I’m not sure how new the scam itself is, but this incarnation seems to have begun in mid-July or August . A person presenting himself as Evan Hubert leaves a comment on your site saying that he is an advertising agent for Lacoste. Here is the first part of the comment:
Sorry I write you via comments. But I could not find contact e-mail or feedback form on your site.
P.S. Please, delete this comment.
My first thought was this is great! Someone wanted to pay me money to place their advertisement on my blog. I thought this was too good to be true.
I was curious why the poster said he couldn’t find my contact form or feedback, Then he at the end of his comment he added to delete his remarks at the end of his reply.
Went to the Google search engine that I have on my favorites tab, and enrolled in the first sentence comments of Mr. Evan Hubert, and in responsegot a great list of posts that had exactly the same text.
Then I discovered that another such message circulating the Internet, only with a different name, Martin Dumont.
Martin Dumont « Keep Safe On The Net
when I read the information on this link, I decided to write this post, and thus drawthe attention of everyone on this scam.
I was told to visit a given web address and download a .zip file – which Mr Dumont tells me is a plug-in for my WordPress site. I dread to imagine what would happen to my computer and/or my site if I unzip and install the plug-in, but I have no intention of finding out! Neither should you. I’m fairly certain the zip file will infect your computer and/or your site with less than desirable spyware and adware.