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    Default Another Scam - Managers please read!

    Hi

    I have been alerted by a very kind manager, that they received the following email today basically trying to scam managers and brands, using our brand, and pretending to be us.

    The email is

    "Affiliate Manager ,



    We are looking for a good brand to send our UK and German traffic to. I want to touch base to see if we can work something out.



    I also wanted to see if you would be at the Amsterdam affiliate conference in June to setup a meeting. Please shoot me an email or feel free contact me on Skype!



    Let me know!


    Best Regards,


    Matt Liebman

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    https://twitter.com/lowriskwinner

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    "

    We have never, and would never email managers looking for brands. It seems the emails have gone to brands were not currently working with. Also, it would seem they have bought the domain lowriskwinnerS.com and are simply 301 redirecting it to my site www.lowriskwinner.com.

    What is frustrating too, is the fact that this guy is using the first name Matt, which is further confusing managers, as my genuine business partner, Matt French is obviously called "Matt" and has been introduced to managers, as "Matt". Hence, this morning a brand I work with said "Oh, Matt emailed me earlier"

    Anyway, This is DEFINATELY not us, and we are alarmed by the fact they seem to want to schedule meetings essentially as us for AAC, and goodness knows what they are trying to gain.

    If you got the email, can you let me know, be interesting to see how far they have gone with it.

    Anybody with any further information, please email me at ryan@lowriskwinner.com

    Thank you very much

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    Thanks for the heads up. We got this mail today as well.
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    I got it and replied, nothing back yet. Happy to work together to make his every waking day a misery, let me know.
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    What did you say back Ryan? Awesome name btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrisk View Post
    What did you say back Ryan? Awesome name btw
    The best

    "Thank you for your email and interest in Pinnacle Sports.

    Full details on the affiliate programme are here - www.pinnaclesportsaffiliates.com

    I will be in Amsterdam from Weds-Fri that week and the diary's fairly free at the moment. Let me know what time works for you."
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    Interesting to see what he puts back to it. My only guess is he is trying to potentially get tenancy payments up front or something, but what will a meeting achieve? The mind boggles

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    I had added him on Skype, although he's not accepted me yet. This is his profile photo:



    Anyone recognise him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrisk View Post
    Interesting to see what he puts back to it. My only guess is he is trying to potentially get tenancy payments up front or something, but what will a meeting achieve? The mind boggles
    I'll let you know if anything comes of it, thanks for the heads up.
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    Sure is ugly!

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    Hey Ryan,

    Income access received a number of emails from this guy as well.
    Thanks for posting on the forums to give everyone the heads up.

    Al the best,
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    We got the email (twice) this morning. I replied pretty much the same as Ryan and didn't get a reply yet. Will let you know if he comes back with anything.

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    You know when you guys are replying, is this to try and string him along for info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrisk View Post
    You know when you guys are replying, is this to try and string him along for info?
    Well I replied before I read this thread so I stayed generic to work out what they were looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaF View Post
    Well I replied before I read this thread so I stayed generic to work out what they were looking for.
    Ditto.
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    Phew I felt right stupid for a minute there!!

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    I have learned as well guys, they are "hosting" on this http://www.anonhoster.com/ which appears to be an anonymous hosting solution!

    Safe to say they've put thought into this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrisk View Post
    I have learned as well guys, they are "hosting" on this http://www.anonhoster.com/ which appears to be an anonymous hosting solution!

    Safe to say they've put thought into this!
    Which never is a good thing.... also worrying they are brazen enough to try meet up at Amsterdam

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    I got this mailing too....

    The site is hosted on the IP
    95.211.30.122

    The IP is registered as
    LeaseWeb
    P.O. Box 93054
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    All 4 name servers (in both class c's) are registered through the same group.

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    Hey Rick

    The name servers, ns1.anonhoster.com are they all registered under the same address?

    I have the IP for the www.anonhoster.com site and it IS 82.192.79.166 - Can you confirm that this is also registered under the LeaseWeb company? I did a check and it's location comes up as the Netherlands

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    OK Sent an email to the host - Thanks Rick, I pinged the domain and did get an IP, but never crossed my mind to do an IP lookup.

    Next, I wanna try and contact the domain provider, to stop him simply going to another host.

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