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Fake domain: Western Union

BIScom Subsection: 
Author: 
Editorial Staff

A scam-spam has been received from the fake internet domain WESTEMUNION.COM

(see update, below)

Message subject: WU Agent Formless communication
"From": Western Union Support
Format: HTML / Rich Text
Message body:
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DEAR AGENTS

 

In line with the WESTERN UNION FORMLESS INITIATIVE
, (please refer to the attached permissible paper usage guide lines).

Agents are requested to remove the WU forms from their locations and
to sign the letter to certify this is done.

 

PLEASE NOTE : The new
process must be formless and Implemented by the completed later than the
 JUNE 1ST , 2018 .

PLEASE COULD YOU, OR THE RELEVANT PARTY SIGN THE
LETTER ATTACHED AND SEND IT BACK TO US AS SOON AS THE ABOVE HAS BEEN
IMPLEMENTED.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of this email and let me know
if any questions.

Thank you and Regards,

Best Regards,

Maria 062

Non Payment Claim (NPC)
Global Customer Care Operations
Western Union
International
Internal Email Address: WU-Npc
External Email Address:
wugsi@westemunion.com
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Domain information:
Domain Name: WESTEMUNION.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1510458793_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.above.com
Registrar URL: http://www.above.com
Updated Date: 2017-08-04T07:06:21Z
Creation Date: 2008-07-26T19:06:53Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-07-26T19:06:53Z
Registrar: Above.com Pty Ltd.
Registrar IANA ID: 940
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@ above.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +61 3 9589 7946
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTr...
Name Server: NS3.ABOVE.COM
Name Server: NS4.ABOVE.COM

Notes: this is the second spam-scam in recent days where the criminals have registered their domain via Above.Com.

UPDATE

We sent a message containing a link to this article to that company about this clear fraud. This is their response, which makes it clear that they have failed to understand the point, as they say we are the trademark holders. Hint: it's not about trademark and even if it was we are not Western Union.
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Hello,

Thank you for your message.

Acknowledgement that written correspondence has been received.

As the registrar of the domain/s in question we have certain obligations. These are to both the current owner of the domain/s and also to trademark holders such as yourself. As we are not the governing body for these disputes, any transfer or cancellation of the domain will be done in accordance to the outcome of a UDRP from WIPO.

Please note that Above.com is not the owner of the domain/s in question. The user has chosen to use the domain privacy feature provided and as such Above.com details are shown on the WHOIS. The Registrant Email address is automatically redirected to the owner of the domain.

Kind regards,
James Ashmore

--
Trellian.com Abuse Team
abuse@ trellian.com
USA: +1 310-736-4230
Australia:: +61 3 9589 7946
http://www.above.com/

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