|OEM Soft Store is thought to be a Vincent Chan operation, affiliate of Leo Kuvayev
Spammed links are usually in the form of a long prefix followed by the domain name, like http://kq9pddq8v5qbbkf2pk3zp321.dipolarcj.com
Attempts to access using just the site name fail with
Legality of the operationEdit
Yep...totally illegal...thanks. Chris Stickle Enforcement Manager, Anti-Piracy Adobe Systems, Inc. 601 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94103 415.832.5187 415.832.5140 fax
Microsoft posts some clear guidelines on how to recognize piracy. Here is an extract
Advertisers use terms like "Original Equipment Manufacturer" ("OEM") software in an attempt to explain why the offered software is so inexpensive. .. Purchasing from known and trusted sources and avoiding "too good to be true" deals are the best ways to avoid wasting valuable time and money on counterfeit or infringing software. .. Beware of Spam emails offering software prices that are too good to be true. There is a high risk that these software titles are counterfeit or infringing.
Fake building, fake addressEdit
Using Google Earth and Google maps you can see that there is no such building at that location. The only references in Google to that address are in queries into whether the web site is genuine, and advice that it is not. The Better Business Bureau has an Alert on this address.
Interestingly, this same image and address is also used for 3dcartmerchant.com
From October, 2011
Domain Name: GIANAOLYMPIA.COM Registrar: TRUNKOZ TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD. D/B/A OWNREGISTRAR.COM
In 2007 the predominant choice for both name servers and web sites was DSTR ACQUISITION LLC
We Propose you only Well-examined software In order to Assist you Realize all your Plans Such soft as: Photoshop 7 - $69.95 Microsoft Office 2003 - $199.95 Corel Draw Graphics Suite 12 - $89.95 Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 & Flash MX 2004 - $109.95 BUY THEM NOW!!!
How to report this spamEdit
Option 1 - ComplainteratorEdit
Report the name servers to the registrar using Complainterator
Option 2 - BSA Edit
But more importantly, remember that this is a flagrant software piracy operation. You can
- shut down the whole operation
- provide evidence leading to the arrest of the criminals
Follow these steps
- Open the OEM Soft Store site, and note down a selection of software vendor names and software titles being pirated
- Visit the Business Software Alliance web site
- Select "Report Software Piracy"
- Fill in your contact details
- Fill in the matching software vendors and software titles in the reporting form
- Send it off and feel better
Option 3 - list of report sitesEdit
JavaWoman's list of email reporting addresses by vendor for software piracy.
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com