The majority of the imposter domains discussed in this report belong to companies or individuals associated with “pay per click” marketing schemes. This is evidenced by the nameservers the domains are hosted on.
Domain Sponsor is a pay-per-click company that hosts an unusually high number of imposter sites. Here is a list of imposter sites specifically tied to Domain Sponsor. These listings were current during the research period ending June 30, 2005.
Financial and Internet privacy — Before you call, click, or mail away for your federally mandated free credit report, read these tips to help you avoid potential problems. This consumer tip sheet includes graphics to show you what problematic “fake” free credit sites look like, and includes consumer-tested tips for safely receiving your free reports. The tip sheet also includes resources with information, phone numbers, and addresses for ordering your report.
A new report issued today by the World Privacy Forum in advance of the March 1 rollout of free credit reports to Midwestern U.S. residents shows that consumers may be better off calling or mailing for their federally mandated free credit report instead of going online for it.