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Here is an interesting problem and I bet it’s not the first time this has happened!
Ours is a 2-man development company, for the sake of anonymity I am going to use PQR instead of our actual company name, so I have PQR Limited with a web site of PQR.co.uk.
Suddenly we start to receive phone calls from people in different countries who have paid for goods from what they think is our site and wanting to know when their purchases will be delivered! This is a bit of a surprise as we don't sell anything, we just use the site to advertise our services for hardware design and custom embedded software, there is no shop or e-commerce.
It turns out that some scammer has taken a similarly named https domain of PQRltd.com so pretending to be our company, they have even copied my business partners name and contact details. They are offering for sale all sorts of high-priced consumer electronic products. The poor people duped by the site having thought they made a purchase do not receive any goods, its blatant robbery.
In the UK we have actionfraud.police.uk and reporting this crime to them results in a comforting message of:
"The use of another person’s identity, often referred to as identity theft, is not a police recordable crime. Where the details are used to obtain goods or services, we can only record a crime on behalf of the person or organisation which was defrauded as a result of the misuse of an identity."
To ease any stress that we might be feeling as a result of the above response involved they add....
"Whilst we have not recorded this matter as a crime, we will still make use of the information you have provided. Information reports are utilised to enrich the overall intelligence picture which assists with the formulation and refinement of prevention strategies."
I am so happy to learn that in the UK identity theft is not a recordable crime and that the time wasted trying to research and report the problem (more than a day) has just served to enriched the picture. What a load of rubbish!Mad | :mad:
Any suggestions what realistic action I can take to try and stop the fraud taking place?
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