Spam: Replica WatchesThe "replica watches" advertised in numerous spam emails are imitations of luxury brand watches manufactured and sold contrary to international trademark laws. Some people may take buying and wearing a fake Rolex as some kind of a joke. Maybe they would not buy the real thing anyway and feel that no one is being harmed if they purchase the fake watch. They are underestimating the risks they are taking. See an example of a replica watch spam below.
When you place an order online from a store you have not dealt with before, you usually hope they are honest people. Yet anyone buying a fake Rolex (or similar product) by definition deals with a criminal. How do you know you are not going to get cheated? In a way, it would be safer to buy a fake watch from a stranger on a street corner, because then you can actually look at the watch and have a good chance he'll give it you when you give him cash. When you buy online, they guy who takes your credit card number and address is thousands of kilometres away and you have no idea what he is going to send you, if he sends anything at all.
The major business risk of counterfeit goods makers is being pursued by the police, by customs agents and by the trademark owners. To minimize that risk they will leave no leads to follow. They won't give a valid postal address. The website they set up will be registered using a fake postal address and will disappear again within a few weeks.
So what are you going to do when after one month your credit card has been charged but there is no watch? Or what if one watch has arrived but you have been billed for three? What are you going to do if your credit card starts getting billed for other items after you placed this order? These are things you should consider before you go for that "replica watch" advertised in spam. Later it may be too late.
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This spam was sent using an innocent third party as the fake sender address who will pick up bounces and misdirected spam complaints. It went out via a third party host (broadband host in the USA), i.e. stealing someone else's service. It was sent to addresses harvested off websites at random to people who have no interest whatsoever in fake watches, stealing their time.
Whoever is sending this spam has no regard for other people whatsoever.
The domain was registered six weeks before the spam. The address in South Korea is likely to be bogus. Here are the email headers:Domain Name: MECEI.COM Domain Status: LOCK Registrar: Wooho T&C Co., Ltd. d/b/a RGNames.com Referral URL: http://www.RGNames.com Domain Registration Date....: 2004-11-04 GMT. Domain Expiration Date......: 2005-11-04 GMT. Domain Last Updated Date....: 2004-12-24 08:22:38 GMT. Registrant: bee aa 588, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu Seoul, 137070 KR Administrative, Technical, Billing Contact: bee aa firstname.lastname@example.org 588, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu Seoul, 137070 KR (PHONE) +82-2-588-5678 (FAX) +82-2-588-4759 Domain Name Servers in listed order: NS1.DNS55789.COM 18.104.22.168 NS2.DNS55789.COM 22.214.171.124
Received: by epsilon.mc1.hosteurope.de running Exim 4.34 using smtp from 68-117-196-235.cpe.ga.charter.com ([126.96.36.199] helo=emo.seas.sk) id 1Ciitb-00064I-1R for emailaddress; Mon, 27 Dec 2004 01:38:00 +0100 Received: from 188.8.131.52 by smtp.aj.co.nz; Mon, 27 Dec 2004 00:36:48 +0000 Message-ID: <email@example.com> From: "Lourdes Keys" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: emailaddress Subject: Premium Replica Watches Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 01:36:17 +0100 MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1158 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1165 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"