I found a site-- choicehomeinc dot info -- that seems to use some kind of automated spamming; looks like they pull things off the web and create nonsensical articles with your user name and a link that just leads back to their own page. Don't know if this is a reason for concern, but I found my user name on the site plus other Hubbers' user names. If you Google the site name and your user name, you're liable to find them using your user name on the site; I did Google some other Hubbers and found their names on the site.
Not exactly sure, Kevin. From what I can tell it is a site set up just to take content from the web to set up spam pages where people can see their ads. I've seen it before, I think they use some kind of software that takes content from the web and places it on their pages. Other than that, they seem to be posing as a home decor or home improvement site, but I see no sign of the topic on the pages I visited.
Edit: If you meant the literal address it's choicehomeinc dot info.
Last time this happened to me, I emailed the owner of the site and he emailed me back and said he took down the page and that it came from a user that was using the page to spam; and he did in fact take the page down because it was gone after that. I don't know how harmful these sites are, they seem to just randomly grab stuff off the web and post it. It probably generates some kind of income for whoever is doing it, because they use ads. All they use are user names, article titles and I think maybe a minimal amount of text; but their links seem to just go back to their own page.
Googled, saw it, my username in three entries, weird, in between clients right now, concerned, will investigate later.
I currently have an audio playing that I can't turn off from simply connecting to that site. I suggest not going to the site. The audio is a pop up ad for Omega 3's that reads a short article. When it stops it started another one.
I got it turned off.
by Susannah Birch 7 years ago
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