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DollarsBomb.com Randomizer Members Spamming

June 9th, 2007

Another spam mail arrived today, this one from someone with the username of “Super Bomber 388″ and a referral ID of “topsponsor”. The spammer seems to be advertising some kind of randomizer program, so I might as well take this opportunity to explain what randomizers are and why they usually do not work.

Unlike doubler or cycler programs that typically consist of some kind of line or matrix, with randomizers there is just a single database containing the names of all of the people who have joined the program since its launch. When you join, you will usually need to make three separate payments in order to be fully activated and qualified. One payment goes to your sponsor (referrer), another payment goes to a person already in the database that is chosen at random by the scripts (hence the name “randomizer”), and the third payment goes to the administrators of the site (this is their profit).

If you decide to join of these and don’t mind a little bit of a gamble, it is important to get in early in order to have the best chance of making any profit. Although the amount of money at risk is usually pretty small ($2-$15 for most of them, although I have seen amounts as high as $100), it is difficult to make any significant profits unless you actually promote the randomizer itself so that you can collect some direct referral payments. If you can get lucky and manage join a randomizer while it still has less than 10 people in it, then you have a decent chance of getting one or two random payments and at least getting your original investment back.

However, I have found it difficult to promote randomizers because they have fallen out of favor with most Internet surfers. They did enjoy a wave of popularity about four years ago because most people had never heard of them, and the advertising hype made it seem like the members could just sit back and collect unlimited amounts of random payments without having to do anything. Once people found out that it was not quite that simple, they began moving into the doubler and cycler types of programs, and eventually into autosurfs and HYIP.


2 Responses to “DollarsBomb.com Randomizer Members Spamming”

  1. comment number 1 by: Kelly

    I joined dollarsbomb over a year ago and 99 percent of the time I can’t even log onto the site. My messages aren’t answered and I have not received one penny in return for my investment. I looked into some kind of legal solution so I could at least get my money refunded and the attorneys I talked to said it was a waste of their time. I have sent letters to the FED and the BBB and anyone I thought could help in some way with little or no response. I have to say to anyone considering joining to be warned of the outcome I have experienced and to steer away from anyone trying to sell you the Idea. It is just a get rich quick program that benefits no one but the owners. If they did what they said they would do as far as getting my site exposed to the WWW then why have I not had even one hit on my site from the day I joined.
    With the amount of people out there on the web it has to be impossible for me not to have someone at least curios. For over three months now I have not received any answers or even a response to my messages. This has been a hard lesson to swallow but it has changed the way I research buisness on the web and where I spend my money.
    Kelly

  2. comment number 2 by: Karlonia

    @Kelly:

    Wow, thank you for sharing your experiences with DollarsBomb. I have always wondered what happened to them - several people have been searching for information on them through the search queries but I never really kept up with this program since I received the original spam mail. From what you’re saying it looks like they turned out to be a scam after all.

    Unfortunately, as you have discovered, seeking legal retribution on these types of programs is quite difficult. It is theoretically possible, but only if the scammers are dumb enough to operate from a place where they can easily be tracked down AND have set up a large enough operation for it to be worth the efforts of the feds or some interested attorneys to go after them. Practically speaking, this means that at least $1 million or so has to be involved - anything less than that is likely to fly under the radar.

    For the future, it is important to do some research on any types of money-making programs that you are unfamiliar with before actually investing any significant amount of money. By using your favorite search engine or following links from other sites, you can usually find relevant forums or blogs like this one that mention the name of the program and discuss people’s experiences with it. If the program is legitimate, you can usually find reports or proof of actual payments. On the other hand, if people are not being paid as promised, you will find reports of this also. A significant number of complaints and lack of positive payment proof indicates that the program is likely to be a scam.

    Good luck with your future online endeavors!

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