This site is part of a family of scam sites branded as Safe and Single. They use a series of different URL’s with the exact same web page design. FreeOnlineHookupPageInfo.com is an attempt to get your money through a “get verified” online dating scam.
Our good buddy Mamun Ali, from Bangladesh is behind the scam. Mamun Ali is a busy fellow. He has 40+ sites with similar names.
Let’s see how they do it…
This is the typical pattern, – that you respond to a personal ad, and in the response, they ask you to send them a note to a different email. That email is monitored programmatically, and the responses you get are automatic. The common term for this is ‘bot’, short for robot.
The email says that they want to meet you but you need to verify yourself first. You can see the email example at the end of this post.
When you are in the cycle of these bots, you literally can say anything. No one is reading the response. What will happen is a few emails that are designed to simulate conversation, and escalate interest. Eventually you will receive an email that directs you to the “get verified” online dating scam site.
Save and Single Scam site – FreeOnlineHookupPageInfo.com
The site touts that it will verify you, and make sure you are 18 and not a sex offender. There is no fee for this, it is free. You just need to provide a credit card so they can verify you. First you enter some basic information, pick a user ID a password, a location, and give them an email. Next, you are presented a page that requests your credit card.
The FreeOnlineHookupPageInfo.com site displays
You [sic] credit card will not be charged for this verification. This is a private, 100% free and discrete service.
Here is what is really happening…
Thru use of a web programming command, known as IFrame, you are typing your information in another site. The iframe command is used to display the content from and route your credit card to another site without your knowledge.
Two modes of Operation
Inside the iframe, there are two different websites. If you click on the error button on the site, then it will toggle between the sites. These sites act as a sort of controller and click generator directing you to different sites. Both sites are registered anonymously, in Panama and Australia respectively.
When the LoadedMoney.com site is active, you are routed to safeprivatepage.com, and once you provide a User ID, email and password, you are routed to a rotation of pornography sites.
There are actually several hops and redirects in-between loaded money, and the safeprivatepage.com site. The cool folks at wheregoes.com provided a trace, which you can see here.
The iFrame command deliberately prevents you from seeing what is on the pages underneath. By looking at the source code, and clicking on the loadedmoney.com link you can get to the the full content. Here are the hidden charges:
- (**) includes a free 2 day trial promo to Members-Dating.com-GOLD renewing to $49.95/monthly, unless cancelled.
- Your free lifetime access to Members-Dating.com remains active even if you cancel your Members-Dating.com-GOLD membership.
VIP Membership Includes The Following Offers:
Upgrades: Mobile Access + Featured Profile – 2 Day Trial @ $1.96, renews to $39.61/monthly, unless cancelled.–
VideoErotic.com – 3 Weeks Free Trial, membership renews same calendar day at a fixed $28.87/monthly, after the trial period ends unless cancelled.
That’s about $120 of free,
when safemeetings.net is active, it also ends up in a rotation of pornography sites. A significant difference is that when safemeetings.net is in control, you can scroll inside the window to see the charges. In the below picture have scrolled down to find the charges, and added the blue box for emphasis.
Here are the charges:
Any charges made to your credit card will appear under ‘FEESGRP.COM’.
Upgrade to Platinum Membership – FREE +
- (**) Your free lifetime access to CammeetupHD includes a free 2 day trial to Premier Passport+++ that renews same calendar day at a fixed $19.95/month after the trial period ends unless cancelled.
- EroticDvdsOnline.com – 7 Days Free Trial, membership renews same calendar day at a fixed $28.86/monthly, after the trial period ends unless cancelled.
- XXXHDVault.com – 10 Days Free Trial, membership renews same calendar day at a fixed $49.95/monthly, after the trial period ends unless cancelled.
It is important to note that the iframe command could behave differently on other browsers. Technically, the iframe command is no longer supported in browsers, so the user experience will vary from browser to browser.
The other interesting thing is that these landing pages are iframes, within iframes, within an iframe. If that is a little difficult to follow, it is probably on purpose. Obfuscation assists the deception.
You can read more about the how this network of scams works, in this post Get Verified: Tinder, Badoo, and Craigslist – Matrix of a Scam.
Safe and Single is a Get Verified Scam
It is easy to see how they are making their money. An entrepreneurial fellow from a far distant corner of the world has set up a website, that leads you to a place where you are signed up for a dating site. Then the money flows back from there. They are no doubt counting on the fact that enough people will be happy to get the recurring charge stopped, and walk away, maybe only out $100-$120.
If you have been snagged by this sort of a scam
What you need to do is call your bank, and dispute the charges. I have no problem with you referring them to this article to back up your story. Any fraud investigator at a bank will be able to take the information I have posted here and verify if needed. Chances are the bank will just reverse the charge as deceptive or fraudulent, and that will be that. Note that you also need to cancel your credit card. You cannot be sure who has your credit card number.
There are a lot more clues as to who-is-who and what-is-what, but you get the idea. This is bad Bangladeshi voodoo.
More Clues to the Scam
The website is designed to make you think that your date is nearby. The way they do it is by using a java script code from Geoplugin.net. Geoplugin is code that determines your general location by looking at your IP address. The scam website takes that information and makes it appear as if your “date” is in the same general area as you. If you go to the site from California, you will see Anita near you as well.
No Home Page
If you go directly to the URL freeageferificationinfo.com, you will see a very simple directory structure, no home page content. This is generally not needed for how they use the site, which is sending direct deep links to pages underneath the home page. A deep link is when they go to a specific page on the site; it would have some appendix on the URL, such as /sally.
No effort to be found by a search engine
OK a little webmaster 101 stuff here. When you set up a site, you take steps so that the site can be found by search engines. In principle, you want people to find your site. In order to do that, there are some basic steps, such as providing a title and description of the site in the code, technically known as meta tags. The meta tags help the search engine find the site, and describe its’ contents. It only takes a minute or two to put these on your site. (The next time you do a search, look at the search results page, there will be three things, the URL, the Title, and the Description).
Typically when these sites have a home page, they do not have any meta tags. Google will simply say that they cannot provide a description for the site. You can infer from the lack of a site description etc.that the scammer doesn’t want your average search to find their site – that would only draw attention to them. They are content with spamming and scamming.
The email from your “date”
Itâ€™s nice to be talking to someone who is real.I have been trying to find someone who is down for a casual type of thing.Are you wanna meet and enjoy some pleasure together?Think you can make me cum? If you wanna come here to my place. I have my own apartment its super small but its cozy. Anyways I’m down for meeting and doing whatever you want just need you to go toÂ MY INVITE PAGEÂ to verify your safe then get my number safe then call me.
They just make sure you aren’t an offender or anything its a few seconds check.It doesn’t c0st anything. Â I do need to make sure you are who you say…. go to that page im really horny right now.we can try this at least once see how it goes ? you wanna call now while we got a chance to do this?
Note that I have removed the hyperlink from the MY INVITE PAGE phrase.
A note to help you and to help support this site…
I presume you found this page while trying to meet someone online. I wish you luck, but if you are a man, you should know that the odds are not in your favor. The ratio of women to men in online dating works against men. Once you work thru scammers and fakes, the Ratio’s of 6:1, 10:1 and higher means that the women will get swamped with suitors. It can be very hard to break thru.
Registrant Name: Mamun Ali Registrant Street: Shukrabad , Dhanmondi -32 Registrant City: Dhaka Registrant State/Province: Dhaka Registrant Postal Code: 1207 Registrant Country: BD Registrant Phone: +880.1920188561 Registrant Email: email@example.com
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