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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:48 pm   
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Note: This topic was moved from the Tools area to "Fight Spammers" to allow for more general discussion

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Domain : "avo.net"
IP : "209.200.155.242"
CreationDate: "07-oct-1996"
UpdatedDate : "08-nov-2012"
Domain Age : 193 months or 5793 days
DomainStatus: "DeleteProhibited REGISTRAR-LOCK TransferProhibited UpdateProhibited"
Registrar : "TPP WHOLESALE PTY LTD."
Registrar To: "[email protected]"
The domain : avo.net is Active

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TPP WHOLESALE PTY LTD. ~ [email protected]

This spammer domain was expelled by previous Registrar and moved to this just accredited Registrar, this is without experience in spamming.


Domain Name: AVO.NET
Registrar: TPP WHOLESALE PTY LTD.
Whois Server: whois.distributeit.com.au
Referral URL: http://www.tppwholesale.com.au
Name Server: NS1.AVO.NET
Name Server: NS2.AVO.NET
Name Server: NS3.AVO.NET
Name Server: NS4.AVO.NET
Name Server: NS5.AVO.NET
Name Server: NS6.AVO.NET

Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 08-nov-2012
Creation Date: 07-oct-1996
Expiration Date: 06-oct-2022

Is there a complaint against avo.net? It looks legitimate. It has all of the correct links for McAfee, Comodo etc.

However, I did notice the dodgy looking 90-day investment plan:
Quote:
3%
DAILY PROFIT
Fixed daily profit for 90 Business
days (Mon-Fri, Principal Back,
370% Total Return)


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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:55 pm   
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avo.net Spam received
Spammed from an IP in Colombia: 186.144.35.22
From: "Susanna Mcguire" <daverkb@olec.com>
Subject: 3% DAILY PROFIT!!!
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
Body text:
Quote:
3% DAILY PROFIT!!!
https://www.avo.net/


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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:57 pm   
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Red Dwarf wrote:
avo.net Spam received

I've been getting hundreds of similar ones in the last few weeks to all my joe-job honeypots (and that's pretty much all spam I have got on the whole lately), so I've been assuming this is a joe-job, considering the domain creation/expiration dates and all those certificates. Not that I'm very fond of what the site looks like after a cursory study, but anyway...

BTW, this site was shortly mentioned earlier elsewhere. There's also a redirector site, avousa.com, which has also been heavily promoted in (joe-job?) spam mails lately.

It would be really nice to know what's actually going on there.

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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:39 pm   
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My belief - avo.net was a dormant domain, that came up for renewal, and was taken up by some HYIP-style people.
It changed registrar from ENOM in August to TPP WHOLESALE PTY LTD. some time later

.Domain Name: AVO.NET
.Registrar: ENOM, INC.
.Updated Date: 11-aug-2012

.Domain Name: AVO.NET
.Registrar: TPP WHOLESALE PTY LTD.
.Updated Date: 08-nov-2012

There has been heavy promotion of avo.net over the past 2 months in HYIP hyping forums. It has often bought the top banner ad. They talk of having been hit by DDOS and taking protection measures, and sure enough they are under Prolexic's care, as seen by the DNS and IP addresses. They also had to hastily change to avousa.com.
AVO wrote:
Oct 28: Due to the USA rules on providing international investment services, we are being forced to change our main domain to http://avousa.com


I am also amazed at the number of valid certificates they have accumulated and display on the front page. Such an over-the-top overkill raises suspicions - "The lady doth protest too much, methinks", But then, nothing really amazes me these days,
If you go to avousa.com you get redirected to https://avousa.com/index.php and then to avo.net anyway.

The web site promises to pay out at 3% per day, and return you the 270% profit and 100% of your initial investment after 90 days. All of the shrill shill plaudits claiming good returns on AVO are dated less than the 90 day period.

From their twitter feed

Aug 10 AVO INC We are pleased to welcome you to the AVO INC official website.

Oct 2 AVO INC was the target of the largest DDoS attack in the history of the Internet. Our site was received around 73,000,000 packets-per-second (PPS) SYN Flood and 118 Gbps UDP attack. In order to protect our site and clients we purchased the highest protection packages available from the all DDoS protection leaders. Finally choose the best option and we moved to Prolexic. It's the same protection provider that Liberty Reserve and most of the international banks use. From today, we guarantee that there will not be any downtime and http://avo.net will be online all the time from all counties.

Nov 1314% Daily Profit For 6 Calendar Days. Read more https://avo.net

I leave it to you to decide. I think that most people will be able to draw some obvious conclusions.


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:56 am   
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Where are the avo.net site visitors coming from? Taken from the statscrop.com report
Daily Visitors by Country for Avo.net, total 33 countries and 100,800 visitors per day.
    ru Russia: 22,075 visitors(21.9%)
    id Indonesia: 12,398 visitors(12.3%)
    ua Ukraine: 6,854 visitors(6.8%)
    pk Pakistan: 4,637 visitors(4.6%)
    kz Kazakhstan: 4,133 visitors(4.1%)
    br Brazil: 4,032 visitors(4%)
    in India: 3,730 visitors(3.7%)
    kr South Korea: 3,326 visitors(3.3%)
    by Belarus: 3,125 visitors(3.1%)
    us United States: 2,923 visitors(2.9%)
    ...


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:49 am   
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Does avo.net profess to be running a HYIP operation?
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AVO INC is a large-scale asset management company in the United States of America

We see it necessary to reemphasize and mention again that AVO INC is not a High-yield investment program (HYIP) and not related to the (HYIP) industry in anyway. You may see us in search engines as a (HYIP) program but we are not and we do not place ourselves in those engines other sites do. We are a large scale international asset management company. We are a solid company that has been in business a long time and we can guarantee our clients profits because we deal in all financial markets with little or no risk.
(My emphasis added)

Despite this assertion, hidden in the home page they have placed the HYIP keyword meta tags, designed to attract people to this site when they search on those HYIP keywords:
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<meta name="keywords" content="AVO INC, avo.net, AVO INC - avo.net, HYIP, HYIP Monitor, HYIP Lister, High Yield Investment Program" />


What other domains do they associate with?

Imbedded in the home page are these:
Code:
  <select name='domain' class="styled" onchange='location=this.value'>
        <option value="">avo.net</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.net">avoinc.net</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.org">avoinc.org</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.biz">avoinc.biz</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.co">avoinc.co</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.us">avoinc.us</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.ca">avoinc.ca</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.eu">avoinc.eu</option>
        <option value="http://avo.asia">avo.asia</option>
        <option value="http://avoinc.co.uk">avoinc.co.uk</option>
        <option value="http://avo.cn.com">avo.cn.com</option>
        <option value="http://avo.ru.com">avo.ru.com</option>
        <option value="http://avo.eu.com">avo.eu.com</option>
        <option value="http://avo.uk.com">avo.uk.com</option>
        <option value="http://avo.us.com">avo.us.com</option>


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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:15 pm   
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Red Dwarf wrote:
I leave it to you to decide. I think that most people will be able to draw some obvious conclusions.

You're right, the smell of the rat is strong enough.

But somehow I think it's still possible this constant flow of spam is actually coming from one of their equally fishy competitors in the hopes of bringing them down (i.e. making people like us do the dirty work). I think I've never seen one single domain name been spammed this persistently, and I can't really see it being in their best interests. That could also explain those hypothetical DDoS attacks. But who knows -- like you, it's quite hard to surprise me anymore.

Anyway, I won't shed a tear when they'll be made close the shop.

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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:25 am   
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The first one has been judged to be wanting by the registrar, who has placed it on ClientHold
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 Domain Name: AVOUSA.COM
 Registrar: 1 API GMBH
 Whois Server: whois.1api.net
 Referral URL: http://www.1api.net
 Name Server: NS-1070.AWSDNS-05.ORG
 Name Server: NS-145.AWSDNS-18.COM
 Name Server: NS-2029.AWSDNS-61.CO.UK
 Name Server: NS-837.AWSDNS-40.NET
 Status: clientHold < < < < < < < <
 Status: clientTransferProhibited
 Updated Date: 15-nov-2012
 Creation Date: 22-oct-2012
 Expiration Date: 22-oct-2016


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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:43 am   
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I would like to see how they would explain that the domain they were "forced to change their main domain to" "due to the USA rules on providing international investment services" is suddenly down and they are back to avo.net. :twisted:

It also seems they are currently having "problems" in paying to investors, who are starting to panic, e.g.: http://www.talkgold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=366328&page=673 . The end is probably — and hopefully — near.

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 PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:09 pm   
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Five months later they are girding up their loins ready to take in a new batch of noobie suckers and greed merchants

AVOUSA-INC.NET
Registrar = GoDaddy

The company web site proudly boasts

AVOUSA-INC wrote:
Your Trust is our Wealth.


You do the trusting, we get your wealth.

Reviews please to http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/avousa-inc.net
Previous tracking is at http://www.talkgold.com/forum/r366328-.html and many Google hits on "avousa"


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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:28 am   
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Red Dwarf wrote:
The company web site proudly boasts

AVOUSA-INC wrote:
Your Trust is our Wealth.

That's not what's there now:

Quote:
This Website is Under Construction.
Come Back Soon.
we are making major changes, setting up a new website with a large profile.

So your initial statement is definitely correct (girding loins and all that... ;) )

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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:13 pm   
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This is the web page I see when I load http://www.avousa-inc.net/

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