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    If it looks like a duck ....

    Question for the crowd. A customer purchases a dedicated server, then asks for the following reverse DNS entries:

    gj5.CASHWEL.COM
    oity.ECASHLEND.COM
    dx2.A1FASTCASH.COM
    pt61.KEYPADCASH.COM
    p72r.CASHCUSHIONS.COM
    jrs4.CASH-MONSTERS.COM
    b25.CASHCARD4TEEN.COM
    wry.E-INSTANTCASH.COM


    The customer then freaks out when we try to call the listed admin/tech contact for the above domains to determine if they are legit.

    Also, payment for the server (via PayPal) came from a person at a loans/mortgage-leads related domain.

    What does this tell you? Are we just being too paranoid about spam on the network?
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    Looks very fishy to me. You definately did the right thing IMO.

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    Gut feeling is get rid of them

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    You were more then smart here.

    Those domains should instantly throw up a red flag with that customer.

    Limit his email output, and see if he whines about that. If he does, terminate his account. Sounds 95% like spam to me.

    Check out those domains too, they're all parked...

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    Originally posted by Amiden
    You were more then smart here.

    Those domains should instantly throw up a red flag with that customer.

    Limit his email output, and see if he whines about that. If he does, terminate his account. Sounds 95% like spam to me.

    Check out those domains too, they're all parked...

    And the admin/tech contact is a cell phone with a woman that answers and immediately hangs up when you ask for the admin/tech contact listed in WHOIS.
    The Gotham Bus Company, Inc.
    Colocation and Shared Hosting for Smart Webmasters
    Long Island, NY

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    Pull the plug is my suggestion.

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    Yeah, looks like trouble.

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    Originally posted by bithost(NET)
    Quack.


    Spammy ducks indeed, reminds me of a time when a guy called us up wanted to host a bubch of "medicaments related domains" guess what? they al had "viagra" in them. Of course he was spititng throught the phone when we refused to provide him with email services.

    QUACK

    There is no magic. There are only onions.
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    Interesting /. article. I believe it applies to this topic.
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    Just put a rate limit on his account, that will prove if it's spam or maybe just a weirdo.
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    That has spamming written all over it

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