Spammers are clearly not going to miss this opportunity to make some extra money. Several university websites, including byu.edu and bowdoin.edu, have been used to host spam about Halloween costumes. If accessed from Google, the spam pages redirect to buycostumes.com. The URL to buycostumes.com contains an affiliate ID which allows the spammer to get a commission (10% to 30% of the total purchase) from the store should a redirected user ultimately make a purchase.
|Spam blog about Halloween costumes|
This is very similar to the spam for Mother's day that I reported in May 2010.