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Scammer pretending to be me

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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Warning! There is a scammer going around applying to domain parking programs using my identity. Seems like it's been going on for a few months now, although I only found out about it today.

    He is supplying a list of many of my .co.uk generics to support his application.

    He gives his email as edwinhayvard@yahoo.co.jp and states he is from Japan and that his native language isn't English.

    That's certainly true as he is actually from China according to the phone number he's been supplying in his fraudulent applications.

    He also gives his DNForum username as "simajianlin" and his company name as "Roar Productions Ltd" on applications.

    If you run an affiliate or domain parking program, please could you check to see whether you have this scammer signed up.

    No idea why he picked somebody who's been visible and active in the domain industry for 13 years (pretty easy to refute the "native language" part, right?) to try and "borrow" as an identity but there we go. Unfortunately since he's based out of China the legal route isn't an option, so the best I can do is spread this warning widely.

    I'd be happy to answer any concerns privately about this. But hopefully the above is enough for you to work from...

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  3. GreyWing

    GreyWing Retired Member

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    That's unlucky Ed, any idea how he is gaining from it? or is he just trying to make things akward for you?

    Cheers GW
     
  4. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    My guess - and it's no more than that - is that he's using my list of generics to get into minor parking programs, then putting his own junk domains into them. I can't see any other reason, but perhaps I'm not thinking laterally enough...
     
  5. devolution

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    Well he could list some of them on some venues and have fake sales. (I've seen a big lot of fake .co.uk on Afternic the other day - AG.co.uk for example).
     
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    That's unsettling, I've blocked that email address from Acorn so he can't use it here.

    I'll let you know if i come across him.
     
  7. pugyrob United Kingdom

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    Fake sales would be the biggest worry. It seems like he is looking to trade on your reputation i would think its a lot of hassle to go through to get a better parking deal.

    Hope you sort it out

    Rob
     
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