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Reed College Targeted by Clone Website Scam

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011 01:14 PM

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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.

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