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    Jul 17 2009 10:57:51

    #1

    Mal Stewart

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 135

    I have had a report of another phishing scam, this time using the domain name mals-e.us which is not one of mine. Do not respond to emails asking you to login, they do not come from me! Only ever login at:

    https://www.mals-e.com/login.php

    Mal Stewart

    Mal's E-commerce Ltd
    http://www.mals-e.com




    Aug 22 2009 05:51:28

    #2

    Zen Monkey

    Join date : 2009-08-21      Posts : 26

    Is there not a way you can sue the owner of the domain and take it from them being it impersonates you and breaches your security and stuff like that

    I know i have heard of that happening before where someone loses a domain because it impersonates a big companies domain and they manage to claim the domain and basically steal it from the owner

    Seems like everyone is trying scams these days to get your login info, i never have logged in to anything from an email i didnt know and trust, thankfully.



    Aug 22 2009 06:10:20

    #3

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3207

    I see around 20 to 50 emails a week coming from bogus PayPal and Halifax accounts, they can't stop it either...

    Having trouble with a form or need one building?
    Fast turnaround, but I do charge :)

    Mal's Forms / Scripts and the syntax are here.




    Aug 22 2009 16:34:35

    #4

    Zen Monkey

    Join date : 2009-08-21      Posts : 26

    Oh yeah i get those aswell but usually they have some stupid name url domain etc

    Its not like your getting a link that points to halifax.me or halifax.co.in instead of the usual .co.uk

    Like with paypal i owned a domain once promoting a paypal enabled script for donations tracking etc and because my domain hat the word paypal in it they complained threatened to take me to court if i didnt give up the domain and use a different one

    So presumably a company protecting its brand combined with keeping their site secure, could figure out a way to legal aquire the domain name from the scammers to stop them using a link that resembles mals actual site link.

    Then it would look less genuine and less people would fall for it if they tried using some goofy domain like most scammers do.



    Aug 22 2009 16:37:03

    #5

    Zen Monkey

    Join date : 2009-08-21      Posts : 26

    Afterall you can clearly see who owns it here

    http://who.godaddy.com/WhoIs.aspx?domain=mals-e.us&prog_id=godaddy

    So a quick complaint and threats of legal action to the registrar would probably convince them to give up the domain and transfer it from him to mal

    Ive seen it happen

    Looks like the domain itself is already shut down coz of the phishing though