Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Scam site?

I saw a text ad on the WSJ site, a Canon 5D III for a suspiciously low price (over a grand under normal) on a site called When I clicked on it, I ended up on Google's home page! Odd, never seen that before. (It might have been connected to it being a Google Adwords ad, but it happens also if you go directly.)

I'm guess it's a scam site which has been removed. But why google home page? Instead of a scam warning page, or the usual search error page (full of ads) you get when you try a non-existent site?

(This one is only $500 below normal, but that is still suspiciously low for one of the hottest cameras at the moment.)


CalgaryMark said...

Click on the ad, get a virus?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I doubt that, Google is pretty quick about putting up warnings around those.

emptyspaces said...

Check out digital depot here:

Classic bait & switch place. There are a lot of them.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, ES.

There is only one negative review on esellerratings. But from that one, it seems that this company works hard to get people to remove any they have posted.