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Beware of ".TOP" Fraudulent and Cloned Websites or Domain Names

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Beware of ".TOP" Fraudulent and Cloned Websites or Domain Names

Online users are asked to beware of some websites that have names ending with ".top". This is because scammers/cybercriminals are abusing the Top Level Domain(TLD), by creating fake, fraudulent, phishing and malicious websites with names ending with ".top". We have even seen popular websites been cloned that have names ending with ".top", which cybercriminals use to trick their potential victims into visiting, thinking they are on the legitimate websites.

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Here is an example:

Cybercriminals can clone or create a fake copy of "www.hotmail.com", call the cloned version of the website "www.hotmail.top". Many online users who are tricked into visiting the fake website, would not notice the “.top” at the end of the name, or may even think Hotmail is using a new website domain name. Therefore, they would think they are on the legitimate Hotmail website. But, any attempts to sign into the fake website by visitors, will result in their Hotmail usernames and passwords being sent to the cybercriminals resposible for the website, who will use the stolen credentials to hijack the visitors' email accounts, which will be used fraudulently.

Online users who think they were tricked into visiting phishing websites that steal online usernames and password, should change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

We are not saying all websites with names ending with “.top” are dangerous. We just want online users to be aware of those fraudulent “.top” Top Level Domain name(TLD) websites, which are being created by hackers, scammers and other cybercriminals.

Click here for a list of fake and fraudulent".top" websites that online users shoud never visit.

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  • Posted: Feb 15 at 5:56 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Exmouth, England, United Kingdom

    I have an Etsy shop and have just found many of my products have been copied and trying to be sold by at least 17 of these .top sites.

    It's clear this is a con as my product is handmade and only available from me and unique to me. Is there anyway to get them to take any listings with my product down?

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    • Posted: Feb 15 at 9:36 PM by info

      What are the names or addresses of the websites?

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      • Posted: Friday at 4:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Exmouth, England, United Kingdom

        So far these are the names of the sites that are using my listings:-

        crazehighly.top - getjusts.top - lockermarkets.top - charmdesign.top - mytotals.top - wholesharps.top - doublemode.top - entireextreme.top - storeplaces.top - passentires.top - palacestyles.top - enjoyprevalent.top - openrushs.top - realtotals.top - supplyrushs.top - reachfasts.top - looktotals.top

        It's awful as I know that anyone who proceeds with a purchase isn't going to get the product. I sell solely on Etsy. It isn't even a drop shipping situation as some of the listings that are being used are no longer available.

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    • Posted: Feb 15 at 9:34 PM by info

      The websites are operated by cyber criminals, therefore, the only way to stop them is to shutdown the websites, or educate people about the fraudulent websites so they do not shop from them.

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      • Posted: Friday at 4:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Exmouth, England, United Kingdom

        I have put a warning out on my personal and business FB pages to try and educate people about the .top websites and not to purchase from them.

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  • Posted: Feb 13 at 7:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Rochester, Michigan, United States

    I was looking at buying an item on New-kicks.top. I assume it’s fraudulent?

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    • Posted: Feb 13 at 8:59 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Feb 9 at 3:12 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Aincreville, Grand-Est, France

    Hello,
    I have just done business on the site EXOTSHOP.TOP January 21, 2018 a solenoid valve order to 14,03 € shipping included.
    To date more news and not received the goods.I sent several emails without response.
    For me it's a fraudulent site, please warn the net surfers that this site is dangerous.
    Cordially.

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  • Posted: Feb 7 at 2:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Québec, Quebec, Canada

    I guess this is fraudulent too.... hxxp://www.rdzxasale.top

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    • Posted: Feb 7 at 6:25 PM by info

      Yes, it is fraudulent.

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  • Posted: Jan 31 at 10:49 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

    Here is a fraudulent and cloned website: hxxps://www.marketmalls.top/

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  • Posted: Jan 26 at 5:18 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Epping, Victoria, Australia

    Am guessing dailystar.top is a scam too?

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    • Posted: Jan 26 at 5:35 AM by info

      Yes, it is.

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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Mooresville, North Carolina, United States

    is this real?

    LGDBSHOP.TOP

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    • Posted: Jan 23, 2018 by info

      No, it is a fake and fraudulent website.

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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Porto, Portugal

    one more fraudulent website: hxxp://www.reachsharps.top/

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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Barrie, Ontario, Canada

    Hello

    I came across a suspicious site. Are you able to verify if this site is legitimate or a site to avoid?

    hxxp://www.bkzapmarket.top

    Thanks
    Lorna

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    • Posted: Dec 5, 2017 by info

      The website is fraudulent.

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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2017 by info

    Here is a fraudulent ".top" website: expdbstore.top

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