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  1. #1

    spammer?

    I just got a very strange signup request, anybody think this is a spammer or something? It looks very strange. No real contact information, yet they are attempting to signup by paying for 6months. Why would a spammer pay for more than a month at a time when he/she is probably going to get kicked from the server for asap?

    I have no problem with somebody tossing $100 my way, but I have no idea if they are legit or not.

    Should I send an email requesting actual contact info, or just disreguard? No pymnt has been made yet.
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    Contact Information
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    First Name: sdf
    Last Name: sdf
    Company or Domain Name:
    Address:
    sdf
    sdf, dsf 34243 US

    Phone: +1.324234
    Email: [email protected]


    Purchase Information
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    sfsdfs.dfd (Primary) Domain:
    I will update my nameservers only.
    Main Package Web Professional:
    6-Months @ $89.95 + Setup: $10.00
    Package(s) Total $89.95
    Package(s) Prorated (This Month Pro-Rated 4 days) $2.00
    Package(s) Setup $10.00
    Sub Total $101.95
    Total Due $101.95*
    * $89.95 will be due on the next renewal date: 01/01/2006
    (Domain renewals billed separately.)



    Account Information
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    Referred by: Friend
    Username: a23423
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    Comments
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    4234


    Billing Information
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    Payment Method: PayPal



    Order From IP: 69.194.199.82

    Timestamp: 06/27/2005: 10:23:52

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  2. #2
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    I would not setup their account. More and likely its not a legit order. I would be cautious of any paypal payments comming in as this could be from a stolen account. i would canel this order.

    Thanks
    - James

  3. #3
    I've gotten these before, just delete.

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  5. #5
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    I get those and if you install it you're just asking for LOTS of trouble. This is the number one reason not to do autoinstalled accounts. I've got a strict policy, if the IP doesn't match the specified location then I won't install with out a phone conversation, and if the address information is obviously fake I fire them off an email and delete the accounts.

  6. #6
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    No real name?
    Cancel. Likely fraud, especially through Paypal.
    I get these often, and always contact the user through the Paypal email address (not the one they put on the form), and call them to verify. With user details like fsdfasd...it has never been a legitimate order.
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  7. #7
    Yes, it’s a fraud order, his order is manipulated and seems unrealistic overall he is hiding his personal identity.
    Normally when a customer selects a most expensive plan and tries to hide his personal identity it is something suspicious.
    Last edited by etechsupport2; 06-28-2005 at 08:22 AM.

  8. #8
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    It still shocks me that some people would even consider fulfilling an order like that.

  9. #9
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    It sounds like he was just trying to check your system to see if he could get away with anything

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    I have no idea. Within the first week of starting up ZapX Technologies, I remember getting two such orders. I relaly didn't think anything of it, and just deleted them, though I was quite baffled. We haven't gotten any such orders since. I never thought what would happen if you actually approved.

  12. #12
    Its spam. It too good to be true

  13. #13
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    I wouldnt even open my eyes on this order, just click "PURGE"
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  14. #14
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    delete this order without even thinking about it - some morons "play" with your order system. We deleted 100's of orders like this one over past few year - not even one complain

  15. #15
    Shortly after posting, I verified my gut instinct that the email address was fake. I figured it was somebody testing to see if my site automaticly sets accounts up. You would have to be crazy to auto-create orders, I can't beleive some people actually do that.

    I checked the IP address and sent an email to the ISP asking them to investigate that user for possible fraud. If he tried to sign up with me, he either has or is going to do it elsewhere. Chances are he has gotten thru on somebody's auto account creating system and is up to no good somewhere....
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