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Dark Profits Hoax Email

Summary:
An email claiming to be from DarkProfits.com informs recipients that their credit card has been billed for "1 Month Child Porn Unlimited Online Access" (Full commentary below.)





Status:
False

Example:(Submitted 2004)
Subject:Thank you for your order

Dear customer,

We are glad to inform you, that your DarkProfits.com Sales Order has been successfully completed.

Sales order number: 3445096-01.04
Customer' Number: 1333027
Amount charged: $149.95
Time of charge:
Product ordered: 1 Month Child Porn Unlimited Online Access.
Customer' Email: [removed]

Please note, that refunds are not available for this type of transactions.
Your credit card was charged by (Link: www.darkprofits.com,)www.darkprofits.com, it will appear on your next credit card's statement.

Kings regards,

DarkProfits.com Sales Department.

underages@darkprofits.com

You can also cancel your order by phone: call us [Number Removed]




Commentary:
This email is a malicious prank directed at DarkProfits.com. DarkProfits.com has been the target of other pranks including one that claimed that the website was selling a host of illegal goods and services (see example below). These hoax emails seem to be nothing more than crude attempts to discredit the website for some reason possible known only to the instigators of the hoax. There have been no reports of people actually having amounts charged to their credit cards by DarkProfits, so the email would seem to be a straightforward prank rather than an attempt to extort money.

An earlier DarkProfits hoax email:

Welcome to the site www.darkprofits.com, it's us again, now we extended our offerings, here is a list:

1. Heroin, in liquid and crystal form.
2. Rocket fuel and Tomohawk rockets (serious enquiries only).
3. Other rockets (Air-to-Air), orders in batches of 10.
4. New shipment of cocaine has arrived, buy 9 grams and get 10th for free.
5. We also offer gay-slaves for sale, we offer only such service on the NET, you can choose the one you like, then get straight to business.
6. Fake currencies, such as Euros and US dollars, prices would match competition.
7. Also, as always, we offer widest range of child pornography and exclusive lolita galleries, to keep out clients busy.

Everyone is welcome, be it in States or any other place worldwide.

ATTENTION. Clearance offer. Buy 30 grams of heroin, get 5 free. Prepay your batch of rockets (air-to-air) and recieve a portable rocket-lacuncher for free.

www.darkprofits.com

This offer won't last! Only until 20th of August all our clients will also recieve a pack of 2 CDs, with best selection of child pornography.


Write-up by Brett M.Christensen