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What to do with a clever usurpator?

What would you do in this case?

8:51 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Hi webmasters, this is a country thing issue

An usurpator has created a site on lets say "worldheritage-mycountry.org" stating on the page to be the "official website" for every world heritage place of my country. Now is filling the web (specially wikipedia) with links to the "official site for -ancient-caverns-of-widgets- and so on for each site.

The site is fake, very low quality and mentioning the creator (as a recomendation) but the creator is a company that sends mass email marketing, yes it includes the "brand". Consider the footer as "brought to you by easy-email-marketing-". The multimedia is cited as donated by "[name of the usurpator]".

There is no address, no contact phones, no offices, no nothing except a made up logo. The domain name doesn't have the org.[XX] used by my country.

Any ideas on what to do?

Is not (YET) a MFA but it sure will be. There is a "register / create an account" that makes no sense as there are no services, just remember the mass marketing mail company behind it.

It is spreading a very low quality image of my country and the world heritage places.

There is an official organization in charge of this and more (not so specific but more wider), sadly they do a worst job, I know some people over there and there is very little hope, besides is not a local thing, it is the internet.

Imagine creating "pyramidsofegypt.org", official sites of the pyramids and post there very low quality old photos and text citing me as the noble photographer giving away the pictures and also the "made by egipt-email-marketing".
9:01 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Drop a hint to your local friendly wiki admin and watch the Wiki nuke all the links in short order.
It's possible an abusive pattern will be spotted and neutralised before you know it or have a chance to say much more.

They're not that clever, they've already been spotted.
9:15 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

thank g1smd, I'm currently searching on where to report it, don't find any link related to it. Will post back later.
9:38 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Done, very confusing, hard to find and what I did is to creat an account and report it to "content" discussions.

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