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quintosardo
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Postby quintosardo; Thu May 15, 2014 12:06 am www.sknote.it is the ONLY SKnote website

Be careful. There is at least one fake website (.com)
Don't use it, it is a fake.


http://www.sknote.it is the only real address.
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Postby Gamma-UT; Thu May 15, 2014 12:48 am Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Weird, the fake site is even copying the warning, so it looks as though Edward Tan of Singapore (if that is his real name) is simply scraping the original site. Do the Paypal links go to a different place?

The site seems to be hosted by Hostgator who are straight-up: send a note to their abuse@ email there or try a DMCA takedown, as they are clearly using copyrighted content.

Is this guy just trying to shake you down to buy the domain name at some inflated price? As he is clearly passing off, you could probably grab the domain name by making a complaint to the registrars themselves (I can't remember the procedure for that, but it has been done in similar domain copying situations – it may only work for registered trademark holders).
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Postby quintosardo; Thu May 15, 2014 1:04 am Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Thanks!

Yes, the website is mirrored in realtime, while replacing sknote.it with .com in all links.

So the warning is there, too. I had to make it plain text to avoid it saying "only sknote.com is the real one"

Looks like the buttons send to the right address, but who knows the next step?

Well, we'll take it down. Dead or alive.
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Postby Gamma-UT; Thu May 15, 2014 1:09 am Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

quintosardo wrote:Looks like the buttons send to the right address, but who know the next step?


I didn't feel like logging in to Paypal to see what the target payment address was, I must admit.

If you've got the time go after the domain name – I don't know if you wind up with it for free if successful but it might well be at cost, and it would teach the guy a lesson if he's thinking of doing a shakedown over it. Normally these guys just threaten to buy a similar domain name and charge you one trillion dollars for it, but never actually do it.
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Postby paterpeter; Thu May 15, 2014 1:33 am Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Wow, what a pathetic move to abuse one's web site this way :(

Best of luck, Quinto!
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Postby Gamma-UT; Thu May 15, 2014 1:37 am Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

This probably goes without saying but take plenty of screenshots and web archive records, as the guy's next dick move will probably be to redirect to a pr0n site.
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Postby quintosardo; Thu May 15, 2014 2:56 am Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Uhm... who knows...
There's plenty of pathetic people around... what a bad way to spend your talents...
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Postby don1thedon; Thu May 15, 2014 4:04 am Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Hope you get it sorted Q
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Postby quintosardo; Thu May 15, 2014 10:35 pm Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Solved.

I'll personally avoid to deal with gener alkey vvords.com, looks to me like a mix between a pirate, a thief and an idiot.
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Thu May 15, 2014 10:50 pm Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

quintosardo wrote:Solved.

I'll personally avoid to deal with gener alkey vvords.com, looks to me like a mix between a pirate, a thief and an idiot.

Doesn't looked solved mate :shrug:
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Postby quintosardo; Thu May 15, 2014 11:21 pm Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Why?
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Thu May 15, 2014 11:24 pm Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

quintosardo wrote:Why?

Because it still exists.
.com that is.
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Postby Gamma-UT; Thu May 15, 2014 11:28 pm Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Mushy Mushy wrote:
quintosardo wrote:Why?

Because it still exists.
.com that is.


It's showing a Hostgator placeholder page for me. That seems close enough for jazz.

If Mr Pirate moves it to a less honourable ISP the problem could resurface but I suspect he'll cut his losses realising there are easier prey.
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Postby quintosardo; Thu May 15, 2014 11:28 pm Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

Oh, yes, it exists, but it is not a mirror of ours anymore!
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Thu May 15, 2014 11:34 pm Re: www.sknote.it is the ONLY website

quintosardo wrote:Oh, yes, it exists, but it is not a mirror of ours anymore!

Oh bugger, so it can still lead to fraudulent sales.

Can't help but think the mirrored version was safer.
That way you can keep your warning there.
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