Underhand Tactics by UK CNC business!

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Magicniner
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Underhand Tactics by UK CNC business!

Post by Magicniner » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:50 am

CNC4You in the UK are using a one letter spelling variation in the domain (by dropping one "P" ) to try to direct customers looking for Zapp Automation in the UK to the wrong site presumably in the hope of hijacking some business, on the .com variant they are even suppressing their own business name and logo the better to fool customers so there is obviously nefarious intent there!
I urge anyone who abhors this kind of behaviour to let CNC4you know that,
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Nick

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Re: Underhand Tactics by UK CNC business!

Post by Magicniner » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:45 pm

Well they appear to have stopped doing this for the time being, but it's a really crappy trick to have come up with in the first place!
I will still never spend a dime with them after this scam.

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Re: Underhand Tactics by UK CNC business!

Post by ctwo » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:36 pm

What was the trick? I see that the same person registered both the cnc and zapa... sites. The zapa site is not loading anything now. Was it hosting a fake site and trying to impersonate the zappa site?
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Re: Underhand Tactics by UK CNC business!

Post by Magicniner » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:20 am

One of the "fake" sites was definitely "passing off" as it suppressed it's real owner's business name.
They stopped doing it as soon as it was highlighted across social media and cnc related sites.
It's all still available to view on wayback machine's cache of the sites.

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