Phishing Scam - - Please shut down!

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    Compliance Department
    Asked on November 25, 2011 at 04:27 PM

    To whom it may concern,

    Please assist Trans Union of Canada, Inc. ("TransUnion") in preventing or terminating online activity that targets, or may target Canadian consumers as potential fraud victims.

    TransUnion has been made aware that your company appears to be providing internet services to a website, which is making unauthorized use of TransUnion trademarks. This site
    not only violates TransUnion copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, but may also become a host to a phishing attack, or other fraudulent scams directed against Canadian consumers.

    The fraudulent website not only represents a misappropriation of TransUnion intellectual property; its purpose is to mislead Canadian Consumers. Our experience has shown that such sites become a host of phishing* and other fraudulent scams against our customer’s account holders.

    Please take all necessary steps to immediately shut down the fraudulent website, terminate its availability on the Internet and discontinue the transmission of any e-mails associated with this website.

    We understand that you may not be aware of this improper use of your services and we appreciate your cooperation. We specifically ask that you also take the following actions wherever relevant or possible:

    Please provide us with a tar/zip file of the source code for this website, so that we may analyze it to help prevent further attacks; If any customer data has been captured that is stored on your systems or equipment, please send us that data so that the customers to whom that data relates can be notified and take steps to protect their credit;

    We specifically would ask that you also provide a copy of any records you maintain that indicate the name, contact information, method of payment or similar information that may be useful in helping learn the identity and location of the customer for whom the website has been operated.

    The foregoing is without prejudice to any and all of rights and remedies of any financial institution in connection with this matter, which are hereby expressly reserved.

    Thank you for your cooperation to prevent and terminate this fraudulent activity.


    Compliance Department
    Trans Union of Canada, Inc. 

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    Answered on November 25, 2011 at 04:47 PM


    We have now suspended the account where this form is connected to and reported the domain to its hosting provider. Thank you so much for reporting this form.

    Please do continue to report to us forms similar to this.

     Thanks and Warm Regards,