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This is some kind of scam

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There is a company using this domain "http://wvproxy.com/" to create subdomains for some kind of scam.

 

This has been reported here:

 

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Manage-ads/WVPROXY-Scam/td-p/188150

 

Yet, when on Google.com.au if you search for "mobile mechanics Brisbane" you will see an ad for a site

www.carrepairsbrisbane.net.au/Mobile

 


Yet when you click that it goes to this url http://www.carrepairsbrisbane.net.au.wvproxy.com/

 

and has this phone number 07 3262 8342 which is not that businesses number. If you call it it will disconnect.

 

Now, if you look here:

 

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=wvproxy.com/

 

 

you can see this has been noted as a site which forces trojan downloads. Yet Google has allowed it into their ad network.

 

Seeing as the guy from Wantirna A has already reported this, shouldn't ay subdomain from this url be blocked.

 

These guys:

 

http://jasonplayne.com/tag/wvproxy

 

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/webmasters/chit-chat/0EkKxQIT7KY

 

Have figured it out..why can't Google...

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Re: This is some kind of scam

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it would be a good idea for whichever teammember reads this to update the thread letting everyone know this site and all subdomains of it have been removed and banned. 

 

And further to this, a deep whois search has been completed and any related sites have been banner. Perhaps even any sites on the server, I mean look at this:

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=wvproxy.com+scam&oq=wv&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i59l2j69i60l2.4648...

 

and this:

 

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=AS:7381

 

That way all the users who pay perfectly good money wouldn't be at ease that nothing like this is going on...

 

 

Re: This is some kind of scam

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I followed the links and did not replicate the same behavior. I was not redirected to wbproxy.com. I did not see the phone number you listed here. Are you sure this isn't a problem with your own computer?

Pete

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords