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Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby harryw » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:40 pm

There seem to be sites trying to spoof openoffice.org that ask for credit card details when you try to download the program.
My brother thought he was downloading openoffice, and sensibly stopped at the credit card request. It turned out he was on http://www.openoffice.org-Suite.com. Then when I told him the genuine URL, ended up on http://www.OpenOfficeDownload.org.
Web Of Trust, which is an add-on for Firefox, gives both these sites a red alert for trustworthiness, and blocks the first one.
The sites are designed to look llike openoffice.org, using its logo, or one very similar. Also if you search for open office in Google, these sites come top of the results page in the Google ads section.
My brother works in an IT dept so he's not inexperienced.
These sites will fool many people.
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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby Villeroy » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:57 pm

This well known fact has been discussed frequently. There is not much which can be done. The name "Open Office" is owned by a Dutch company (they sell Linux with questionable extra services) and the true name of this office suite is simply the name of it's home: OpenOffice.org
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:53 pm

Long discussion on that topic here: Fake Download Open Office 2009 - Credit Card Fraud.
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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby Dave » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:42 am

They say that "God protects babies and fools", and anyone responding to a request for their credit card information is no baby.

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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby jimboy » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:48 pm

This guy is still sending out spam offers to download OpenOffice, with request for CCard details! I have received two emails this week. He now spells his name Mathew, instead of Matthew. I have filed a complaint to the email service who appear to be straight about their anti spam policy - see http://www.graphicmail.co.uk/site/graph ... ispam.aspx. As others have said - Beware.
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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby TheGurkha » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:25 pm

Not a lot anyone can do about that. Just hope that the true message gets out there and very few get suckered in by this kind of scam.
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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby AlphasPrincess » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:35 pm

Ok then, how do I open the correct page to download open office. All Im getting is pay links
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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby thomasjk » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:07 pm

AlphasPrincess wrote:Ok then, how do I open the correct page to download open office. All Im getting is pay links
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Download here http://www.openoffice.org/download/.
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Re: Spoof OpenOffice sites asking for credit card details

Postby MrProgrammer » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:47 pm

AlphasPrincess wrote:Ok then, how do I open the correct page to download open office. All Im getting is pay links.
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