Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FEDEX, Abbey National Bank, and JOB SCAM

Three scams one scammer.
As I reviewed my list of domains today for possible fraud, I spotted an obvious one:

The domain registration reads as follows:
   TITUSVILLE, Florida 32780
   United States
   Registered through: Zoho
      Created on: 23-Nov-10
      Expires on: 23-Nov-11
      Last Updated on: 23-Nov-10
   Administrative Contact:
      Courier, Fedex
      TITUSVILLE, Florida 32780
      United States
      +1.3213719021      Fax --
As far as I am concerned -1 is not a valid name, therefore not only has the domain registrar, WILD WEST DOMAINS, INC. and ZOHO,  allowed a scammer (I'll show you more on that below) to register a domain using a trademarked company name (FEDEX), they also allowed an invalid whois entry.

This goes against their agreement with ICANN:
"All accredited registrars have agreed with ICANN to obtain contact information from registrants, to provide it publicly by a Whois service, and to take reasonable steps to investigate and correct any reported inaccuracies in contact information for domain names registered through them."
This statement can be found here:

Now, getting back to the scammer.....
The domain mentioned above was registered using another fake domain:
You can see an image of what the domain displays here:
(just in case the scammer changes it)

The domain of course is another scam and a spoof of the now defunct Abbey National Bank PLC
If you do a Google search of the email used in the above domain registration:
You get this information.
If you Google the phrase in the title you get:
"Excellent pay rates, flexible hours. No experience necessary! Send a copy of your CV along with a cover letter to be eligible for consideration. Act now and put an end to your job search today"

This is but one example of how domain registrars and web hosting companies enable scammers and scams on the internet.
The reason this all happens if for one thing, greed.

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.


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