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    Default Cyber-Jackings via Search Engines

    I am not sure that this is the correct forum for my own experience regarding cyber-jackings via Search Engines... my apologies if I chose the wrong category.

    I have been checking my web site's ratings in the various major search engines and to my horror... discovered that someone is using my web site's name and metatag info in order to increase his/her placement on the search engines.

    My most recent finding was while searching for keyword "cyber-gambling" in Yahoo's Search Engine. I was unable to find an e-mail address for Yahoo's Search Engine to report this fraudulent entry and would appreciate it if anyone knows where I can e-mail them.

    Please check your web site's placements in the search engines to ensure that this is not happening to you!

    Here is a copy of the e-mail (which explains the entire fraud) which I had tried to send to Yahoo (but, got e-mail addresses not found):


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: webmaster@cyber-gambling-casinos.com
    To: abuse@yahoo.com
    Cc: admin@yahoo.com
    Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 4:38 PM
    Subject: Yahoo! Search Results have fraudulent link


    Dear Sir/Madam:



    I conducted a search for my web site, cyber-gambling-casinos.com, in your search engine and discovered that parath.net is cyber-jacking my web page's metasearch info and using a re-direction to their own gambling portal web site.

    See search results copied below.


    This e-mail is to notify you of this serious matter.

    RE: fraudulent use of cyber-gambling-casinos.com's domain name and metasearch info in Yahoo search engine to
    re-direct searchers to http://www.parath.net/hl4/cyber-gambling.html

    The fraudulent link in Yahoo's search involved a full-page ad for Gold Nugget Online Casinos
    http://www.24ktgoldcasino.com
    admin@24ktgoldcasino.com

    The fraudulent link in Yahoo's search involved a pop-up to Betfair.com
    http://www.betfair.com/home_html_top_bot.asp
    edward_wray@msn.com

    Search result number 9 is a fraudulent entry:

    cyber gambling
    cyber gambling new web internet search results Free Information Source 2003.
    CYBER-GAMBLING-CASINOS.COM: Be an informed gambler in cyberspace ... ...
    www.parath.net/hl4/cyber-gambling.html - More pages from this site

    There is a fraudulent listing since it uses my web site's name, cyber-gambling-casinos.com, but, links to parath.net.

    The registered domain name owner for parath.net is

    Parath Agro Foods (p) Ltd
    840 Avinashi Mani Road
    Coimbatore, TN 641018
    IN

    Domain Name: PARATH.NET
    Administrative Contact:
    parath .net webmaster@parath.net
    Parath Agro Foods (p) Ltd
    840 Avinashi Mani Road
    Coimbatore, TN 641018
    IN

    Phone: 0422- 2217847 ,2217849
    Fax: 0422-2217850

    Technical Contact:
    parath .net webmaster@parath.net
    Parath Agro Foods (p) Ltd
    840 Avinashi Mani Road
    Coimbatore, TN 641018
    IN
    Phone: 0422- 2217847 ,2217849
    Fax: 0422-2217850

    I ask that you remove this url from your search engine, http://www.parath.net/hl4/cyber-gambling.html , and bar the owner of the domain name, parath.net, from using your search engine.

    I will be pursuing fraud charges against the owner of this domain name.

    Criminal (i.e. fraud) and civil (i.e. copyright infringement) charges will be filed against the guilty parties involved.

    signed,
    Mary Potocska
    YRAM Enterprises
    webmaster@cyber-gambling-casinos.com
    http://www.cyber-gambling-casinos.com
    cyber-gambling-casinos.com
    reputable-online-gambling-casinos.com
    win-jackpot-casinos.com

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    Interesting...

    When you search for your domain name at yahoo, they occupy spot number 2 and 3....and the second one is using gambling safari's metas...

    This person is up to something...just not exactly sure what.

    Rick
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    There is more evidence of fraud involving www.internet-casino-online-gambling.biz (see search result #3 copied below) and they appear to be affiliated with www.parath.net (see search result #2 copied below). Both of these web sites use a sub-directory labelled hl4.

