Joe Job: The DarkProfits web site offers all sorts of illegal goods and services for sale.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
netters in August 2003 were disconcerted to receive the above mass-mailed message, purportedly advertising a web site called DarkProfits through which one could purchase all sorts of illegal goods and services. Although the DarkProfits site is real, it hosts an “Underworld Entrepreneurs Network” message board; it doesn’t offer visitors the opportunity to buy illegal drugs, munitions, slaves, or child pornography.
Sagonet.com, the ISP which hosts the DarkProfits web site, responded to complaints as follows:
If DarkProfits were truly selling what these advertisements offer, they wouldn’t have to spam the
DarkProfits was later targeted by other “joe jobs” — an October 2003 mailing that stated the recipient’s credit card had been charged an unspecified amount by Dark Profits for unspecified services, and one that appeared in January 2004 that announced the recipient’s credit card had been charged $149.95 by DarkProfits.com for
Last updated: 30 January 2004