Tags: Reed | College | website | scam | Asia | shutdown

Reed College Targeted by Clone Website Scam

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011 01:14 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An Oregon college is struggling to shut down a rogue website that duplicates the college’s own portal in nearly every detail except one: the name of the school. And even that’s pretty close, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Reed, college, website, scamOfficials at Reed College in Portland fear the clone, which promotes a fictitious “University of Redwood,” is the work of an overseas a scammer trying to rake in fees from unsuspecting applicants in Asian countries.

Reed briefly got the “Redwood” doppelganger shut down. But the website’s host, Go Daddy, let it back online after a brief inquiry.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Paul Ryan 2016: 7 Key Political Positions of GOP Presidential Hopeful

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:20 PM

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has not yet confirmed whether he intends to run for president in 2016 but as he was recently chosen  . . .

Poll Finds Large Racial Divide in Belief Justice Is Colorblind

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 16:50 PM

White Americans are more likely to believe the criminal justice system is colorblind than non-whites, with 57 percent of . . .

Arpaio Sues Over Amnesty; Boehner Hints House May Be Next

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 16:16 PM

If you want to sue President Obama over his executive order granting amnesty from deportation to five million illegal al . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved