Public Service announcement – JB-HIFI $200 Gift Card Scam

Hello Friends on Facebook!

in the last 12 hours, I’ve noticed this creep up on my facebook stream from a number of you.

The link will bring you to a page that contain instructions on how to get your hands on the $200 gift card.

I was suspicious to the origins of the facebook app as it is being redirected to the ask.com domain.

Closer inspection of the domain reveal that it was only registered less than 12 hours ago, and belongs to a bloke in the USA  who cloaims his name is Jay London and goes by the email address weluvlondon@gmail.com

 

 

Domain ID:D44443505-LRMS
Domain Name:HIFIHDISCOUNT.INFO
Created On:09-Dec-2011 11:01:09 UTC
Last Updated On:09-Dec-2011 11:01:10 UTC
Expiration Date:09-Dec-2012 11:01:09 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R126-LRMS)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:ADDPERIOD
Registrant ID:ed550194bf70cab4
Registrant Name:Jay London
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street1:2114 chattahoochee cir
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:roswell
Registrant State/Province:GA
Registrant Postal Code:30075
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.7706496540
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:weluvlondon@gmail.com
Admin ID:ed550194bf70cab4
Admin Name:Jay London
Admin Organization:
Admin Street1:2114 chattahoochee cir
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:roswell
Admin State/Province:GA
Admin Postal Code:30075
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.7706496540
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:weluvlondon@gmail.com
Billing ID:ed550194bf70cab4
Billing Name:Jay London
Billing Organization:
Billing Street1:2114 chattahoochee cir
Billing Street2:
Billing Street3:
Billing City:roswell
Billing State/Province:GA
Billing Postal Code:30075
Billing Country:US
Billing Phone:+1.7706496540


#nocleanfeed #fail

original image by kevinspencer @ Flickr

Two news items caught my eye this week.

First, the NBN got a boost from the Federal Government with compensation to Telstra and Optus for switching off their copper and cable networks.

And news that both Telstra and Optus will be imposing their own filters from next month.

According to the report, the filters will consist of a subset of child pornography sites as compiled from the ACMA blacklist, and unnamed “reputable” international sources.

Assuming that home broadband users will have to sign up with NBN once the copper wire and cable networks have been turned off in the next ten years, have we lost the #nocleanfeed battle?

Update 25/6 : Telstra & Optus have wound-back commitment to implement filter.