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Facebook Is Flooded With Scam Ads And They Aren’t Doing Anything About Them

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It has been over a month since I have noticed the first scam ads for “refurbished laptops” and I chose to ignore them. After thinking it through I realized that a lot of people are probably scammed by those same websites and that it’s probably not smart to simply ignore those ads. This is what I found out.

 

The ads look exactly the same but they lead to different websites. Every ad is offering expensive laptops or other electronics for insanely low prices. One of the ads actually had an url amazon.it but after the page loads the url is cumpuerstore.com. If you visit that website you will see that it is very similar to topusedpc.com . In fact, these two websites are exactly the same but with different domains. They even have the same favicons.

 

After checking the creation date for topusedpc the results show that the website is created on 2017-10-10. The second domain, cumpuerstore, is created on 2017-09-19, a month earlier. Registrant info shows different names and contact numbers.

 

Original Query: topusedpc.com

Contact Information

Registrant Contact

Name: Christopher Watkins
Organization:
Mailing Address: 1760 Penn Street, Saint Louis Washington 63101 US
Phone: +1.5732600759
Ext:
Fax: +1.5732600759
Fax Ext:

Admin Contact

Name: Christopher Watkins
Organization:
Mailing Address: 1760 Penn Street, Saint Louis Washington 63101 US
Phone: +1.5732600759
Ext:
Fax: +1.5732600759
Fax Ext:

Tech Contact

Name: Christopher Watkins
Organization:
Mailing Address: 1760 Penn Street, Saint Louis Washington 63101 US
Phone: +1.5732600759
Ext:
Fax: +1.5732600759
Fax Ext:
Original Query: cumpuerstore.com

Contact Information

Registrant Contact

Name: Latoya Jackson
Organization:
Mailing Address: 2275 Gladwell Street, Texarkana Tennessee 75501 US
Phone: +1.9032232568
Ext:
Fax: +1.9032232568
Fax Ext:

Admin Contact

Name: Latoya Jackson
Organization:
Mailing Address: 2275 Gladwell Street, Texarkana Tennessee 75501 US
Phone: +1.9032232568
Ext:
Fax: +1.9032232568
Fax Ext:

Tech Contact

Name: Latoya Jackson
Organization:
Mailing Address: 2275 Gladwell Street, Texarkana Tennessee 75501 US
Phone: +1.9032232568
Ext:
Fax: +1.9032232568
Fax Ext:
Both websites are hosted by GoDaddy.

 

A simple Google search showed that there is no such address as 1760 Penn Street in Saint Louis Washington nor 2275 Gladwell Street in Texarkana Tennessee.

In the “about” page it is stated that the websites are a part of “cumpuerstore Asset Management Limited” an organization that is founded in 1995 but there is no evidence that this organization exists.

 

cumpuerstore is part of “cumpuerstore Asset Management Limited”, established in 1995 in Detroit, USA. cumpuerstore have been providing secure disposal of equipment for large corporate and public companies (banks, utility companies, schools, universities and parts of the government) since the late 90s.  As a service to our corporate clients we refurbish and resell their fully working desktop computer, laptop, server and printer estates when they have finished with them.

 

On the payment page, you can see that they accept credit cards and bank transfers while the text is very poorly written. All of this is a clear indication that this is a scam but the website isn’t the problem, Facebook ads are.

 

When you want to advertise something on Facebook there is a verification process and I truly believed that this was done manually. Seeing these ads I started to doubt that. It’s either some very bad automated process, sloppy manual approvals or just simple ignorance by the people who should check these ads.

Facebook, as a very serious company, should do everything in their power to protect their customers. There are reports by users as seen here that are completely ignored by the administrators. One more reason to believe that Facebook doesn’t care about their users, they just want to profit from ads even if they are obvious scams.

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  1. denixx

    October 27, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks, I’m not alone thinking they are bad guys.
    Thanks for a post.
    I have sent an abuse to godaddy, maybe they will do something with that s**t. ?

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