Twitter Search Results for “Larry Merchant” Littered with Spam

Screenshot of Twitter search results littered with tweets linking to spam websites

On September 17th of 2011, boxing fans worldwide tuned into what was expected to be one of the more exciting matches of the year. The highly revered and undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. returned to the ring after a 16-month break to face Victor Ortiz, who entered the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as the World Boxing Council welterweight champion. The bout ended with a fourth round knockout of Ortiz by the highly favored Mayweather, albeit via what some called in cheap shot fashion. During the post-fight interview conducted by renowned analyst, Larry Merchant, Mayweather justified his fourth round actions and retaliated against Larry’s questions about the controversial ending. At the end of his rant, Mayweather insulted Larry and demanded he be fired by HBO. Larry stamped the verbal exchange by stating that if he were fifty years younger he’d “kick” Mayweather’s “@*$.” As unlikely as that would ever be, the heated verbal exchange stunned the viewing masses, and online spammers quickly took note.

Fraudulent Websites: Spammers Shift Tactics

Viagra’s days may be numbered, at least when it comes to being the drug-of-choice on fraudulent pharmacy websites. Recently, zveloLABS™ noticed a strong shift to another lifestyle drug named Adipex–a brand name alternative to the weight-loss drug phentermine. It suppresses the appetite and when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen can be an effective weight-loss stimulant.1 Spammers thrive from the emergence of such drug alternatives and have adapted their campaigns accordingly in order to continue making money from online prescription drug seekers.