I just got an unusual email from firstname.lastname@example.org
At first it doesn’t seem unusual, he says he’s from codefuel.com, a division of perion.com
he started off saying:
I’m contacting you to discuss a possible partnership between CodeFuel and your company.
CodeFuel offers a free software monetization service, including:
* Search Monetization: Get paid per user with our SearchFuel solutions.
* Smart Installer: Monetize software with the InstallFuel recommendation engine.
* Advanced Analytics: Analyze data, traffic & boost revenues with our Control Center.
Yep, it all sounds vague, yet interesting enough to get a software developer interested in getting money for software.
Hovering my mouse over some of the links in the email shows that the links point to a conduit.com portal.
In this day and age, it pays to be suspicious, and since the only address I recognise is conduit.com (from my experience in helping customers with computers bogged down with junk software (ie its not virus/spyware/malware, but it gets in the way of using the computer the way it should be used), I know that conduit should be avoided at almost any cost.
So rather than click on any links, I decide to go directly to perion.com and codefuel.com
at perion.com, I see mention of software like:
and various other junk software.
So now I know for sure:
Stay away from perion.com and codefuel.com
As far as I’m concerned, based on all the negative experience I (and many of my customers) have had with incredimail alone, I know that this leopard might have changed its spots, but its still something you should stay well away from.
You have been warned!
By Luigi Martin