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Topic # 111455 3-Nov-2012 23:19 Send private message

hey everyone

So, I was doing some online shopping at http://www.thenorthfacejacketsoutletu.com/ and when I wanted to checkout the item, my sophos virus detection sensed risk in the final payment process, now I don't know what to do with it. Does it mean that the website is actually dangerous?

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  Reply # 711564 3-Nov-2012 23:23 Send private message

Something about that website doesn't add up. Poor English and what's the deal with the u in the URL? Could be a scam.

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  Reply # 711570 3-Nov-2012 23:30 Send private message

Agreed with Matt above. It doesn't seem to be "legit". The best thing is to do some research, see if anyone has had problems with them before. Use their contact form and run a few queries by them. And lastly see if their company "cheap north face jackets, INC" actually exists. It seems a bit odd that it isn't capitalised (check footer of website).

-Aidan




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  Reply # 711574 3-Nov-2012 23:46 Send private message

Looks like a phishing site to me





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  Reply # 711576 3-Nov-2012 23:48 Send private message

I would also cancel the credit card if you have entered credit card details on that site





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  Reply # 711577 3-Nov-2012 23:50 Send private message

yea doing some basic research it looks pretty dodgy







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Reply # 711580 3-Nov-2012 23:57 Send private message

What should I do to then? I even registered under the website, would they able to get access to my private stuff and banking accounts? 



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  Reply # 711585 4-Nov-2012 00:04 Send private message

I haven't put any credit card details on it except for my email and address (for the shipping info). But that was close! thanks, everyone! really appreciate and lesson learnt. 

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  Reply # 711586 4-Nov-2012 00:07 Send private message

If you used same password as other accounts, make sure to change them.

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  Reply # 711588 4-Nov-2012 00:08 Send private message

If the deal is too good to be true... Majority of the time it is a scam.





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  Reply # 711596 4-Nov-2012 00:32 Send private message

Replace your details in the account with fake ones.

Change the password to something random and change existing ones on other websites just to be safe as mentioned above.

Take any and all CC details out of ANY website you have registered them with. No matter how "safe" a website claims to be, its not worth the risk. I don't care if its TradeMe or anything like that, you should remove the CC information as soon as possible.

Scan your computer for phishing/malware/spyware...ect if you visit the website regularly.

EDIT: Just read their about us page:

About Us

Us as the leading corporation all through the world, we offer the best north face products. What's more, we do long time business in the ebay.In addition,the exclusive suppliers we have also contribute to our low price strategy, so we can supply the best products, best price,best service.Looking forward to doing good business with all my friends in the world.We do all we can to provide you with the best quality products with lowest price.





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  Reply # 711603 4-Nov-2012 07:20 Send private message

Fake site that was only registered 5 oct 2012.
Registered to a Kellen Hsu supposedly in the USA. (But thats fake as well I'd bet)
Kellen from what I found has also registered 4 other domains, one being MYOILPAINTINGUS.COM
Steer clear of the site, get a monitor put on your credit card if you put the details in the site (by contacting your banks fraud investigation team), if you use the same password elsewhere change it on the other sites.

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  Reply # 711622 4-Nov-2012 09:16 Send private message

DravidDavid: Scan your computer for phishing/malware/spyware...ect if you visit the website regularly.


This. Run a full scan with HouseCall to make sure you don't have anything they might have dropped pass your other sercurity software.





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  Reply # 711734 4-Nov-2012 13:56 Send private message

http://www.thenorthface.co.nz/

They have a shop at Unit 4, 80 Queen Street, if you're in Auckland

You need to be very suspicious of online shopping websites as probably every third is dodgy. I strongly suggest reporting this website to North Face.

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  Reply # 711736 4-Nov-2012 14:04 Send private message

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  Reply # 711739 4-Nov-2012 14:05 Send private message

Engrish!




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