Archive for July, 2007

Don’t try scanmessenger.com

July 10, 2007

In March, I warned about scam website checkmessenger.net, which purports to show blocked MSN Messenger contacts, but actually just collects your Messenger credentials for virus, adware and/or spam purposes.

Yesterday, someone from an Internet address in Uruguay posted a commentary to that post, apparently trying to plug a similar site. Assumably, the scamsters behind checkmessenger.net figure it too well-known, and they’ve launched a clone: scanmessenger.com. The site is almost identical to the old checkmessenger.net, but with a slightly different design and more language options.

A Whois of scanmessenger.com reveals it is registered using the same anonymous method I wrote about regarding checkmessenger.net.

I’ve decided to post WordPress’ data on the commenter here verbatim, in hope that a reader of this blog with more technical knowledge can use this to track these fraudsters down.

Author : Ines (IP: 201.221.42.1 , r201-221-42-1.dialup.adsl.anteldata.net.uy)
E-mail : ines@ines.net
URL : http://www.ScanMessenger.com
Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=201.221.42.1
Comment:
Si quieres usar una que sea confiable y segura, te recomiendo usar www.ScanMessenger.com
Te Scanea la cuenta y te dice lo que buscás de tus contactos, es bastante mas profesional y está en 20 idiomas ya que es 100% internacional.
Es la única web seria al respecto y está hosteada en Estados Unidos, además no te pide registros para inflar otras páginas, como hace la de check.

Te recomiendo http://www.ScanMessenger.com para ver quien te eliminó del MSN.

Saludos de Inés

Any comments is mostly appreciated. Also, one can ask, who does the translations for these people? The translations I can verify were all good.

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