Basic summary
Anatrim is a highly spammed operation promoting what claims to be a weight-loss product.
It has a relationship to a group that goes by the name, the Affiliate Connection.
 Sample spam
Anatrim – The very up-to-date and most delighting product for over-weight people available – As you could see on CNN Do you understand that excessive body kilograms kill very much people for every new year? We believe that you hate the unsightly look of those people and the social prejudice against them. Or, maybe, you can not resist an assault of your ruinous eating habits. Does it all sound familiar? Then we have something for you! Here comes Anatrim, the later product for the elimination of your body’s extra weight. The astonishing thing about Anatrim is it improves the quality of your life by making you crave less food and giving you better spirit. Here you may see some notes from our customers: <testimonials> Anatrim helps your mind to understand you don't need that much food. It raises your spirit, gives you extra energy, and attacks needless kilos. All thanks to its powerful distinguished formula!! Elicit latest news!
 Use of language
Admittedly, for a native English-speaking person, the text is rather amusing (as this blogger discusses).
This being said, it is clear that the seriousness of the product ought to be put into question as it is being promoted as a health-related, or medicinal product.
 Use of references
The claim "as seen on:" implies that the product was reported on by the television shows/stations or websites for which the logos are presented.
When searching for articles or information at the respective websites, Anatrim never appears as featured content, only as sponsored links or via the website's "search the web" option on the websites of 60 Minutes, The Opera Magazine, CNN, ABC, or BBC is either via Yahoo! Spamtrackers investigators have contacted each of the media companies involved, concerning the use of their corporate logos and the implication that the product is "as seen on", and are awaiting their replies.
It is therefore reasonable to conclude that Anatrim is being promoted via Yahoo! Search Marketing.
Below is a breakdown of search results for each of the "as seen on" references:
 60 Minutes
Searching for "Anatrim" on the 60-Minutes website shows: No results found for "Anatrim"..
However there are links to Anatrim "infomercials" at the top of the page that are clearly marked as "sponsored search result". According to cbsnews.com:
"Sponsored Search Results" are provided by Overture Services, Inc. Through Overture, advertisers bid on search result placements that are based on keywords relevant to your search query."
 The Opera Magazine
Searching for "Anatrim" on www.oprah.com shows:
Your search for Anatrim returned 0 results. Sorry, but Oprah.com does not yet have any information that matches your search request. You may like to read the tips for getting better results from your search.
In the spam (see sample above), it says, "As you could see on CNN Do you understand that excessive body kilograms kill very much people for every new year?" (sic). Note that this statement is not a claim that Anatrim was reported on CNN, but simply that at some point in time, a claim that excessive body fat kills many people every year (English corrected) could have been seen on CNN.
Searching for "Anatrim" on the international CNN website shows:
Found 0 documents Tips: * Make sure you are using correct spelling * Try synonyms and variations of words. * For example: CDROM, CD-ROM * Try sorting your result by Date or Relevancy * Try your search again using our advanced search
Searching for "Anatrim" on the American CNN website shows only "sponsored results". The same sponsored results as found on the sponsored links section of the 60 Minutes website, notably:
Clicking on the "What are sponsored results?" shows the following:
Sponsored Results are provided by Yahoo! Search Marketing, which generates sponsored search results by allowing advertisers to bid for placement order based on specific search keywords. Matches are based upon relevance to the specific search terms used in your query. For additional information on listing with Yahoo! Search Marketing for distribution on CNN and other top search sites, please visit Yahoo! Search Marketing.
"Yahoo! Search Marketing" was formerly known as "Overture", which generated the search results for 60 Minutes.
Searching for "Anatrim" on the ABC website shows:
ABC.com results No results found
On this website, as with the others, we only see sponsored links, including the same as seen on the CNN and 60 Minutes Website:
Sponsored Results Is Dexatrim Safe? Does It Work? The 8 Strongest Diet Pills Exposed - 2007's Diet Pill "Hot Buys" Sale. DietPillValueGuide.com/dexatrim Diet Pills "That Work" Lose 12 Pounds in 3 Days. 20 Strongest Diet Pills Exposed. PricesExposed.net Anatrim Review Just what is it? Read related information here. lipozene.dietpilladvisor.com Does Anatrim Work? Does Anatrim Work work? Will it work for you? Find out today. ConsumerHealthDigest.com Anatrim Warning Anatrim Exposed. This Years Top Fat Burners Revealed. SyberVision.com/anatrim Antrim Looking for antrim? Find exactly what you want today. www.eBay.com 10 Diet Rules That Work How Anyone can Lose 9lbs in 11 days. Get the Idiot Proof Diet here. www.FatLoss4idiots.com
Looking closely, one sees that the search results are "Powered by YAHOO! Search". This is in line with the previously seen sponsored links for this spam.
Searching for Anatrim on the BBC website shows:
Sorry There are no results for "anatrim" on the BBC website. Please check your spelling or try another search term. Alternatively, you may find results on another section of BBC Search by clicking on a link below: * Search results for "anatrim" from BBC News & Sport * Search results for "anatrim" from BBC Audio & Video * Search results for "anatrim" from The Web See further advice on how to use BBC Search
Anatrim can only be seen when selecting the option to search the web.
This spam is being discussed herein the German anti-spam forum. (sample spams are included, with full headers)
 From the mailer's perspective
A sponsor's advertisement for the Anatrim spam (and its family) lists the following "conditions and advantages":
Our conditions and advantages: - Payments up to 50 %; - Your own and stable bulk-host; - Operative and friendly support service; - Domains updating every few hours; - Personal domains for large adverts; - We give texts and graphics; - Detailed statistics; - Regular payments via webmoney, fethard, wire, paypal and epassporte; - Only 10 days hold; - We increase the percent at a good turn-over; - Referral system (5 % from involved adverts' earnings); - Bonuses and rewards; - We invite you to mutually advantageous cooperation; - Almost 2 years of excellent job. Also we invite advertizers for cooperation with non-spam traffic on profitable conditions.
Additionally, the sponsor notes that:
Here come new bonuses. Besides the fact, that all adverts now earn 40 % from sales with us, you can also receive: - 41 % starting from 40 sales for the period (10 days); - 42,5 % starting from 70 sales for the period (10 days); Who works well – rests well (meaning earns well =). Opening of the new sites with new products is expected soon., so we shall inform you on it for sure.
The following contact data is provided as where one can contact the sponsor:
Main questions and registration: ICQ: 337836048. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org On all other questions address: ICQ: 269779671 and ICQ 327579694.
According to the sponsor, the UBE mailing lists are provided as third-level domains "without the id incication" that will "increase the passableness" of the mail. Also noted is that, according to the sponsor, domain updates occur hourly.
|Anatrim features an ordering page with no security. Customers are invited to enter personal details and credit card details on this non-secure page, unlike real commercial operations. In addition, the ordering page features a captcha.|
 Sponsoring Registrars
Here are the ownership details for a typical site, wezfus.com, which is only accessible using a spammed prefix on the URL, such as xxxxxxx.wezfus.com. The site is sponsored by registrar Beijing Innovative Linkage Technology. The name servers used to resolve access to the spammed site are
This operation would not be possible without the support of the registrars who provide services to the site owner.
 How to complain
The most effective tool is the Complainterator which will compose messages to the Name services provider requesting their removal.