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Santorum Uses *snip* (Conservatives United Moneybomb) to Grease the Hinges of War Chest

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Yeah...everything seems to check out. This has been up f or several days apparently too before we even noticed it here at ATS.
He either has some sorry jokester, or someone from the opposition working for him to come up with this.

Conservatives Unite Moneybomb.

I just hope the launch of this wasn't premature....



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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This is a joke. I think I found it in the source code of the page.
The source code actually links to here: Link which allows anyone to create a page or site to help raise money for a candidate. When I clicked the link in the view source I got this additional info:




Fundly enables causes to simply create, promote, and manage effective online fundraising campaigns. By using Fundly to fundraise for your cause, you can raise money online fast and easy by using our proven social media fundraising tools. Engage with, and accept donations from your donors and gain new ones via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social fundraising channels when using our highly effective online fundraising platform that will allow your supporters to help fundraise on behalf of your cause. To learn more and create your free account, visit: Fundly.com.


Check the right side of the page here for the link to the creating a fundraising site.

My guess is someone intentionally did this knowing full well what the acronym was and was able to link it to Rick's page. I was suspicious at the start too because there is also a link that says


Home Continue to RickSantorum.com


This site is asking for personal payment information. I think this is quite possibly a web spoof attempting to steal CC numbers from people while at the same time smearing Santorum's campaign.

I'm 99% positive now this is something that was done by someone NOT associated in anyway with Santorum or his campaign.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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I looked further into the source code, and found some VERY suspicious code. I will post it below. It is redirecting, changing cookies, and adding macros to the part between the initial page link of ricksantorum.com/unite and the actual page it arrives at.

Below is the code. I posted it for others to see and check out too. I'm starting to think this is not just a smear, but a web forgery too.




// looking for page_name parameter value
for (i=0;i



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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I may be wrong about it. It's been a while since I actually coded _javascript and HTML. But this entire thing just looks suspicious to me. It links directly to his signed encrypted site, but I think the code before you get there is a problem.



In fact. If you go directly to ricksantorum.com, I can find absolutely NO link at all to the page entitled Conservatives United Moneybomb. There should be a link if he was that intent on raising the money. But there is nothing I can find to link to that one page.

Here is the actual link to Santorum's official campaign donation page.




edit on 25-1-2012 by webpirate because: additional info



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Here is more suspicious code from the .../unite page header:









function goElseWhere()
[
if (document.location.protocol != "https:")[
var oldURL = window.location.hostname + window.location.pathname;
var newURL = "https://" + oldURL;
window.location = newURL;
]
]
goElseWhere();





The script is calling a function to go elsewhere, and looks like it's telling it to change the url. Although we can't actually see that function to know the actual URL it is sending us to.

This might just be a gag...but it looks dangerous to me.



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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Looks legit to me.
Either way, it doesn't help santorum. If it is legit, it doesn't help him to have you telling people it's a cc phishing spoof.. Whether it's legit or not, it doesn't help santorum, because obviously somewhere in his campaign there's either someone who's sabotaging the campaign or is totally inept.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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I agree either way it doesn't help him. And I'm not defending him. But when I see functions to redirect to other pages, suspicious JS and NO other links to that particular page from his actual site, along with the facebook page on the CUM page that links to how to create a "funding site" and the actual link from his site to donate money which I did link being a totally different page, it all just smells very very fishy to me.

Why no other links? Why have we not heard him make this push for campaign funding? And why a totally different donation link form the obvious legit site? Something is very wrong here.

It may not be malicious in attempting to steal your cc#'s, but it is overall very very suspicious.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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Good questions, and I'm not sure of the answers, but if the graph in the CUM website is correct, someone's linking to it.. It's raised over 2 million dollars! Also, I'm pretty sure the graph is real, in the TYT video I posted in my OP the graph was shown around 1.2 million... So either it's real, or a hoaxer is trying hard by updating the graph from time to time.. I guess either way you look at it, the $2 million plus can't be hurting the campaign.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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I could link more code, but it's just taking up space on this thread. But I am gonna link 2 files from the source code of the CUM page.
One is:

The other is


These are off the header...or top of the ...santorum/unite page.
Both are coded in walls of text. Only the criminally insane or people with something to hide code in walls of text without line breaks or breaks for comments or whatever.

I can't get over why this single page in the only one with this terminology and acronym on it on his entire site. Also, you can't link to it from his site., and the .../unite site has a link which specifically says
Continue to RickSantorum.com. Why would his own site give you a link to continue to his own site, if it wasn't actually off his actual site?



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Don't get me wrong here now...I'm in no way suggesting that you are the hoaxer. Or whatever. All you did was find this site and post it on ATS. I'm accusing you on no wrongdoing at all...just so we're clear!


I just find this way too suspicious that a presidential candidate would have advisers who would allow something with an acronym like this to go through. That..and there are just too many irregularities in the js code. Too many redirects. Too many functions called which seem to change the site name.

And no other mention anywhere else on this site or by the candidate himself of this particular fundraising event. BTW...the actual donation page has nothing at all about how much has been donated.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:16 PM
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what about this tweet from santorum's official twitter page?

tweet



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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or how about this screenshot i just took from santorum's official facebook page?



You can double check for yourself, go to his facebook page and scroll down on his wall posts to January 19th.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Check here and note first tweet 1-21-12.

This is interesting, too.

roflmao



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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...to resemble Swiss cheese. If the off-topic remarks continue, this thread will be closed due to a handful of individuals who refuse to cooperate with a simple staff request to stay on topic.

Consider this fair warning.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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This is a stupid non-issue in my opinion.

So his campaign had a poor choice of words that end up coincidentally as a dirty acronym... and??



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