From: PR-SignOnHost.Com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:43 AM
Subject: Defamation of character
I am the PR to signonhost.com. A webhosting hosting based in Africa.
We noticed you have listed our co-founders email (email@example.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.
The email address firstname.lastname@example.org
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.