Boy, there are a lot of spam profiles on Facebook now. I’m getting friend requests from anywhere from one to eight of them daily, and they all meet the same odd algorithm:
- Created very recently
- One or two stock photos of a woman (I have yet to go reverse image search these, I’m lazy)
- Spewing friend requests to people from nearby geographical locations. For whatever reason it seems like the city of Coral Springs is a … nest… for these.
- First post has a very… awkward English translation of a ridiculous pickup line
If I wasn’t so lazy I’d set up a browser in a throwaway VM to see where these point, but I am so I just used Links. Links is nice in that it doesn’t support plugins, much in the way of scripting, or pretty much anything that can sneak out and bite you. Also, no images, so I won’t get BOMBARDED BY DICKS or anything. (Always nice to not have to worry about that on the web.)
The domain name pointed to by the goo.gl redirect is either the result of someone pounding on their keyboard or a Domain Generation Algorithm, and those just don’t get used on the up and up. Each profile I’ve seen actually seems to go to a unique domain with a subdomain.
Eventually after redirecting through a second site which is consistent, it lands at flirt4free (dot) com.
I’d guess both of the intermediates are just tagging affiliate links, but holy crap I can’t trust anything that got generated by a DGA or a cat walking across the keyboard. Cats are shady characters sometimes, you see.
Now there is one image from these I want to look up, because I want to know who made this awesome looking choker.
Found the model, at least: Kara Del Toro. Her stylist for this shoot, Dalit Gwenna, has some pretty adventurous looking stuff on her Instagram too.