The Wall of Scammers – iPhone 6 for £1

This is a new series of posts coming, a sample of what I stumble upon in the internet that make me laugh!

A fake website of BBC is a good try, but honestly does anyone fall for the “iPhone 6 for £1” trick?

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*URL:  http://bbc-tech.info/news/technology-342448713/?channelid=1051

A general rule of the thumb follows, if something on the internet seems to good to be true then it probably is! You never get something for nothing. Surf safe !

Simply querying the domain name bbc-tech.info using the whois command, returns the domain registration details.

$ whois 104.18.61.54
# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
#
# If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at
# http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml

#
# The following results may also be obtained via:
# http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=104.18.61.54?showDetails=true&showARIN=false&showNonArinTopLevelNet=false&ext=netref2
#

NetRange: 104.16.0.0 - 104.31.255.255
CIDR: 104.16.0.0/12
NetName: CLOUDFLARENET
NetHandle: NET-104-16-0-0-1
Parent: NET104 (NET-104-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Assignment
OriginAS: AS13335
Organization: CloudFlare, Inc. (CLOUD14)
RegDate: 2014-03-28
Updated: 2014-03-28
Comment: https://www.cloudflare.com
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-104-16-0-0-1
...

The owners of the website are using CloudFlare to hide their server’s address and cover their tracks.

*URL is only given to raise awareness and research purposes. Please do not enter the site, it may contain malware.

 

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