    Top 3 Search Results for keyword, "cyber-gambling-casinos.com" in YAHOO's search engine:

    1. CYBER-GAMBLING-CASINOS.COM:
    Online Gambling Review of Cyber- ... ... Winning at the Slots Beware of Pop-up Ads for Gambling Casinos. cyber-gambling-casinos.com
    does NOT have pop-up ads! Only those casinos ...
    http://www.cyber-gambling-casinos.co...r-jackings.htm - 20k - Cached - More pages from this site

    2. cyber gambling
    cyber gambling new web internet search results Free Information Source 2003.
    CYBER-GAMBLING-CASINOS.COM: Be an informed gambler in cyberspace ... ...
    www.parath.net/hl4/cyber-gambling.html - More pages from this site

    3. cyber gambling
    ... CYBER-GAMBLING-CASINOS.COM: Be an informed gambler in cyberspace ...cyberspace
    ... CYBER-GAMBLING-CASINOS.COM: Gambling SafariSafari; ...
    http://www.internet-casino-online-ga...-gambling.html


    Domain Name: INTERNET-CASINO-ONLINE-GAMBLING.BIZ
    Domain ID: D4658034-BIZ
    Sponsoring Registrar: BULKREGISTER.COM, INC.
    Domain Status: ok
    Registrant ID: MI42-BR
    Registrant Name: Mark Ismach
    Registrant Organization: Quality Hosting
    Registrant Address1: P.O. Box 970355
    Registrant City: Coconut Creek
    Registrant State/Province: Florida
    Registrant Postal Code: 33097
    Registrant Country: United States
    Registrant Country Code: US
    Registrant Phone Number: +1.9543416567
    Registrant Facsimile Number: +1.9542551938
    Registrant Email: mi@qpros.com
    Administrative Contact ID: DM4267-BR
    Administrative Contact Name: DNS Manager
    Administrative Contact Organization: Quality Hosting Services
    Administrative Contact Address1: 10 Fairway Drive, Suite 124
    Administrative Contact City: Deerfield Beach
    Administrative Contact State/Province: Florida
    Administrative Contact Postal Code: 33441
    Administrative Contact Country: United States
    Administrative Contact Country Code: US
    Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.9543416567
    Administrative Contact Facsimile Number: +1.9542551938
    Administrative Contact Email: webmaster@qprogramming.com
    Billing Contact ID: DM4267-BR
    Billing Contact Name: DNS Manager
    Billing Contact Organization: Quality Hosting Services
    Billing Contact Address1: 10 Fairway Drive, Suite 124
    Billing Contact City: Deerfield Beach
    Billing Contact State/Province: Florida
    Billing Contact Postal Code: 33441
    Billing Contact Country: United States
    Billing Contact Country Code: US
    Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.9543416567
    Billing Contact Facsimile Number: +1.9542551938
    Billing Contact Email: webmaster@qprogramming.com
    Technical Contact ID: DM4267-BR
    Technical Contact Name: DNS Manager
    Technical Contact Organization: Quality Hosting Services
    Technical Contact Address1: 10 Fairway Drive, Suite 124
    Technical Contact City: Deerfield Beach
    Technical Contact State/Province: Florida
    Technical Contact Postal Code: 33441
    Technical Contact Country: United States
    Technical Contact Country Code: US
    Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.9543416567
    Technical Contact Facsimile Number: +1.9542551938
    Technical Contact Email: webmaster@qprogramming.com
    Name Server: NS3.QPROGRAMMING.COM
    Name Server: NS2.QPROGRAMMING.COM
    Created by Registrar: BULKREGISTER.COM, INC.
    Domain Registration Date: Sun May 11 20:33:00 GMT 2003
    Domain Expiration Date: Mon May 10 23:59:59 GMT 2004

    Neither of these web sites are affiliated with me OR my web site, www.cyber-gambling-casinos.com and by using my web site's name and metatag info, the domain name registrants of both parath.net and internet-casino-online-gambling.biz will be facing criminal charges of fraud and civil charges of copyright infringement.

    Thanks to Rick, Universal4, for alerting me to the additional culprit.
    cyber-gambling-casinos.com
    reputable-online-gambling-casinos.com
    win-jackpot-casinos.com

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