google returns the article about Fanbox SPAM from gadgetpanel.com as the third link.
- Hot a Meter (1) – Yet Another Hot or Not Knockoff
- Kiss (1)
- Kitten Club (1) – Like the daily dog
- KittyPix (1) – More SPAMinal garbage from Fanbox. Can you believe that someone has actually registered the domain spaminal.com?
- PuppyPix (1)
- Question_It (4)
- SuperPing (1) – They are even trying to go after the super geeks!
So much SPAM to keep up with from Fanbox.
I was so excited to hear that Monique had a question waiting for me at Fanbox. Yes, another day with a SPAM from Fanbox. Or as I like to call them SPAMBox. They’ll keep sending, I’ll keep posting. Good news on the Fanbox SPAM front though! Websites like Spam Huntress, Steve Riley, Techcrunch, and even my own blog show up on the first page of a Google search for the keyword fanbox or fanbox.com.
For newbies to the web, typing in the domain name into their default search page is fairly common. The more they can see that Fanbox is indeed a SPAM business, the sooner they can protect themselves from getting phished.
Fanbox.com SPAM! It’s what’s for dinner!!!
I really feel like I providing a great public service by posting about Fanbox SPAM. I’ve noticed that page views to my posts about Fanbox SPAM have gone up lately. Most likely because of their increased SPAMMING. And because I’m currently listed in the #1 spot on Google if you type in Fanbox SPAM.
It would be great to be listed at the #1 spot when someone just types in fanbox or fanbox.com. I’ve found that Internet newbies aren’t familiar with the URL bar. They actually type in the domain name in their Yahoo or Google search box. I’ve seen it happen first hand. These are the poor people who are most likely to get suckered into Fanbox’s SPAM scam. If you’d like to help protect poor, innocent newbies like my grandma, write a blog about Fanbox.com and link to this blog.
There is no need to tell Fanbox to stop. They will just ignore you and keep SPAMMING you and trying to phish your passwords. The more content there is about Fanbox being SPAM, the more the message will get out there. Communication with each other (non-spammers) is the way to fight SPAM.
Check it out! “Elizabeth” asked me a question using the “Curiosity Solution” application on Fanbox.com (aka SPAMBOX)
The Fanbox SPAM continues to fill my inbox these days. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets to the point that I’ll have nothing but Fanbox SPAM posts on my blog! The latest SPAM from Fanbox is a request for someone to be my “fan”. This time it came from Jessica. I know a lot of Jessicas. Hopefully none of them are naive enough to get phished by Lord Fanbox the SPAMBox. Either way, another SPAM from Fanbox and another post by me.
Fanbox SPAM continues to roll in. Today, I received another SPAM from Fanbox “user” Lucy. I don’t know Lucy. Come to think about it, I’ve never known a Lucy. Apparently, she wants to be my fan. Only problem is that I’m not on Fanbox.
Whether its a “fan” request or a “question”, don’t respond to SPAMbox!
Be sure to mark the email as SPAM so that you up their chances of getting blocked.
Don’t register or give out your password. They are phishing for passwords to continue their scam.
Help fight SPAM by blogging about SPAMMERS like Fanbox and linking to websites that are already blogging about Fanbox.
If you checkout Google Trends, there is a sharp increase in searches on Google for fanbox, similar to their trend when they were spamming people through SMS.ac. The blog community can help reduce SPAMMERS like Fanbox by raising awareness and generating search engine results that let people know that Fanbox is a SPAM company.
Have a nice day 😀
Fanbox Continues their SPAM policy. I received yet another SPAM from this company. Supposedly they think that by putting an address in the bottom of an email makes it ok to waste the expenses of Yahoo!’s mail servers. Have you been getting any emails that look like this:
On the lighter side of things, they block their own email from their online email application 😛
Today I received another question from a “member” on Fanbox (which I now refer to as SPAMbox). So, I search Google for: fanbox spam. At the time of this writing, I’m #4 on the list, but what cracks me up is the obvious seeding that SPAMbox has done on the web.
For example, take the posting they’ve done on the Office Tweaks blog. There is a comment there by a guy named “TJ Brown” that is an obvious seed for Fanbox.
I love FanBox! They have so many cool applications and features on their desktop! Their social network aspect rivals even MySpace and Facebook! I looked up the old stuff on SMS.ac, and who cares? It wasn’t even a big deal and they have since discontinued offering sms service. So stop crying and give the site a chance.
Give me a friggin break! Sounds like he’s trying to sell me a used Pinto. Fanbox is SPAM, plain and simple. No other company out there sends me emails with “questions” from people I don’t know and “questions/invites” from people I do know. Fanbox will phish your password, SPAM your friends, and phish their passwords.
Fanbox is a scam. Every message I receive, I mark it as SPAM and post another blog to help spread the word. Judging by the number of posts I have about Fanbox, you can see that I’ve been SPAMMED a lot lately. Keep the emails coming, I’ll keep posting.
I’m feeling miscievious. After a friend of mine was phished by SMS.ac (now FanBox), I can’t help but spread the word of SPAMMER and Phisher FanBox. Their recent spurt in popularity is alarming. They have a slick interface and are suckering people in by the tens of thousands.
Don’t fall for your friend “Elizabeth” having a question for you. They got phished! Mark anything that comes into your inbox from FanBox as SPAM and report them to phishtank.com
Helping spread the word one SPAMMER and Phisher at a time…
I’ve been receiving emails from “people I know” that “have questions”, “want to share a picture”, etc. The links lead to a very elaborate phishing website: fanbox.com. Despite all the really cool web 2.0 features, utilizing AJAX to make things look like a Windows desktop, make no mistake about it, Fanbox is SPAM. They will phish your password and SPAM your friends. There are a few other bloggers out there helping to spread the word. Please do the same.
Spread the word to your friends on Myspace, Facebook, Hi5, where ever you network. Let’s get Fanbox to have to change their name again. They used to be sms.ac, until they got ferreted out. Cheers!