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sbrook
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Re: CanadianISP targeted by Blogspot user. (You can guess who)

One of his earlier outfits ... »www.bbb.org/kitchener/business-r ··· -1247277

And it was on your front page there marc!

It says it renamed itself to Western Communications ... which gets lost in the noise of the genuine version in the Dakotas!

Presumably this was when he got his western friends in on the deal ...

CanadianISP
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On my front page ? I'm missing a connection, here (Blame it on no where _near_ enough coffee, today)


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Just a few minutes ago, I had Smart Connect Internet Services mentioned in the Spotlight list on Canadian ISP ... it's now gone and I can't find it in the provinces list

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»www.canadianisp.ca/cgi-bin/ispse ··· spid=192


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Found it under saskatchewan ...
Smart Connect Internet Solutions


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We have Renamed the company to fit the services we offer Please note Our NEW name is Western Communications Inc

Website www.sciscanada.ca
Phone (866) 931-1269
Email support@sciscanada.ca
Head office located in Kitchener, ON

So I looked up Western Communications ... amongst other things, it's a group of newspapers based in Bend Oregon, and according to ZoomInfo, the CEO is none other than John Bankes! What! So, I have sent an email to Western Communications and asked them if they have or ever had a CEO called John Bankes. I'm checking to see if our perp tried using that name in an attempt to add legitimacy! There's no question that the outfit in Bend is Legit ... so now we find out if the name John Bankes is legit ... or is it really John Macarthur?

Curious!

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Thank you for that - The URL they were advertising, »www.sciscanada.ca/, is 404 - It has been deleted from CanadianISP (the profile) - owner was listed as John Bankes.
The last time they had made an update to that profile was December of 2012, so they wouldn't have been turning up in regular searches, but the "ISP Spotlight" on the front page doesn't check for ++365 day update delays (yet)

Thanks for that catch!
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HiVolt
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How come blogspot hasnt taken that bullshit page down yet?
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sbrook
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Those blogspot pages have been up forever ... I don't think they really worry. To be honest, I think it just points to a desperate scammer. If you read them you realize these just are so bad they can't be valid.


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said by sbrook:

One of his earlier outfits ... »www.bbb.org/kitchener/business-r ··· -1247277

....It says it renamed itself to Western Communications ... which gets lost in the noise of the genuine version in the Dakotas! ....

 
Yes, John MacArthur-Bankes likes choosing names for his SCAM ISP companies which sound similar to other [though] legitimate existing companies.

When I did my research regarding his last known [to us at least] scam known as WestLink, I found one or two other companies, with a different web TLD and/or a slightly different name, which I believe to have been in the USA, IIRC.


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said by sbrook:

One of his earlier outfits ... »www.bbb.org/kitchener/business-r ··· -1247277 ....

 
Note that he could not even spell the name of HIS OWN 'Business' properly.

Smart Connect Internet Soltuions

And this error shows up multiple times on the page, as BBB generates their page template from the originally contributed info.

peterboro
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He's the creative genius behind numerous successful Canadian ISPs and extremely busy. Spell-check is left to his minions.


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said by peterboro:

....Spell-check is left to his minions.

 
Yes, but now for the REALLY important issues, such as :

Who shot J.R. ?

Hows the weather at Ormond Beach ?

and

What happened to our buddy CableGuy, who blew the whistle on JCN ?

I hope he didn't get whacked.

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I left Ormond Beach after bike week and I haven't figured out how to set my home as Peterborough again. Life is hard.


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It's part of your signature.

There is a signature link inside of the editing screen.

Edit your own post, but follow that other link rather than posting.

You will see where on the next screen.

Make your changes and then click the Update button.

Then backpage out of there.

(You can also reach that page thru the menu tree, but I forget how, and this way works fine.)


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said by Davesnothere:

said by sbrook:

One of his earlier outfits ... »www.bbb.org/kitchener/business-r ··· -1247277 ....

 
Note that he could not even spell the name of HIS OWN 'Business' properly.

Smart Connect Internet Soltuions

And this error shows up multiple times on the page, as BBB generates their page template from the originally contributed info.

Not only he is a scammer, but he's illiterate too.
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Blogspot aka Google doesn't care. They will not enforce their own Terms of Service. They fully support abuse, as in the past year they have removed the Originating IP from various products in order to support the abusers.