WARNING...framers.com

JbNormandog

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I just got an email from a "sports brokerage" company saying that there was a request for me to join their site, framers.com.

If I clicked on their link I would be automatically enrolled with them.

I didn't request anything and so I tried to go to the site before clicking on anything and there is no framers.com.

If you get one of these email be very suspicious. The url of the link had some curious destinations in the name.

Just a warning, I'm not sure who they are and wanted to warn the less paranoid Grumblers out there to be careful before anything happens.
 

Steph

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hey thanks for the warning


....good thing I'm naturally paranoid!
 

Paul N

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Thanks for the warning.

When in doubt, one should never click on any link in an email of suspicious origin.

You can hover the mouse over the link and look at the bottom of the screen (status bar) and see what it says. Or type the URL directly instead of clicking on the link they sent you.
 

Janis

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Appreciate the warning. The web is an awesome source of info, but there's the down side to it, too.

Thanks,
Janis
 

Lance E

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I checked it out, does anyone recognise this outfit?

Domain Name: FRAMERS.COM
Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS1.PRIMARYDNS.COM
Name Server: NS2.PRIMARYDNS.COM
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 07-dec-2005
Creation Date: 30-dec-1996
Expiration Date: 29-dec-2012
 

Mike Labbe

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I trace it to be the property of:
BIG APPLE ART GALLERY & FRAMING. I believe they have 3 locations in NYC. framer.com is also theirs.

I could be wrong, but it looks pretty legit to me. The site is currently down.

Mike


Registrant:
Mohammed Elyas
1456 Second Ave
New York, New York 10021
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: FRAMERS.COM
Created on: 30-Dec-96
Expires on: 29-Dec-12
Last Updated on: 05-May-04

Administrative Contact:
Elyas, Mohammed
1456 Second Ave
New York, New York 10021
United States
212-570-5710 Fax --

Technical Contact:
Registrar, Domain
Register.Com
575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor
New York, New York 10018
United States
902-749-2701 Fax -- 902-749-5429

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.PRIMARYDNS.COM
NS2.PRIMARYDNS.COM
 

Mike Labbe

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No I ran a whois.sc and then reverse searched the phone number and address. Then I checked an old web cache of framers.com and saw that it was the exact same site as framer.com

Mike
 

stud d

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**** you lost me, I am very impressed. Hey I turned the puter on today


PL

hey we now **** the word d ud e? that is odd
 

Mike Labbe

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nah. More than half of our new customers come as a direct result of the website, based on some of those keywords mentioned in the other thread: "custom picture framing", "custom framing", "picture framing in RI", "sport jersey framing", "military medals framing", "certified picture framer", "picture framing basics", "wedding invitation framing", etc

People often search by what their project is, instead of by company or trade name. Maybe that's a factor in those stats?

It's effective and inexpensive. Definately not a waste of time.

Mike
 
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