• Report: #111336

Complaint Review: Getspecialgifts.com - Freegamessource.com

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  • Submitted: Mon, October 04, 2004
  • Updated: Mon, October 18, 2004

  • Reported By:Venice California
Getspecialgifts.com - Freegamessource.com
www.getspecialgifts.com Internet U.S.A.

Getspecialgifts.com aka Freegamessource.com rip-off! What can we do to make the company deliver our promised gifts? Tampa, Florida

*Consumer Suggestion: Investigative notes on a recent scam

*Consumer Comment: In the future I will verify contact info before I subscribe to anything like this ever again

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I got on freegamessource.com, which advertised a free X-BOX delivered to my house, if I sign up for a credit card offer. I did this, (E-BAY MBNA CC), and used the card for 3 months. I did not receive the X-BOX. I found out, that freegamessource.com (208.48.182.44) is a web address from the same server which also provides getspecialgifts.com (208.48.182.67)(I guess this is the registered legal name of the internet business) I did not get any responses to my e-mails through their website. There is no telephone number available. MBNA CC customer service does not recognize this company or program, but had gotten calls from other customers, which signed up for the credit card.

What can we do to make the company deliver our promised "gifts"?

Nils
Venice, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/04/2004 11:12 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Getspecialgiftscom-Freegamessourcecom/internet/Getspecialgiftscom-aka-Freegamessourcecom-rip-off-What-can-we-do-to-make-the-company-de-111336. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Investigative notes on a recent scam

AUTHOR: Joseph - (U.S.A.)

regarding getspecialgifts.com
I gathered this on short notice so if you like puzzles, well all the pieces are here:

208.48.182.67
Host reachable, 439 ms. average

208.48.128.0 - 208.48.207.255

Global Crossing
14605 South 50th Street
Phoenix
AZ
85044-6471
United States

GBLX-IPADMIN
+1-800-404-7714
ipadmin@gblx.net
GBLX-IPADMIN
+1-800-404-7714
ipadmin@gblx.net

Abuse:
GBLX-Abuse
+1-800-404-7714
abuse@gblx.net


NAME.ROC.GBLX.NET
NAME.PHX.GBLX.NET
NAME.SNV.GBLX.NET
NAME.JFK1.GBLX.NET


GBLX-6B
Updated: 2002-10-14
Source: whois.arin.net



64.71.145.16
Host unreachable


64.71.145.16 - 64.71.145.31


YFDirect, Inc
655 West Evelyn Ste #2
Mountain View
CA
94041
United States


Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net
Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net


HURRICANE-CE0830-362
Created: 2003-07-22
Updated: 2003-07-22
Source: whois.arin.net

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64.71.145.20
mx01.limitedspecialoffers.com
Host reachable, 372 ms. average


64.71.145.16 - 64.71.145.31


YFDirect, Inc
655 West Evelyn Ste #2
Mountain View
CA
94041
United States


Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net
Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net


HURRICANE-CE0830-362
Created: 2003-07-22
Updated: 2003-07-22
Source: whois.arin.net

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64.71.145.31
Host unreachable


64.71.145.16 - 64.71.145.31


YFDirect, Inc
655 West Evelyn Ste #2
Mountain View
CA
94041
United States


Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net
Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net


HURRICANE-CE0830-362
Created: 2003-07-22
Updated: 2003-07-22
Source: whois.arin.net

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66.235.192.0
Host unreachable


66.235.192.0 - 66.235.223.255


iPowerWeb, Inc.
2800 28th Street Suite 205
Santa Monica
CA
90405
United States


Marcus, Philip
+1-310-314-1606
pmarcus@ipowerweb.com


RDNS1.IPOWERWEB.NET
RDNS2.IPOWERWEB.NET


IPOWERWEB-NET
Created: 2003-07-07
Updated: 2004-07-02
Source: whois.arin.net

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66.235.203.68
netblue.com
Host reachable, 364 ms. average


66.235.192.0 - 66.235.223.255


iPowerWeb, Inc.
2800 28th Street Suite 205
Santa Monica
CA
90405
United States


Marcus, Philip
+1-310-314-1606
pmarcus@ipowerweb.com


RDNS1.IPOWERWEB.NET
RDNS2.IPOWERWEB.NET


IPOWERWEB-NET
Created: 2003-07-07
Updated: 2004-07-02
Source: whois.arin.net

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66.235.223.255
Host unreachable


