Prestige Visa site down

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by mglanham, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. mglanham

    mglanham Well-Known Member

    Just took a look at the scam site, looks like they finally shut em down.
  2. breeze

    breeze Well-Known Member

    Took long enough. Glad to see it's down.
  3. supershawn

    supershawn Well-Known Member

    Couple of weird things.....

    99.99% When a site is taken down by authorities, it is immediately removed from DNS records an will not resolve to any page- you will just get the "timeout/does not exist" error. Funy how they can get it done in minutes (although it will take some time to propogate) and it takes us up to 3 days.

    The site is resolving to customer service of it's host, avidhosting. Looks more like he just didn't pay his bill (or used a stolen credit card and the payment frinally got reversed).

    DNS records are all still pointing to the proper IP.

    Hopefully they did get him, though.

    The sad part is, with a situation like this, it could be hard to do.

    If it was indeed a scam (and it did look like it was), he could have gotten enough info in just a few days to make a decent hit, then just dissapear. The site would just sit there in an active state waiting...

    They most likely would have requested contact info from the hosting company (the po boxes are probably either bogus or at a MBE where you can give any name) then issue a search warrant and try to find stolen info, receipts for invalid purchases, etc. It would have taken some time...

    This isn't really the type of stuff we get called in on. Actually, most of our work any more is pre-emptive type stuff. We go in, find the problems, write it up, then implement. What little bit of investigation-type stuff we have done lately is all false alarms. Looks like the tech-slide is affecting the criminals too....

    We'll just have to keep watching the headlines....

  4. dogman

    dogman Well-Known Member


    This is friggin hilarious. AGAIN, it does make you wonder how many people poored their credit info down that rat hole!

    I wonder if the guy on the AD took the data and ran?
    Hey its much more effective to set up a quick site and beam the entire planet... than beating up the Postal Carriers to steal mail - hoping to find credit cards.

    Remember the guy? - Gollllllyyyy - I never knew a regular middle class guy like me could get a PLATINUM Card...LOL!!!

    They still needed to tape the label abit straighter over the BA card they scanned!

    ARF - no more prezzzzzzzteeeggggeeee! dogman

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