Another scam site mobilewolrd

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CanadaRAM, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    #1
    FYI
    Another Mac sales scam site is in operation -- "mobileworld" except the URL is misspelled intentionally mobilewolrd. 'mobileworld' had already been blacklisted by Trust-e

    They purport to be in New Zealand and ship free by FedEd 2nd day for 50% off Apple prices.

    Neither the Trust-e nor the Verisign logos go to the proper verification pages, just to the home pages of those sites. Reported to both.

    Domain record created last week

    Registrant: Rivera, Jake
    1536 3/4 Silver Lake Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    US

    Domain Name: MOBILEWOLRD-dot-COM

    Administrative Contact , Technical Contact :
    Rivera, Jake
    cancan100373-at-hotmail.com
    1536 3/4 Silver Lake Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    US
    Phone: 3236635253

    Record expires on 31-Oct-2006
    Record created on 31-Oct-2005
    Database last updated on 31-Oct-2005

    note, I changed the -at- and -dot- myself to prevent links
     
  2. dr427 macrumors regular

    dr427

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    #2
    Looks like another incarnation of the same or similar scammer:

    http://www.mobileworld-inc.com/

    None of the "certificates" at the bottom of the site are worth anything. They only bounce you back to the home page of the said site. i.e. Verisign.com.

    Their contact says they are out of Panama City, Panama, but the Whois & IP trace go back to Emryville, CA. A Mr. John Cato.

    DNSStuff.com found lots of stuff.

    Bad Bad Bad, stay away from http://www.mobileworld-inc.com

    They are blasting Google Ads right now. Just put in keyword Powerbook and they come up as one of the top sponsored links everytime.
     
  3. CanadaRAM thread starter macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    #4
    Yeah, PO Box 99800 is for an anon DNS registration service, and most of the customers for that particular service seem to be seeking privacy for all the wrong reasons.
     

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