vpptransactions.org FAKE FRAUD SCAM
Remember, the scammers are asking for your eBay username and password on that site.
If you use them the scammers will hijack your eBay account.
http://www.vpptransactions.org/ is being used to direct intended victims to this site:
Which is a fake eBay Live Help site, also mentioned here:
More spoof sites here:
resolves to what appears to be a hacked site:
A call to the number on the site went unanswered.
Here is what the email looks like from:
Congratulations - You Are Approved To Buy!
Offer for buying item: 2006 Honda Gold Wing
You are receiving this email because the seller of this item have sent you an offer for buying it. The seller (Dan Stern) is a member of eBay's Vehicle Purchase Protection Program and also, if you accept this offer, you will be protected by eBay's Vehicle Purchase Protection Program. Currently, the seller can provide a Vehicle Purchase Protection Coverage up to US $20,000.00. Transactions with this eBay seller are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description errors.
|How does this works?|
|1. If you accept this offer you need an eBay account and you must contact eBay VPP Online Support. If you don't have an eBay account click here to register. To accept this offer and contact eBay VPP Online Support click only the blue button below.|
2. The buyer receives an invoice and complete the money transfer to Vehicle Purchase Protection Program Department. After the payment is received by eBay Vehicle Purchase department and approved the seller will initiate the delivery. The seller has three business days to send the buyer and eBay the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the buyer
3. Buyer receives the merchandise and has five days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the buyer should accept the merchandise. If he refuses the merchandise, the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller within three business days.The seller will pay for shipping back the merchandise.
4. After the inspection period is over ( 5 business days ), the buyer must contact us with the result of the inspection. If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number for the returned shipment is verified. Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller's purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your bank account, or by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days. The insurer of this transaction is eBay Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, . The account is managed by eBay's SquareTrade center. This transaction is supervised by eBay's SafeHarbor team.
Someone left a post, and I thank you, in the comments area below.
I cannot post the company's other phone number without their permission.
I did call them and the person that is in charge is supposed to call back.
Yes I am correct, the fake site is using the website IP 184.108.40.206 for www.weeklyhomebuyerslist.com
This means the site is compromised and the scammers placed the fake live chat files there.
Its not rocket science.
Domain Whois recordQueried whois.internic.net with "dom weeklyhomebuyerslist.com"...
Domain Name: WEEKLYHOMEBUYERSLIST.COM Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com Name Server: NS1.PERFORMANCEHOSTING.NET Name Server: NS2.PERFORMANCEHOSTING.NET Status: clientDeleteProhibited Status: clientRenewProhibited Status: clientTransferProhibited Status: clientUpdateProhibited Updated Date: 09-oct-2006 Creation Date: 30-jan-2000 Expiration Date: 30-jan-2013
Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott
NEVER use instant payment services like Western Union or MoneyGram to buy items on the internet.