FreshPorts fraud

FreshPorts fraud

Someone thought it might be a good idea to register and display
the contents of FreshPorts on their page. What is really
amazing is that they were asking for donations.

Don’t bother looking at their website. The falsehoods are gone now.
I have screen shots and many witnesses. The fake looked real enough. I
know many users didn’t notice the difference because they didn’t mention
anything to me. I know two users did. I wish to thank them for their
emails, both of with arrived within seconds of each other. Their
alertness helped to remove this scam.

The thief is Gabriel Medina as provided by the whois details:

   Gabriel Medina (
   Fax: 0704417232
   Torgilsg 36
   Molndal, VG 43136

I find the actions of Gabriel Medina atrocious. I find it particular distasteful. The only credit is that
the misleading information was immediately removed upon request. There’s nothing like getting caught to
force action.

However, I find Gabriel Medina’s claims to innocence lacking in credibility. Something may be lost in the translation
as we do not share a common first language. I’ll be interested in what others think of the email logs.

Full information is available at
Please address any analysis, feedback, or comments to the FreshPorts thread
I’ve started.

7 thoughts on “FreshPorts fraud”

    1. Interestingly enough, this is not the first time this has happened. Some time ago, had several of my articles. Today I found another example. A reader wrote <; about an error. Later, not having the message to hand, I went to search for the phrase. I used Google and found this <; You will note that has taken the content, complete with error. I have not yet corrrected the error, but will do so soon.

      The defcon article is at and I have saved the image at <;.

      It’s sad. I don’t mind people using my work to better their lives. But I resent theft.

      The Man Behind The Curtain

      1. More than understandable. As a fellow how-to writer, I am always amazed how many places I will find identical articles while doing research. What’s even more amazing, is they all seem to have a different author.


  1. If it wasn’t for the PayPal link, I’d say "just stupid". There are always people who are going to jiggle the doorknob to see if it’s locked. Unfortunately, there are considerably fewer people who connect the doorknob to a low current, high-voltage supply, in anticipation of the doorknob jigglers.


      1. Harold wrote:

        > That’s probably because the mailman and our parents don’t wear
        > NBC suits when they come and visit us 😉

        NBC suits?

        The Man Behind The Curtain

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