Registration Form Used To Send Spam Via Welcome Email


While reviewing a client site, I recently noticed a small number of accounts had registered with spurious firstName and lastName values such as: firstName:You have 5 new messages from Patty: lastName: After some digging, it appeared these customers had legitimate email addresses, however had placed no orders, nor had they interacted with our site. Looking at the logs, these emails had received...

A Seller On Amazon Offered Me An Incentive To Leave A 5* Review


I buy a lot on Amazon. Probably too much. I enjoy the convenience, pricing (mostly) and reviews. Reviews, however, have to be looked at carefully. Some sellers, particularly new sellers (or selling new products) offer incentives for 5* reviews. I knew this practice happened, but I’d never experienced it first hand. I recently bought a product on Amazon, with a smattering of 5* reviews. I...