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Month: April 2017

Understanding the Cameroonian Pet Scam

Understanding the Cameroonian Pet Scam

In a previous article we mentioned that not much is known about the Cameroonian Pet Scam or this type of fraud emanating from West Africa. We mentioned the pet scam, the weed scam and stolen credit card details. This article quickly looks at one scammer found that will illustrate this type of cyber-crime.

A Tale of Two Fraud Facilitators: Ladette and Guy

A Tale of Two Fraud Facilitators: Ladette and Guy

The question has often been asked: How large are the scammers nests? In the previous post, From Benin: A Loan Scam Syndicate, we explored a syndicate operating from Benin, defrauding consumers mainly in Europe, the United Kingdom and Canada, having over 300 domains. To show this is not an isolated incident and that domain fraud abusing fake domain registration details is rife, we will now look at two identified facilitators in Nigeria working in concert. First a female was identified…

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From Benin: A Loan Scam Syndicate

From Benin: A Loan Scam Syndicate

In November 2016,¬† the On-line ADR Center of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) made a UDRP ruling on the domain CREDIT-BOURSORAMABANQUE.COM, where this domain was found to be violating Bourorama SA’s rights. Ref: http://udrp.adr.eu/adr/decisions/decision.php?dispute_id=101308. In the notable portions in this judgment, we find the following: Factual Background FACTS ASSERTED BY THE COMPLAINANT AND NOT CONTESTED BY THE RESPONDENT: The Complainant, BOURSORAMA S.A., is a French company founded in 1995 and is active in online brokerage, the provision of financial information…

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Whoisguard: A proxy for crime targeting the USA from the USA?

Whoisguard: A proxy for crime targeting the USA from the USA?

¬†Background: A domain proxy is a system whereby a domain owner, the registrant,¬† hides his or her details for a domain registration behind a registrar or reseller’s proxy. The proxy owner substitutes his own details for those of the registrant, the domain owner. This is a great shield for legitimate users wishing to protect their privacy, but also attracts malicious registrants using fake registration details.