Saturday, March 12, 2011

How Microsoft Enables Fraud

The term "enable" according to Merriam-Webster

a : to provide with the means or opportunity
 b : to make possible, practical, or easy
 c : to cause to operate

Microsoft, through their Office Live Service, is enabling scammers to operate the site in this post:

The domain was reported as fraud to the email address on:
Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:35:07 is still on line at 5:08 on 3-12-11

Apparently Microsoft doesn't think they need to address fraud domains and websites in a timely manner.

Leia Mais… FRAUD  FAKE FRAUD SCAM is a spoof of the legitimate site:

Here is the domain registration for the site:

The scammer is listing a 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo

He is giving out this name and address:

Name:     Daniel Edwards

Address: 3630 Russell St
                Riverside, CA 92501
                United States
The scammer is using the email address:
Also hosted by our friends at LimeDomains:

The scammers are asking their intended victims to wire transfer money to this bank account:
Account Holder: ZIGMUND DANIEL
Account Holder Address:1847 W Greenleaf Ave , Chicago, IL 60626
Account Number:46255444
Routing Number: 026009593
Bank Address:601 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654

Here is more text from the fake emails they are sending to their intended victims:

You are receiving this e-mail because you are going to buy an item using Edmunds Autos Purchase Protection. Edmunds Auto covers buyers who are purchasing a vehicle from a verified Edmunds member. There's no sign-up, opt-in, or registration necessary.

FAX Payment Receipt to : (888) 361-8242

Terms and Conditions
Edmunds will secure the payment until the Buyer receives, inspects and accepts the vehicle.
 For security reasons please do not release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.
 All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Edmunds Protection Program offers protection only for losses associated with eligible transactions for qualifying vehicles in the following situations: 
1. You pay for a vehicle and never receive it.
2. You send a refundable deposit for a vehicle and never receive it. 
3. You pay for a vehicle and receive it but suffer losses because:
- The vehicle has an undisclosed or unknown lien against its title.
- The vehicle make, model or year is different than what was described in the Seller's listing at the time you placed your offer.
- A title is required for the vehicle by your state and the Seller's state but you did not receive a title from the Seller and it is not possible to obtain a title from the appropriate DMV.
- The vehicle has a title with an undisclosed salvage, rebuilt/ rebuildable, unrebuildable, reconstructed, scrapped/ destroyed, junk, lemon, manufacturer buyback, or water damage
- The vehicle is less than 20 years old and has more than a 5,000 mile odometer discrepancy from the mileage as stated in the Seller's listing. 
- The vehicle had undisclosed engine, body, transmission, and/or frame damage at the time of purchase that will cost more than $1,000 to repair. The cost of repair of those components must exceed $1,000.

The fake site uses the privacy protection service of Lime Protects and is hosted by Limedomains.
Some other Limedomain fraud sites are listed here:

Send complaints to:

Created at: 2010-12-15
Expires on: 2011-12-15

Registrant Contact Information:
Name: Lime Protects
Phone: 2122196000
Address Line 1: PO Box 1589
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3: None
City: New York
State: New York
Country: USA
Zip: 10013
Phone: 1-2122196000

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