Almost all the services promoted with comment spam are service affiliates dropping their referral links to get commissions when webmasters and comment readers sign up through their links. Normally, we don’t pay attention to spammy automated comments that contain referral links.
However, when the spam comments promote services without using any affiliate links, we’re getting extra vigilant. For instance, the furcoins/liviacoins scams are promoted that way: plain links to the homepage are dropped. This means that actual service owners promote their stuff that way, not affiliates.
This also means that creators of these services condone the shady promotion methods, which in turn raises concerns about legitimacy of their services. This is exactly what happened when several financial articles on CoinVigilance were hit with comment spam promoting a service called eeewallet dot com:
These are obviously not real comments. They promote several sites: eewallet dot com, blog at eeewallet dot com and wii4play dot com. The sites are all looking the same and make an impression of an exchange services where you can exchange online currencies for one another.
This is why the service looks extremely shady and we do not recommend using it:
1) Domain names
eeewallet and wii4play are the same site ported to two different domains. They did it to see which site performs best on Google; wii4play seems to be a dropped domain with previous backlinks.
2) Website copy quality
Spelling and formatting mistakes all over. Legitimate financial services never have sites like that:
3) Possibly fake registration info
The company registration info in the site’s footer is the same as on 3 sites indexed by google, and none of them look trustworthy – wordofcard dot com, eeewallet dot com, and wii4play dot com.
4) Fake information on site
The eeewallet / wii4play dot com homepage mentions the following:
“2014 Winner of Best General Spend Prepaid Card and Best Privacy Prepaid Card
5) Blank blog
Their “blog” is just a set of generated pages that are supposed to rank on Google for keywords like “buying bitcoins through paypal”. They literally have just the titles and images:
If that is not enough to send you a signal to NOT send any funds to these exchange services, then you are very reckless.
Even if this was a legitimate service implemented in such a suspicious way, it’s best to give them a chance to redo their website(s) and address the shady promotion techniques.
Our verdict: avoid using this service and anything that looks like it.