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Impersonated Domain

By JerryRBP ·
I have an internet domain name hosted by yahoo. Someone has been using this domain name to send virus infested and fraudulent emails to thousands of people. I don?t know how to stop this. Yahoo has not responded to any of my emails and I can?t find a phone number for them. I don?t have any of the original messages but know it is happening because I have been getting 10,000+ messages a day returned to fictitious email addresses at my domain. How do I stop this before I get blacklist everywhere?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Impersonated Domain

First take a deep breath. The black hole lists are ran by folks that are smart enough to see where email really originated and not where it is claimed to originate from.

To be honest, there is not a great deal that you can do, since it is quite common for spammers and scammers to "borrow" legitimate domain names.

And Yahoo's main address and phone number are listed here:

http://docs.yahoo.com/info/address/

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by JerryRBP In reply to

Thanks for phone numbers. The abuse stopped after one week but I don't know if it was the emails, calls or what that caused it to stop.

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by ddevans888 In reply to Impersonated Domain

Can you rename your domain? That's what I would try first. See if you can edit your profile and your domain name. That way you can keep all of your files and stuff if you have a website.

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by _Christian_ In reply to Impersonated Domain

Spoofing a domain is a criminal offense, so you may also want to contact the federal law enforcement agencies.

What they may do or not do is unknown, but you will get your backside legally covered by doing so.

Make sure to keep evidence of your reporting/complaint, to be on the safe side.

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by _Christian_ In reply to

Also, if this is a business website, your company may want to put to matter forward to a lawyer.

This is not your decision to take either way, but you have a duty to report it and the legal options to your management.

If the spammers get caught, yours company could go in the bandwagon and sue for compensations (see references about Microsoft V. spammers)

Do not push the matter, but make sure that no blame can fall back on you for not informing the management.
Make sure you keep evidence in you personal records, away from work. Just in case.

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