WhoIs myvzw.com

Received text messages from [email]ksblock@myvzw.com[/email] and [email]infomo@myvzw.com[/email] to call 3035780902 “Issues Found On Your H&R-Block MasterCard. Fraud for certain…do not contact them or respond. If you have any credit card concerns, contact the company by calling the number on the back of your card or on your statement.

Recently I was alerted via gmail that someone from an IP starting with myvzw.com was in my email account. When I looked up the site it was unable to access it, and I don’t totally understand just what is going on. Is this simply a company phishing, a single person trying to hack for whatever reason, et cetera? Just what is myvzw.com?


Address lookup
canonical name myvzw.c

aliases
addresses 207.68.174.238
Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom myvzw.com”

Domain Name: MYVZW.COM
Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Referral URL: [url=http://www.markmonitor.com]MarkMonitor | Brand Protection, Domain Management, Anti Piracy, Anti Fraud Solutions[/url]
Name Server: CARKDNS.VZWDOMAIN.COM
Name Server: NJBRDNS.VZWDOMAIN.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 21-jan-2009
Creation Date: 31-may-2000
Expiration Date: 31-may-2012

>>> Last update of whois database: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:02:34 UTC <<<

Queried whois.markmonitor.com with “myvzw.com”…

Registrant:
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US
[email]domainlegalcontact@verizon.com[/email] +1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669

Domain Name: myvzw.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: [url=http://www.markmonitor.com]MarkMonitor | Brand Protection, Domain Management, Anti Piracy, Anti Fraud Solutions[/url]

Administrative Contact:
Domain Administrator
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US
[email]domainlegalcontact@verizon.com[/email] +1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Domain Technician
Verizon
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US
[email]sysmgr@verizon.com[/email] +1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669

Created on…………..: 2000-05-31.
Expires on…………..: 2012-05-31.
Record last updated on..: 2011-01-19.

Domain servers in listed order:

njbrdns.vzwdomain.com
carkdns.vzwdomain.com

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Network Whois record

Queried whois.arin.net with “n 207.68.174.238″…

NetRange: 207.68.128.0 – 207.68.207.255
CIDR: 207.68.192.0/20, 207.68.128.0/18
OriginAS:
NetName: MICROSOFT-CORP-MSN-BLK
NetHandle: NET-207-68-128-0-1
Parent: NET-207-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS2.MSFT.NET
NameServer: NS4.MSFT.NET
NameServer: NS1.MSFT.NET
NameServer: NS5.MSFT.NET
NameServer: NS3.MSFT.NET
RegDate: 1996-03-26
Updated: 2005-06-29
Ref: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-207-68-128-0-1[/url]

OrgName: Microsoft Corp
OrgId: MSFT
Address: One Microsoft Way
City: Redmond
StateProv: WA
PostalCode: 98052
Country: US
RegDate: 1998-07-10
Updated: 2009-11-10
Ref: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/MSFT[/url]

OrgAbuseHandle: HOTMA-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Hotmail Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-425-882-8080
OrgAbuseEmail: [email]abuse@hotmail.com[/email]
OrgAbuseRef: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/HOTMA-ARIN[/url]

OrgTechHandle: MSFTP-ARIN
OrgTechName: MSFT-POC
OrgTechPhone: +1-425-882-8080
OrgTechEmail: [email]iprrms@microsoft.com[/email]
OrgTechRef: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/MSFTP-ARIN[/url]

OrgNOCHandle: ZM23-ARIN
OrgNOCName: Microsoft Corporation
OrgNOCPhone: +1-425-882-8080
OrgNOCEmail: [email]noc@microsoft.com[/email]
OrgNOCRef: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZM23-ARIN[/url]

OrgAbuseHandle: MSNAB-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: MSN ABUSE
OrgAbusePhone: +1-425-882-8080
OrgAbuseEmail: [email]abuse@msn.com[/email]
OrgAbuseRef: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/MSNAB-ARIN[/url]

OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE231-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-425-882-8080
OrgAbuseEmail: [email]abuse@microsoft.com[/email]
OrgAbuseRef: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE231-ARIN[/url]

RTechHandle: ZM39-ARIN
RTechName: Microsoft Corporation
RTechPhone: +1-425-882-8080
RTechEmail: [email]noc@microsoft.com[/email]
RTechRef: [url]http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ZM39-ARIN[/url]

