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A new web scam

by Nikola Strahija on February 17th, 2005 A Lancashire-based PC hardware site has become the victim of a sophisticated online fraud.


What make the scam so incredible is the time and effort spent by the fraudsters developing the fake site.

In effect, they've assumed the identity of a legitimate business with a very professional-looking site. Contact and company details were lifted from Laptop Bits Ltd and even the domain was registered in the name of a director at the company. The site was so complete and professional-looking it would be very hard to spot that it is bogus.

Although the fraudsters assumed the identity of a legitimate business, the give-away is that the goods have to be paid for by "money transfer" rather than by cheque or credit card.

At this stage it's not known if anyone has fallen for this particular scam, which is only thought to have been up and running for a couple of days before being unearthed. Initial investigations suggest the scamsters are based in the UK.


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