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Tumblr Dating Game? No Me Gusta.

18
May
2012

There’s a bit of a spam run taking place on Tumblr right now, in the form of a “Tumblr Dating Game”.

The spam message reads as follows: “Lol half of your followers are on tumblrdatinggame(.)com”

Visiting the URL will result in a dating website totally unrelated to the awesome prospect of “Tumblr dating” being served up under a banner that will either make you laugh or fly into a rage depending on your love for all things meme.

Whoever came up with this one urges end-users to “make an account in the area below then activate it via email”, add “tumblrdatinggame” to profiles then “hook up with Tumblr users in your area”. Taking a look behind the scenes, we can see that the “magic” takes place thanks to the following code coming from eliefreviews(dot)com/images/fling/real(dot)php:

You’ll notice an affiliate ID, along with a reference to acotrk(dot)com (which leads to a site “specializing in dating, download and more CPA offers”). As the end-user is taken to an Adult Friend Finder splash page every time the Tumblr Dating Site is opened, it seems likely this is an attempt to make some affiliate cash every time somebody signs up.

Tumblr continues to be an attractive proposition for those wanting to make a little money or just cause some trouble, and you can bet we’ll be seeing more wallet-swelling brainwaves being cooked up in the near future.

Christopher Boyd

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