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Unread postby firefly » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:37 pm

It happens from time to time that some of the fraudsters exposed on our forum decide to test us, pretending to be innocent of the frauds exposed here.

It also happens from time to time that the faker makers reported on our forum are contacting us, pretending they are innocent and they have nothing to do with the fake profiles or fake sites associated with their identity.

What they don't know while playing their little mind games is that we don't post anything on this forum without double checking first.

Online fraud has a long history, and the ones scamming innocent victims or facilitating this crime by creating the infrastructure used in fraud have a common point: they all leave traces online. They imagine there is no record left after a while. They believe that once an online profile/account gets removed, or a fraudulent site gets suspended or expires, there is no more evidence connecting them to the fake sites they created, maintained or were associated with. When no evidence is left, they assume they got away cleanly and pretend to be innocent. They deny the fact of the harm done.

Options are available online allowing somebody creating a fake profile or a fake site to protect his identity while registering it. A lot of fraudsters are using this option, while believing they have a complete privacy protection for their fraudulent activities.

More recently, the way the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) was implemented on May 25, 2018 in the EU doesn't allow a regular Internet user to check the registrant details for a domain name. This is another shield for potential fraud if abused.

We said it before and we say it again: there is no privacy and no protection for online fraud.

Until law enforcement manages to solve jurisdictional issues and the regulators involved in how the Internet is working today find a way to mitigate online fraud, we will use any legal option we have for exposing the people involved in online fraud: their fake profiles, their real faces (when we manage to identify them), fraudsters as well as the ones knowingly facilitating the activity of fraudsters defrauding consumers every day.

Fraudsters do not care about the GDPR or the laws.

While being defrauded, victims lose not only money or self esteem, they lose their privacy as well. Their details, obtained by the fraudsters during scams, are part of sucker lists passed from one fraudster to another, and those victims get targeted again and again. The very same details end up on unprotected fake sites pretending to be banks, couriers or similar. Anyone can grab those details and re-use it to defraud those victims further.

The victims have no way to avoid online exposure because of these fraudsters taking advantage of them.

On our forum, we respect the privacy and protect the victims of cyber-crime, not fraudsters. The information posted here is for the benefit and protection of legitimate Internet users and law enforcement.

If you are a fraudster exposed on our forum and you contact us, playing innocent with a fabricated story, it is fair to let you know that you have no protection here and never will have.
Help yourself by helping others - report your scammer here.
Google can be your best friend;use it if you have doubts about someone met online. If someone met online only asks for money, no matter what reason, it´s 100% scam.
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pr@signonhost.com - ccokoji@gmail.com

Unread postby firefly » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:17 pm

Email received:

From: PR-SignOnHost.Com <pr@signonhost.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:43 AM
Cc: ccokoji@gmail.com
Subject: Defamation of character
Importance: High

Dear Sir,

I am the PR to signonhost.com. A webhosting hosting based in Africa.

We noticed you have listed our co-founders email (ccokoji@gmail.com) as a scam email here:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=68558

Kindly note that this is our SOA record email and it shows up on all the domain hosted on that server.

We want to request that you please, remove that email from the forum, it is attracting too much spam and unsolicited mails and our founder is not happy with that. Moreover, it is a defamation of character.

I am sure also that the phishing site has been suspended.

Thank you for understanding.

Regards,
Peter More
PR, SignOnHost.Com


Let's clarify:

The email address ccokoji@gmail.com was reported first time in 2006, while being associated with two fake sites pretending to be banks; alliedbondbk.com impersonating Allied And Bond Bank, and fangod.net impersonating First Atlantic Merchant Bank Ghana. Since then, another 100 domain names were or are associated with the same faker maker details. Not all the sites associated with his identity are fake, some are built for real businesses in Nigeria, though the ones created, maintained and used for fraud are the majority. These are mostly impersonating banks, couriers and official institutions.

Following a scam attempt reported in https://www.scamsurvivors.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=57318, we investigated the domain name used in that fraud. The result of that investigation is posted at viewtopic.php?f=17&t=68558.

"Defamation of character", according to the official definition, is "the communication of a false statement that, depending on the law of the country, harms the reputation of an individual". That applies to the situation when what we said is not true. We can prove what we said. If you choose to disagree please contact ABSA bank, who filled an UDRP to regain the control of a domain name created by you while impersonating them: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/deci ... -1363.html, and the EFCC, who can contact us for details if needed.
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