Saturday, February 4, 2012

Another Fake Website

There are too many fake websites out there. Not only they try to scam, phishing, financial hoax, and many more endless traps to steal your money and identity. I even have a few posts being stolen from this blog. Some websites use this blog name and meta tag to steal traffic from google. Sigh. SOPA might have the use in this case? :P Anyway SOPA has more harm than help, so no thanks.

I saw this from another blog, hope he/she don't mind that I didn't credit him/her since this is just FYI for internet users, we just want to let everyone know.

There is a fake website asking people to donate goods for some elephant reserve effort, not only food but electronics gadget like camcorder and GPS. However the Malaysian authority claim that they don't have any affiliations to that website.

The Malaysia authority, at last paragraph.
My translation for that paragraph (don't use google translate in this case, okay?)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks would like to clarify that information displayed at has no relationship with the Elephant Conservation Center, Kuala Gajah, Lanchang, Pahang.
The website and the bank account number for donation purpose was created without the knowledge of Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
Department of Wildlife and National Parks are fully responsible on all the elephant related matters for Peninsular Malaysia and we have sources to support all the conservation activities and we do not accept any donation from public through third party bank account.

What do you think? Have you donated online to these website before?
Usually I don't donate to unknown bank account.
I only donate to organizations like TzuChi, hungersite, RedCross, and WorldVision (listed in the table at top of my every post here) that are valid one.

Another thing you can do is to check who is the owner of the website using service. I checked this website and found this, the person don't even work for the authority.

Domain ID:D88541258-LROR
Created On:19-Jul-2002 04:00:04 UTC
Last Updated On:18-Jul-2011 00:30:37 UTC
Expiration Date:19-Jul-2012 04:00:04 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:OnlineNIC Inc. (R64-LROR)
Registrant ID:ONLC-1245332-4
Registrant Name:Mohamad Razali
Registrant Organization:Utan Bara Adventure Team
Registrant Street1:284-14-03, The Heritage
Registrant Street2:Jalan Pahang
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Kuala Lumpur
Registrant State/Province:WP
Registrant Postal Code:53000
Registrant Country:MY
Registrant Phone:+6.0193422049
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+86.5920000000
Registrant FAX Ext.:

You can see more detail in this link:

So please be careful when there is website or email pledging for donation. Those valid one provide valid and working phone number for you to further verify.

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source: saw this at borhochiak, but I put more detail in reporting this fake website, haha

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