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  Reply # 1408919 18-Oct-2015 23:01
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l43a2: the site has been taken down.


No. The site is still there. A couple of ISPs took the initiative to block access to it.





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  Reply # 1408921 18-Oct-2015 23:07
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I asked our DNS people to kill the site for Spark customers this afternoon and I got confirmation it had been done early this evening. Not sure if the site itself is still up.

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  Reply # 1408923 18-Oct-2015 23:14
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Talkiet: I asked our DNS people to kill the site for Spark customers this afternoon and I got confirmation it had been done early this evening. Not sure if the site itself is still up.

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yea im on spark, must be why its down here now.




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  Reply # 1408924 18-Oct-2015 23:15
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I hate to think who has suckered for it and not yet cancelled cards.

Not only does it show coke, and US based menu. But it screams dumb asking for CC details up front. Then again, people put tinfoil on for worse.

Was amazing despite this, to see the (sponsored no less!) FB page likes increasing rapidly. From 160 to 230 in a quick time I checked this afternoon.

Then again, I saw yet another Qantas giving away half a million free 1st class flights with only 300 or so likes being shared like wildfire too. 1+1/=2 it seems.

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  Reply # 1408927 18-Oct-2015 23:23
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On 2degrees and can confirm it is still up. Hopefully this guy gets owned by the cops.

Glad somebody got the real whois details. Site is behind Cloudflare which doesn't help. I've notified the DNC earlier on but by the time they respond it'll be too late and he'll likely have a few CC details in his database but have also reported it to Google for Phishing.

Edit: I think my DNS server may have the site cached. I also have found the guy: https://twitter.com/naveengamage





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  Reply # 1408955 19-Oct-2015 07:32
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JamesL: What's sad is the amount of people who likely fell for it.

Anyway, details before he realised he exposed himself:

registrant_contact_name: Naveen Gamage
registrant_contact_address1: 12, Liverpool street
registrant_contact_city: Auckland
registrant_contact_province: Auckland
registrant_contact_postalcode: 1010
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +204 1994 121
registrant_contact_email: onesoftnz@gmail.com


Will any of the ISPs point this scam to police? Or to Netsafe at least?








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  Reply # 1408956 19-Oct-2015 07:35
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Well, I forwarded to Netsafe via their contact email. Let's see if there's a reply.





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  Reply # 1408967 19-Oct-2015 08:26
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michaelmurfy:I think my DNS server may have the site cached. I also have found the guy: https://twitter.com/naveengamage


Account no longer exists.




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  Reply # 1409016 19-Oct-2015 09:23
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Thanks for the heads up Frietasm.  If KFC just bloody delivered we wouldn't have this issue.

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  Reply # 1409035 19-Oct-2015 09:33
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'alleged'

Wouldn't be the first time something bad has been made as a vendetta against someone else.. (especially with the wrongly formatted intl number in the initial registration)

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  Reply # 1409039 19-Oct-2015 09:39
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A lot of things all line up for this guy being the perpetrator  - unfortunate if it's not him.

 

Web designer, away from his motherland, and a photo of the Auckland Skytower on his twitter profile. Name matches the domain registration.

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  Reply # 1409047 19-Oct-2015 09:45
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More of a tell-tale would Facebook being cooperative (tiu ad) and letting authorities know (tui) the account that created and paid for additional virality sponsorship of the fake FB page promoting it.



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  Reply # 1409049 19-Oct-2015 09:48
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I have removed a photo. As far as we know the name could have been an id theft - anyone could use that name.

But there are some strong indications.






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Oblivian: 'alleged'

Wouldn't be the first time something bad has been made as a vendetta against someone else.. (especially with the wrongly formatted intl number in the initial registration)


Exactly this, I don't think a witch-hunt on here is a good idea, let the authorities do their thing (hopefully they take it seriously).

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