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  1. Hi, my name is Victoire and I am the marketing manager at SwingSEO Solutions. I was just looking at your Contact the author – website and see that your site has the potential to get a lot of visitors. I just want to tell you, In case you didn’t already know… There is a website network which already has more than 16 million users, and most of the users are looking for topics like yours. By getting your site on this service you have a chance to get your site more popular than you can imagine. It is free to sign up and you can find out more about it here: – Now, let me ask you… Do you need your site to be successful to maintain your way of life? Do you need targeted traffic who are interested in the services and products you offer? Are looking for exposure, to increase sales, and to quickly develop awareness for your website? If your answer is YES, you can achieve these things only if you get your site on the service I am talking about. This traffic service advertises you to thousands, while also giving you a chance to test the service before paying anything. All the popular websites are using this service to boost their readership and ad revenue! Why aren’t you? And what is better than traffic? It’s recurring traffic! That’s how running a successful website works… Here’s to your success! Find out more here: – or to unsubscribe please go here:

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      Victoire, I was about to flush this comment to the trash can as yet another spam, but it’s a higher quality pitch than I usually see. And you took the effort to tailor it by pasting in my URL. And since “Bullseye Breach” is really an IT security education book disguised as an international fiction thriller, I’ll keep this dialog in the comment stream.

      For anyone else reading this comment thread – the pitch from Victoire has problems. For Victoire – why the multiple names for your company? You say your company name is SwingSEO Solutions, but the text on your link says something else. And your link points to a third name, What’s up with that?

      But I was curious, so I followed your link. This paragraph on your website is a problem:

      We own and operate many well-known internet websites. Our current portfolio consist of over 8500 websites internet wide, including 3 established search engines, 2 internet service providers, movie sites, social networking sites, online gaming sites, and a well known domain registrar which currently hosts over 5000 ad supported websites. We run ads on this network of websites to deliver your targeted traffic.

      How many websites? Name a few. Which established search engines? The biggies, of course, are names like Google, Bing, Ask, and Yahoo and surely you’re not claiming you operate those, right? So which ones do you operate? If there’s only three, why not name them? Why three? Why not combine them into one and tell the world its name? You claim to operate two Internet Service Providers? Which ones? Where?

      And you also operate a domain registrar? Which one? Why not name it?

      You claim you operate this network of 8500 websites and you’ll run ads on all these sites delivering targeted traffic to my site. Wonderful – which sites? How can I evaluate your offer with no way to see which popular sites are yours? And if I do a whois lookup on those sites, what will I find for domain registrar? And why would those sites agree to carry ads promoting my site? How are they compensated for these ads?

      When I do a whois lookup on, the domain name your link really points to, I see it’s registered in China.

      [root@www ~]# whois
      [Redirected to]
      Domain name:
      Registry Domain ID: 1845215263_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
      Registrar WHOIS Server:
      Registrar URL:
      Updated Date: 2015-01-08T16:00:45Z
      Creation Date: 2014-02-03T13:04:01Z
      Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-02-03T13:04:01Z
      Registrar IANA ID: 471
      Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
      Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +86.5922577888
      Reseller: Cnobin Technology HK Limited
      Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited (
      Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited (
      Registry Registrant ID:
      Registrant Name: Wuxi Yilian LLC
      Registrant Organization: Wuxi Yilian LLC
      Registrant Street: No.1001 Anling Road
      Registrant City: Xiamen
      Registrant State/Province: Fujian
      Registrant Postal Code: 361008
      Registrant Country: cn
      Registrant Phone: +86.5922577888
      Registrant Phone Ext:
      Registrant Fax: +86.5922179606
      Registrant Fax Ext:
      Registrant Email:
      Registry Admin ID:
      Admin Name: Wuxi Yilian LLC
      Admin Organization: Wuxi Yilian LLC
      Admin Street: No.1001 Anling Road
      Admin City: Xiamen
      Admin State/Province: Fujian
      Admin Postal Code: 361008
      Admin Country: cn
      Admin Phone: +86.5922577888
      Admin Phone Ext:
      Admin Fax: +86.5922179606
      Admin Fax Ext:
      Admin Email:
      Registry Tech ID:
      Tech Name: Wuxi Yilian LLC
      Tech Organization: Wuxi Yilian LLC
      Tech Street: No.1001 Anling Road
      Tech City: Xiamen
      Tech State/Province: Fujian
      Tech Postal Code: 361008
      Tech Country: cn
      Tech Phone: +86.5922577888
      Tech Phone Ext:
      Tech Fax: +86.5922179606
      Tech Fax Ext:
      Tech Email:
      Name Server:
      Name Server:
      DNSSEC: unsignedDelegation
      URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
      >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-04-24T21:08:00Z
      For more information on Whois status codes, please visit

      Is that why you buried the real name of your website under layers of other names?

      But wait – there’s more! Your comment came from IP Address When I do a whois lookup on that IP Address, I see it belongs to an organization named Why hide behind a proxy to post your comment?

      I will leave this comment thread here and look forward to your reply.

      – Greg Scott

  2. Hi Greg — I saw your comment on the Popehat post about Secure Channels and I just watched the clip of your interview about the book. Just wanted to pop in and say Hi and share my website and contact in case you are interested.
    Laurence Socci

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