Please could I ask for a little advice over an issue one of clients has reported today as follows:
A domain name has been registered in the USA, and hosted in the USA, however, the information on the website is not correct, ie. address claimed is wrong (I the business centre address used), with a telephone number which is approx 200 miles away, and showing a UK Limited company name, which does not know the domain, or authorised it, and the website is pretending to sell printing machinary, with values between 10,000 and possibly upto 500,000 above, which have been taken from another company (so that’s 3 different companies details used to make this webiste).
The website scam works by keeping the deposits of potential buyers (usually 20%) and then dissapearing.
I have been in contact with the host provider, but they state there is nothing they can do as providers, as they are not in control of the website content, so I have advised all 3 companies to report to host provider using there TOS etc.
Please could I ask for any advice which may help our client, or have the domain redacted.
Thanking you all in advance