66.235.192.0 - 66.235.223.255


iPowerWeb, Inc.
2800 28th Street Suite 205
Santa Monica
CA
90405
United States


Marcus, Philip
+1-310-314-1606
pmarcus@ipowerweb.com


RDNS1.IPOWERWEB.NET
RDNS2.IPOWERWEB.NET


IPOWERWEB-NET
Created: 2003-07-07
Updated: 2004-07-02
Source: whois.arin.net

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208.48.182.67
Host reachable, 439 ms. average


208.48.128.0 - 208.48.207.255


Global Crossing
14605 South 50th Street
Phoenix
AZ
85044-6471
United States


GBLX-IPADMIN
+1-800-404-7714
ipadmin@gblx.net
GBLX-IPADMIN
+1-800-404-7714
ipadmin@gblx.net

Abuse:
GBLX-Abuse
+1-800-404-7714
abuse@gblx.net


NAME.ROC.GBLX.NET
NAME.PHX.GBLX.NET
NAME.SNV.GBLX.NET
NAME.JFK1.GBLX.NET


GBLX-6B
Updated: 2002-10-14
Source: whois.arin.net

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216.218.186.2
he.net
Host reachable, 371 ms. average


216.218.128.0 - 216.218.255.255


Hurricane Electric
760 Mission Court
Fremont
CA
94539
United States


Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net
Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net


NS1.HE.NET
NS2.HE.NET
NS3.HE.NET


HURRICANE-1
Created: 1999-08-30
Updated: 2000-02-23
Source: whois.arin.net

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216.218.255.18
yfdirect.com
Host reachable, 354 ms. average


216.218.255.16 - 216.218.255.31


YFDirect, Inc
655 West Evelyn Ste #2
Mountain View
CA
94041
United States


Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net
Hurricane Electric
+1-510-580-4100
hostmaster@he.net


HURRICANE-CE0830-401
Created: 2004-01-28
Updated: 2004-01-28
Source: whois.arin.net

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computers.kilost.com


DOMAIN NOT FOUND


Source: rs.internic.net

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iewtrkjs.com


Yfdirect Inc
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
United States


Yfdirect Inc
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
United States
Phone: +1 (512)6529015


Yfdirect Inc
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
United States
Phone: +1 (512)6529015


Yfdirect Inc
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
United States
Phone: +1 (512)6529015


ns1.yfdirect.com
ns2.yfdirect.com


RF2ZF
Created: 2004-07-05 00:00:00
Updated: 2004-07-12 00:00:00
Expires: 2005-07-05 00:00:00
Source: whois.names4ever.com

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kilost.com


Inc., YFDirect (KGIUNIWGWD)
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US


Inc., YFDirect
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US
512-652-9015 fax: 999-999-9999


Inc., YFDirect
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US
512-652-9015 fax: 999-999-9999


NS1.YFDIRECT.COM 65.19.141.189
NS2.YFDIRECT.COM 216.218.255.18


Created: 16-Jun-2004
Updated: 18-Oct-2004 15:31:08 EDT
Expires: 16-Jun-2005
Source: whois.networksolutions.com

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limitedspecialoffers.com


Inc., YFDirect (JEAVAVKXAD)
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US


Inc., YFDirect
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US
512-652-9015 fax: 999-999-9999


Inc., YFDirect
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US
512-652-9015 fax: 999-999-9999


NS1.YFDIRECT.COM 65.19.141.189
NS2.YFDIRECT.COM 216.218.255.18


Created: 23-Jan-2003
Updated: 18-Oct-2004 16:08:26 EDT
Expires: 23-Jan-2006
Source: whois.networksolutions.com

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netblue.com


66.235.203.68


NetBlue Inc
PO Box 390520
Mountain View, California 94039-0520
United States


Inc, NetBlue netsol@netblue.com
PO Box 390520
Mountain View, California 94039-0520
United States
6509881044 Fax -- 6509881117


Inc, NetBlue netsol@netblue.com
PO Box 390520
Mountain View, California 94039-0520
United States
6509881044 Fax -- 6509881117


NS1.YFDIRECT.COM
NS2.YFDIRECT.COM


Created: 13-Nov-00
Expires: 01-Nov-05
Source: whois.godaddy.com

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w3.org


128.30.52.24


World Wide Web Consortium
World Wide Web Consortium
545 Tech Square
Cambridge
02139
United States
Phone: +1.6172532613
E-mail: timbl@w3.org


