Monday, December 20, 2010

(same scammers, different web host, fake COMODO emblem, no SSL )

2 fraud sites, same web host......
These 2 sites are the newest in a long line of fake stores using the Green Dot MoneyPak scam.
The fraud domain actually has the COMODO secure authentication emblem on it.
(image below)
How can a scam site get an SSL certificate?
Are there no measures to prevent this?
Can any scammer using a stolen credit card get this service?
This situation leaves me feeling that I couldn't trust any site displaying the COMODO authentication emblem.
I have previous posts where scammers used COMODO for their fake sites too.
This same scammer:
and a different scammer:

COMODO touts its browser plug-in, VerificationEngine, that supposedly helps people from getting scammed,  but it relies on sites in its own database. Will it tell you these fraud sites are legitimate?
"VerificationEngine lets you easily verify that the site you're on can be trusted, essential to secure web-surfing."

Here are images of the fraud sites.
This site has the COMODO auithentication

 Lets hope no one is ripped off thinking they'll get playground equipment for their children in time for Christmas using

Both domains have been reported to the web host, who is usually good at removing fake sites from their servers.
Green Dot MoneyPak has a page on their site to help protect yourself from fraud:
Please read it.

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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