## Fraud Alert! - Please Boost.
### This may or may not be a scam - I believe it probably is - change my mind.
To answer your question, it appears very much like a dangerous phishing expedition. #FabForm
has many of the typical red flags and hallmarks of a serious #data_mining_scam
- an #identity_theft #fraud
"Be afraid. Be very afraid.", and stay very far away, is my advice - and Feel free to BOOST this post in the spirit of #public_service
I could be wrong, but let's look at the things that are #total_cringe
and suggest to me that this is a #scam
1.) Forms are easy - Why would you insert someone else's snippet into a website of yours? So they can farm your customer's data? Heck, if you're running a #Hugo
site you could certainly just also run a fully automated #Mautic
server too for your inbound marketing. But that is beside the point.
2.) There is no FabForm company (FabForm, Inc.) - at least not one that I could find. There's two other (manufacturing) companies with similar names, and you may be infringing upon registered trademarks.
3.) Your legal, contact, and and even other pages have broken links resulting in 404 errors there's no serviceable contact information about your company - as if it doesn't exist at all - another hallmark of #criminal_fraud
4.) You claim to be a business, but even your domain registration's #WHOIS
by a privacy bureau, and you're hosted with a droplet at #Digital_Ocean
- I haven't yet fully determined whether you're part of a criminal enterprise or not, so until I am able to ascertain that, I will not contact their #abuse_department
Registrar: NameCheap, Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 1068
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.9854014545
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Organization: Privacy service provided by Withheld for Privacy ehf
Registrant Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant State/Province: Capital Region
Registrant Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Country: IS
5.) You seem to wish that people do business with you, while you remain completely #anonymous
, operating under the #pseudonym
of FabForm - that's #shady_as_fuck
, and anyone doing real business with any company needs to be able to #verify
that they're actually engaging in commerce with a reputable and #verifiable_business
entity - anyone buying into doing business with a company that can't even be verified is a fool - and therefore, it is clear (to me, at least) that you are only looking to do business with fools who are keen to be ripped off, or worse.
6.) It gets really #sus
when I try to look at your #legal
and contact systems via your website - you basically don't even exist. I've posted supporting screenshots and encourage everyone to review your Terms and Privacy statements which are completely meaningless if you aren't even an actual business that can be legally held accountable. Even if you are a real thing, shame on you for anonymizing yourself - that's really shitty business and makes you a shithead, at the very least.
7.) One thing I can definitely verify - you have been commercially #spamming
people from your #Fosstodon
I don't know who the fuck you are, and won't do business, or use the supposed business products of, someone I don't know or who I can't #verify
as real, or doesn't make all of their code available - there's is nothing that holds you #accountable
for any #nefarious_practices
, and you could vaporize your account tomorrow and #abscond
with other people's money, as well as the #personal_info
of their customers that you can then seek to #rip_off
Like that old #Cheech_and_Chong
skit, "if it looks like dogshit, smells like dogshit, tastes like dogshit..... then it's probably #dogshit
Glad we didn't step in it, right?
I'll be following up in a couple of days to determine whether your #spam
solicitation warrants going further on out into social media abuse vehicles in order to add you to blacklists, etc., so feel free to respond with actual and verifiable contact info, proving that you're a legitimate business offering legitimate services and not some #criminal_enterprise
- which it appears that you are, at least to me you do.
P.S. I've also forwarded this off to @Mike
as well as @[email protected]
since the likelihood that this is a sophisticated data mining operation (and certainly, the account appears very spammy) is alarming, IMO.
Apologies if I'm wrong, and I'll write a retraction if that is found to be the case, but I won't hold my breath.