Tim Berners-Lee
W3C
W3C MIT CSAIL 32 Vassar St G515
Cambridge
24
02139
United States
Phone: +1.6172532613
Fax: +1.6172585999
E-mail: ea9fd2c2df442dcf6ca38f04b5f9d451-tbl1@contact.gandi.net


CONTACT NOT AUTHORITATIVE see http://www.gandi.net/whois
GANDI SARL
see also whois.gandi.net
Paris
75003
France
Phone: +33.1
E-mail: support@gandi.net


NS1.W3.ORG
NS2.W3.ORG
NS3.W3.ORG


D1266030-LROR
Created: 06-Jul-1994 04:00:00 UTC
Updated: 09-Jul-2004 07:54:25 UTC
Expires: 05-Jul-2013 04:00:00 UTC
Source: whois.publicinterestregistry.net

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yfdirect.com


216.218.255.18


Inc., YFDirect (NRDBROVWPD)
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US


Inc., YFDirect
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US
512-652-9015 fax: 999-999-9999


Inc., YFDirect
netsol@yfdirect.com
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US
512-652-9015 fax: 999-999-9999


NS1.YFDIRECT.COM 65.19.141.189
NS2.YFDIRECT.COM 216.218.255.18


Created: 09-Nov-2001
Updated: 18-Oct-2004 16:25:47 EDT
Expires: 09-Nov-2005
Source: whois.networksolutions.com

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#2 Consumer Comment

In the future I will verify contact info before I subscribe to anything like this ever again

AUTHOR: Joseph - (U.S.A.)

Hello My name is not important but it's Joseph Langford if your interested.

This all started with an email offering a free Dell computer for people interested in doing computer and product testing surveys. This did not seem altogether unusual until while attempting to qualify for this offer I was led through a 2 hour long maze of surveys and membership offerings from everything ranging from cell phones, Blockbuster, Ebay, Online Degree programs and some othe spam like weight loss and new baby product if I knew any expecting parents the wanted referrals, meanwhile the free dell valued at up to $799 was still a dangling carrot, was I let off the hook after a few surveys well the answer is not by a long shot, Instead I was put through 3 consecutive LAST STEP web pages requiring me to give personal information including a valid credit card to sign up for memberhips to at least 2 of the business choices they had listed on that page and keep in mind after the first 2 when you went to the next page you have to do 2 more and the next page another 2 requiring 6 in all. I ended up a member of ebay and a NY Times subscription for sunday sevice, an online computer class at arizona and some other place and a blockbuster subscription and a book of the month club.

If this was just a tease then I got off lucky however if these people are criminally getting my credit card birth date address credit card unique cid # and probable passwords all because it was transmitted through their website then I will be in fear and continually checking my Bank balance and credit report probably for years to come.

Very important note: they have absolutely no conspicuously posted contact iformation and when I attempted to reply to the email all I got was an undeliverable message of my server making 3 hours of unsuccessful attempts to deliver. I will personally make a project out of locating them and physiclly teaching them a thing or two about who they messed with however in the meanwhile until I get to them whoever reads this will be advised to be careful and don't get caught up.

From : Product Test Panel
Sent : Friday, October 15, 2004 3:45 AM
To : jslangford@msn.com
Subject : Your Dell Laptop is pending shipping authorization: confirmation needed

| | | Inbox

Would you like to test and keep valuable products?

Join Product Research Panel as a product tester and receive a Dell Laptop -
yours to keep!

Featuring an Intel Technology processor, this lightweight computer features
a crystal clear LCD screen.

