Facebook Ads, WTF

Just did some jobs in Mafia Wars on Facebook, when I spotted this ad:

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Triggered by the ad, I clicked on it. Boom, there goes 50 cents! Off course this ads tricks you into clicking on it using a strong brand. The ad actually goes to: shopster.com.

Shopster is the Free Merchant Network that lets you build a store, connect to other merchants, find products to sell and sell your own products through new channels.

Probably the ad is placed by one of shopsters affiliates. They pay out $1 per new subscriber. I can smell fraud from a miles distance, and this is easy to fabricate.

I’m about to hop on a trip to China, and I’m sure I can persuade some people in internet cafe’s to sign up for 50 cents. I smell money when I see easy, fraudulent business…

Get Rich Quick Skype Spam

The Get Rich Quick scams are getting crazier and spamier. If you don't get crazy about the garbage ads on Google's or Facebook Network, eMail spam or Twitter spam, now you can expect spam through Skype.

I just received the following message from somebody who is not in my network:

Hi,

How are you today?  Has the economic recession affected your life in any way? 
I know many people who lost their jobs or are experiencing low volumes in there small businesses, and they are looking for a way out.
If you know some too then I would like to share something with you that might help them create a new reality.
Most people are looking for a way out of the situation but they just don't know of any, or they heard of some but didn't really give the proper attention to learn more about it.
If you had the tool to help them, would you invest an hour of your time to learn how to do that?
If the answer is yes, then you are a good friend, and an open minded one.
I invite you to learn about a business model that works, and that can help any one who chooses to generate some extra income or even a whole new lifestyle.
If you would like to learn more then contact me.

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Obviously I didn't respond to the MoFo. This guy went on my block list immediately and reported abuse.