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another email scam with a difference

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by findtim, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. findtim

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    loosely based on this thread https://www.dntrade.com.au/dropping-domains/8343-domainprotector-com-au-what-dodgy-tactic.html

    I got an email today from a client "dubbo dentist" about a scam where someone was sending out invoices for online advertising on a .com that had not been approved, apparently MANY invoices had been sent to "dentists" , now first thoughts are " yeh another one" but I did some research and it leads back to someone in Brisbane, with a valid email address, valid phone number, valid address !!!! not the normal scam.

    I just can't wait to pick up the phone Monday and talk try and talk to them and find out what they are up to as my client isn't happy.

    tim
     
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  2. petermeadit

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    I'd be interested in how they are pulling this scam off too.

    Poor old "dubbo dentist! Copping it again :eek:
     
  3. findtim

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    no answer so far on 2 different numbers I found for the owner of the sites.

    what kind of business doesn't answer the " advertise with us " phone number ?

    they seem to own over 600 domains, about 80 developed

    tim
     
  4. DnEbook

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    The Dubbo Dentist delemma .... :eek:

    I would suggest this scam works on the 'law of averages'

    send out enough emails/invoices and some folk will fall for it
     
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  5. findtim

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    me bad, apparently its a public holiday in nsw/qld

    tim
     
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  6. eg73

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    It seems Dubbo Dentist has finally "dropped it"
     

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  7. Scott7

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    Should be a hotly contested auction. Tim may have to do an 'Appliances Online' to get it back :D
     
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    Looks like it found a good home. Safe in the hands of another DNTrade member.
     
  9. eg73

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    Ohhh? Who is this member?
     
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    Acheeva (Greg). Ned did a good podcast interview with him on Domainer.
     
  11. findtim

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    i'd registered it as a joke before i knew more about the rules, but having said that acheeva hasn't done anything wrong, it just came up on my "to drop" list in my NY's resolution to drop more domains that i know i'll never develop.


    tim
     
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  12. eg73

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    and here I was thinking there really was a Dentist in Dubbo..
     
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    There's a spam/phishing email I received from "applesupport.com.au"

    I don't know who to complain to?
     
  14. Guidex

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    The question is, did you ACTUALLY receive it from that domain? It's easy to spoof the sending email. I can create an email account on my hosting with any domain I please. View the header code / source code and copy the details it gives you into here and we can determine the originating email / IP
     
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  15. Guidex

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    Here's the whois for that domain, I doubt he would be phishing with public data -
    Registrant Contact Name David Erenboim
    Registrant Contact Email david@erenboim.com
     
  16. Christopher

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    Yeah, another way you can fake emails is to use a contact form on your site, you can change the from email to anything, and submit content via it. So definitely check the source code, if they've used something like Sendgrid to send out the email, then you can take a number of actions. You can send an email to abuse@sendgrid.com with a copy of the source headers, and a request at the start, stating that you don't know the recipiant, and would like to flag the following as spam. And get your @domain.com names removed from their lists.

    If it's a website hosted somewhere, you can take two options, you can go to the registra and report the spam, which is a violation of their terms, and the other is to go to their hosting and do the same. Of which sometimes the accounts get shut down, or removed.

    Lastly, just block it in your email filters, mark it as junk and delete it. (Ignore it basically).

    If you feel they are posing as apple and infringing or phishing as if they are apple, then you can contact apple and pass on the details. There are some contact emails and further details on this page. http://www.apple.com/legal/more-resources/phishing/
     
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