The retail price is up to $799, but can be yours to keep at no cost.

http://computers.kilost.com/cgi-bin/dell/click.cgi?id=285&email=anNsYW5nZm9yZEBtc24uY29t

customer service
1O1_1st_street_313
LosAltos
California 94O22

change_profile:jdfhjhdjdfjdf.kilost.com/cgi-bin/dell/click.cgi?id=237&email=anNsYW5nZm9yZEBtc24uY29t

Registrant id#: 4
Registrant:
Hurricane, Electric (HE2-DOM)
Hurricane Electric Hostmaster
Hurricane Electric
760 Mission Court
Fremont, CA 94539
US

Registrant id#: 5
Registrant:
Inc., YFDirect (JEAVAVKXAD)
PO Box 212
Noonan, ND 58765
US
Trace Results
Target: computers.kilost.com
Date: 10/17/2004 (Sunday), 3:37:08 PM
Nodes: 13


Node Data
Node Net Reg IP Address Location Node Name
1 - - 172.195.218.202 Las Vegas best
2 1 - 198.81.16.228 38.000N, 98.000W
3 2 1 198.81.16.252 38.000N, 98.000W wc2-ntc-g4-0-0.proxy.aol.com
4 3 2 66.185.142.165 38.000N, 98.000W pop2-ntc-p7-0.atdn.net
5 3 2 66.185.142.162 38.000N, 98.000W bb2-ntc-p2-0.atdn.net
6 3 2 66.185.152.119 38.000N, 98.000W bb2-sjg-p6-0.atdn.net
7 - 2 66.185.150.99 38.000N, 98.000W pop2-sjg-p1-0.atdn.net
8 3 2 66.185.150.106 38.000N, 98.000W teleglobe.atdn.net
9 4 3 66.198.97.13 San Jose if-11-0.core1.sanjose.teleglobe.net
10 5 3 66.198.97.18 San Jose ix-8-0.core1.sanjose.teleglobe.net
11 6 4 66.220.13.42 Sunnyvale pos2-3.gsr12416.pao.he.net
12 7 4 64.62.249.121 Hayward pos2-0.gsr12012.fmt.he.net
13 8 5 64.71.145.20 Hayward mx01.limitedspecialoffers.com Trace Results
Target: www.getspecialgifts.com
Date: 10/18/2004 (Monday), 10:06:07 AM
Nodes: 12


Node Data
Node Net Reg IP Address Location Node Name
1 - - 172.199.68.214 Las Vegas best
2 1 - 198.81.17.93 38.000N, 98.000W
3 2 1 198.81.17.124 38.000N, 98.000W wc2-ntc-g5-0-0.proxy.aol.com
4 3 2 66.185.142.165 38.000N, 98.000W pop2-ntc-p7-0.atdn.net
5 3 2 66.185.142.162 38.000N, 98.000W bb2-ntc-p2-0.atdn.net
6 3 2 66.185.152.119 38.000N, 98.000W bb2-sjg-p6-0.atdn.net
7 3 2 66.185.152.22 38.000N, 98.000W bb2-las-p7-0.atdn.net
8 3 2 66.185.137.163 38.000N, 98.000W pop2-las-p1-0.atdn.net
9 3 2 66.185.148.50 38.000N, 98.000W globalcrossing.atdn.net
10 4 3 67.17.67.114 Miami so2-0-0-2488m.ar2.mia1.gblx.net
11 5 - 208.48.1.58 Miami
12 6 4 208.48.182.67 Los Angeles www.getspecialgifts.com Trace Results
Target: plntswobov4d7tam@iewtrkjs.com
Date: 10/17/2004 (Sunday), 3:11:01 PM
Nodes: 13


Node Data
Node Net Reg IP Address Location Node Name
1 - - 172.195.21.68 Las Vegas best
2 1 - 198.81.16.96 38.000N, 98.000W
3 2 1 198.81.16.123 38.000N, 98.000W wc1-ntc-g3-0-0.proxy.aol.com
4 3 2 66.185.142.117 38.000N, 98.000W pop1-ntc-p7-0.atdn.net
5 3 2 66.185.142.112 38.000N, 98.000W bb1-ntc-p1-0.atdn.net
6 3 2 66.185.152.63 38.000N, 98.000W bb1-sjg-p6-0.atdn.net
7 3 2 66.185.150.97 38.000N, 98.000W pop2-sjg-p0-0.atdn.net
8 3 2 66.185.150.106 38.000N, 98.000W teleglobe.atdn.net
9 4 3 66.198.97.13 San Jose if-11-0.core1.sanjose.teleglobe.net
10 5 3 66.198.97.18 San Jose ix-8-0.core1.sanjose.teleglobe.net
11 6 4 66.220.13.42 Sunnyvale pos2-3.gsr12416.pao.he.net
12 7 4 64.62.249.121 Hayward pos2-0.gsr12012.fmt.he.net
13 8 5 64.62.249.254 Hayward images.creditgiftmail.com
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