DNS records

DNS query for 238.174.68.207.in-addr.arpa returned an error from the server: NameError
name class type data time to live
myvzw.com IN SOA
server: njbrnsmgr.vzwdomain.com
email: cdsdns.verizonwireless.com
serial: 2011030401
refresh: 43200
retry: 7200
expire: 1209600
minimum ttl: 10800
7200s (02:00:00)
myvzw.com IN A 207.68.174.238 7200s (02:00:00)
myvzw.com IN NS njbrdns.vzwdomain.com 7200s (02:00:00)
myvzw.com IN NS carkdns.vzwdomain.com 7200s (02:00:00)

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REGISTRY WHOIS FOR MYVZW.COM
Domain Name: myvzw.com
Updated: 21 hours ago – Refresh

Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
Whois Server: whois.markmonitor.com
Referral URL: [url=http://www.markmonitor.com]MarkMonitor | Brand Protection, Domain Management, Anti Piracy, Anti Fraud Solutions[/url]
Status: clientDeleteProhibited, clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited

Expiration Date: 2012-05-31
Creation Date: 2000-05-31
Last Update Date: 2009-01-21

Name Servers:
carkdns.vzwdomain.com
njbrdns.vzwdomain.com
See myvzw.com DNS Records

Security Credit Services, LLC, & Jacob Law Group, LLC

In Settlement with FTC, Debt Collectors Agree to Stop Deceiving Consumers and Pay Nearly $800,000

Consumers Allegedly Were Tricked into Paying Unnecessary Fees and Falsely Threatened with Legal Action

For Release

March 26, 2013

After allegedly misleading consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatening consumers with lawsuits, defendants in a debt collection operation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.

The FTC alleged in its complaint that the defendants – a debt buyer and a debt collection law firm, both based in Mississippi – violated the FTC Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by deceptively charging consumers a fee for payments authorized by telephone.  According to the FTC, the defendants led consumers to believe that the fee was unavoidable when, in fact, those who paid by mail or online did not incur the fee.  The FTC also alleged that the companies violated the laws by falsely threatening to sue consumers as a means of getting them to pay.  A debt collector is prohibited by law from using false, deceptive, or misleading representations or tactics when collecting a debt.

Under the terms of the proposed settlement, the defendants will pay $799,958 in restitution for consumers.  The defendants also are barred from making any misrepresentations  when collecting a debt, including false claims that consumers must pay an extra fee when making payments on a debt or that they will be sued for not paying a debt.

According to the complaint, debt buyer Security Credit Services, LLC, and Jacob Law Group, PLLC have worked together since 2006 to collect debts nationwide.  Security Credit buys consumer debt accounts, and contracts with Jacob Law to collect on them.  The complaint alleges that Jacob Law called and pressured consumers to immediately make payments on their debts by authorizing electronic checks or credit or debit card payments over the phone.  Jacob Law allegedly told consumers they were required to pay an additional fee of $18.95 for this service, but routinely failed to mention that they could avoid the fee by mailing the payment or paying online.  Since 2008, the defendants have collected at least $799,958 in fees from consumers.

The FTC also alleged that Jacob Law Group implied that it would file lawsuits to collect the debts even when it did not intend to do so.

For consumer information about dealing with debt collectors, see Debt Collection.

The Commission vote authorizing the staff to file the complaint and approving the proposed consent decree was 4-0.  The FTC filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, on March 13, 2013, and has submitted the proposed consent decree to the court for approval.

NOTE:  The Commission files a complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest.  The complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendants have actually violated the law.  The consent decree is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by the defendants that the law has been violated.  Consent decrees have the force of law when approved and signed by the District Court judge.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.  Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Betsy Lordan
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-3707
 
STAFF CONTACT:
Dama J. Brown
FTC Southeast Region
404-656-1361

New York Warns PayDay Loan Lenders

A list of the 16 lead generation companies to which DFS issued subpoenas is included below. DFS is demanding a range of consumer alertmaterials as part of its ongoing investigation, including marketing materials, contracts for sales of consumer information and privacy policies.

  1. · Allied Cash Advance
  2. · Bahamas Marketing Group, Inc.
  3. · Blue Global, LLC d/b/a 100DayLoans, HighSpeedPayday
  4. · DJR Group, LLC
  5. · Fix Media Group, LLC d/b/a We Fix Money
  6. · Hydra Fund II
  7. · LightSword, LLC d/b/a Aero Advance
  8. · Payday Loan Ranger
  9. · Payday Mobility
  10. · PayDayForest
  11. · PayDayMall
  12. · Personal Cash Advance
  13. · Selling Source, LLC d/b/a MoneyMutual, LLC
  14. · US Cash Loans
  15. · ValleyTrust
  16. · WebMarketerLive d/b/a JustClickHereLoans, CashMoneyNow

http://www.dfs.ny.gov/about/press2013/pr1312031.htm