Phishing Scam (Joe Miller)

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PHISHING SCAM JOE MILLER IS AT IT AGAIN in 2021!

Carter Newhouse, the resident phishing expert is back with another edition of his sensational thriller, “TO CATCH A PHISH”! Get your copy before you become “ITS” latest victim. In this ‘catch and release’ serial, the main antagonist PHISHING SCAM “Joe Miller” is back. This time, with a NEW domain address registered in January, just in time for the new year scam season!

There is no end in sight for this chameleon “PHISH” but Carter Newhouse has once again hunted down the source. The mysterious “PHISH” called “Joe Miller” streams up and down the sewer canal in search of a victim. Since it didn’t make any headways in 2020, it reinvented itself in 2021 and to try again. The problem with this “PHISH” is that creativity is not its strong suit. You can always tell when “Joe Miller” is near because it always leaves a pile of POOP that can be traced! It’s similar to what wild animals do when they mark their territory. This “PHISH” however, does it with numéro deux. It leaves a distinct mark and odour that can’t be mistaken.

Rich results on Google's SERP when searching for ‘Joe Miller Phishing’

WHY PHISHING SCAM “Joe Miller” is ‘LOW RENT’

Phishing scams are so common placed, that the delivery method is so ‘low rent’. PHISHING “Joe Miller” is so bad at masking ITS ploy that it’s easy to see what’s real and what’s FAKED. IT was caught in the act PRETENDING to be from domainregistration.com but was ACTUALLY from domain-registration.me, which was registered on 6th January 2021. These links don’t go to the domain, but to GoDaddy Whois. True to ‘dumb’ thief form, this PHISH used “Joe Miller” as ITS ploy name, but registered the name NETIM SARL on netim.com. No points for originality here!

In 2020, this same “PHISH” registered the domain gohostingdomains.com and then PRETENDED IT was from domanworld.com. BOTH of these links will direct to the GoDaddy Whois. The FAKE site was registered on 16th August 2020. At that time, “Joe Miller” used namecheap.com to register the FAKE domain. If you search “Phishing scam Joe Miller” a bunch of warnings will show up. Here is one that identically mimics the notice we received. It’s from LeGa Design Group. Their notice was dated 30-August-2020. No points for originality! The notice number – 491343 – is a carbon copy too! PHISHING “Joe Miller” doesn’t waste any time. As soon as IT registers the NEW FAKE domain address, IT goes hunting for victims. The domain name has changed but not the same ‘carbon copied’ script.

PRETEND YOU ARE NOT HOME

If you are like us, you just ignore ALL incoming messages except the ones that are pre-approved. Only those with clearance should have privy to your actual information. You see, multiple buffers are better than one and at least one is better than none. So, if you have the opportunity to set up verifications for your accounts, then do so now. If you get a call, email or text from unknowns, just pretend you are not home. Close the blinds and don’t answer the door to strangers.