News from the Gutter ...

looks like SupremeVPS, Arkahosting:, and Umaxhosting are the topic du jour on the old forum

ooof.

Three down, however many dozen more to go ...

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited December 2019

    Saw a flood of posts all of a sudden in the "old country". And Virmach posting about hiring collection agents for unpaid purchases. invoices.
    The financial investment not yielding promised returns for Ducolax Corporation.

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  • uptimeuptime OG
    edited December 2019

    @vyas - lol

    I'm inclined to believe that virmach is just a force of nature, doing its own thing and working on a whole 'nother level

    As for the simultaneous shutdown of the three shitbirds mentioned in the OP - that definitely reeks of the typical (alleged) CC front company exit scam. But kind of ... I dunno, how to say ... stupidly brazen.

    I have not seen fit to dig into any of the drama, just saw the news (mentioned just now in that never-ending virmach flash sale thread still going since 2018) - and for whatever reason I just thought it would be a fine idea to drag some bits of that fresh corpse back here for people to poke at with a stick, should anyone feel so inclined

    (ahem ... @teamacc - time to update https://lowenddeadpool.info)

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  • deankdeank OGOfficial Troll

    Few years ago, they at least had the decency of lasting 6 months or so.

    Closing a week after BoyFriend day is a dick move, a major one.

    The Amitz day is October 21. ||| I call people by their soulname. ||| I do not click links.

  • @uptime said:
    looks like SupremeVPS, Arkahosting:, and Umaxhosting are the topic du jour on the old forum

    ooof.

    Three down, however many dozen more to go ...

    12 and counting.

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  • this just in - apparently can add KudoHosting, MegaZoneHosting, and DCNHost to the dead-in-the-water shitlist

    nice one.

    They are really outdoing themselves this year!

    I am impress.

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  • uptimeuptime OG
    edited December 2019

    ffs - mother mary and joseph!

    Fortunately our favorite connoisseur of funky potassiums @dahartigan seems to be on top of keeping track in a thread on the old forum

    ... and the shit trickle was just the first wavelet of a shit tsunam! :scream:

    as per @dahartigan's post:

    • ArkaHosting
    • SupremeVPS
    • UMaxHosting
    • Hosting73
    • HostBRZ
    • KudoHosting
    • HostedSimply
    • SnowVPS
    • DCNHost
    • ServerStrong
    • LQHosting
    • MegaZoneHosting
    • StrongHosting
    • Bigfoot Servers

    have all sent out a remarkably similar email, wherein it is written something along the following lines:

    Dear Customer,
     
    Over the past few months we have been met with many challenges within the hosting business. Some that have not been overcome.
     
    As result of this we will be closing our doors. We will be shutting down this Monday 12/9/2019. We are taking this time to let our customers know so that they may backup and retrieve all of their data before then.
     
    We deeply apologize for this inconvenience.
     
    Thank You.
     
    Management

    I guess changes are coming ...? :astonished:

  • vpsgeekvpsgeek OG
    edited December 2019

    CC bastards must have dedicated a whole team in leadership of Chris Fapoozi to keep such scams running

    Recommend: SmallWeb|BuyVM|Linode|RamNode

  • deankdeank OGOfficial Troll

    It looks to me that someone wants a big pay day.

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    The Amitz day is October 21. ||| I call people by their soulname. ||| I do not click links.

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @deank said:
    It looks to me that someone wants a big pay day.

    Christmas Bonuses

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  • vpsgeekvpsgeek OG
    edited December 2019

    I wonder why do people even sign up with such scams? Those who are starting discussions on LET having received such emails obviously are clients of those companies. If you have so much money to spare then please donate it to some charity instead of CC

    Recommend: SmallWeb|BuyVM|Linode|RamNode

  • deankdeank OGOfficial Troll

    The general mentality is that "It's just few bucks. It's worth the gamble."

    It is true that the amount is small, but if you combine all of those small changes and see the long list of shell companies, you can tell that whoever is behind it is clawing in a fair amount of money.

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    The Amitz day is October 21. ||| I call people by their soulname. ||| I do not click links.

  • uptime said:

    • ServerStrong
    • [...]
    • StrongHosting

    0/10 for brand creativity.

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  • uptimeuptime OG
    edited December 2019

    snapshot for posterity ... "Take a picture - it'll last longer!"

  • deankdeank OGOfficial Troll

    Woohoo, my name is on it!

    I am gonna sue! Not.

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    The Amitz day is October 21. ||| I call people by their soulname. ||| I do not click links.

  • uptimeuptime OG
    edited December 2019

    Updating the "got an email about going bye-bye come Monday" list to include WelcomeHosting ...

    EDIT: and a few more stragglers: N3servers, SparkVPS, SuperbVPS, and x4servers

    Also, putting ithe list into alphabetical order, because why not :)

    Trying to think of something clever to say about taking one for the @teamacc here, eh?

    Lulz ... and buh-bye to this unfortunate baker's dozen shithost menagerie:

    ArkaHosting
    Bigfoot Servers
    DCNHost
    HostBRZ
    HostedSimply
    Hosting73
    KudoHosting
    LQHosting
    MegaZoneHosting
    N3servers
    ServerStrong
    SnowVPS
    SparkVPS
    StrongHosting
    SuperbVPS
    SupremeVPS
    UMaxHosting
    WelcomeHosting
    x4servers
    
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  • @uptime said:
    @vyas - lol
    (ahem ... @teamacc - time to update https://lowenddeadpool.info)

    That ain't mine.

    Got some spidey sense that PNZHost will be added soon-ish.

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    Hey teamacc. You're a dick. (c) Jon Biloh, 2020.

  • tgltgl OG
    edited December 2019

    well, it was pretty clear it was a one man show, probably 2, as fabozzi is busy so he paid some guy to edit the wordpress templates

    anyway, i felt something was different when i saw 2 offers that did not match the pattern, Hyper Expert in New York, and SteadyVPS a host from Europe, thats when I realized they changed the strategy after Black Friday

    anyway, it does not matter, he saw its not working anymore, the traffic is going down, nobody is buying, so next year they will come up with another scam, right now they are probably trying to rebuild the reputation of LEB using normal hosts, so they can start milking again after

    there could be also other theories, that fabozzi had an epiphany or that someone reported them and the IRS came down to check, but thats just wishful thinking, as he would say: "Scam must go on" (Freddie Mercury)

    its not rocket science, just a bunch of thieves and another bunch of people there helping them scam people, i admit i also hang out there, but just for the drama and i only shitpost or insult fabozzi

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  • mikhomikho Hosting ProviderOG

    Perhaps I should pay some more attention to what happens in this business because there is not one name among those that I reckognize. :#

    Get 4 or more NAT servers (mix/match between packages) and get a 20 % recurring discount. https://clients.mrvm.net

  • With all these brands closing down, who’s going to be left to advertise on LEB

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  • @LeonDynamic said:
    With all these brands closing down, who’s going to be left to advertise on LEB

    They will coming with brand new name..

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  • @tgl said:
    well, it was pretty clear it was a one man show, probably 2, as fabozzi is busy so he paid some guy to edit the wordpress templates

    anyway, i felt something was different when i saw 2 offers that did not match the pattern, Hyper Expert in New York, and SteadyVPS a host from Europe, thats when I realized they changed the strategy after Black Friday

    anyway, it does not matter, he saw its not working anymore, the traffic is going down, nobody is buying, so next year they will come up with another scam, right now they are probably trying to rebuild the reputation of LEB using normal hosts, so they can start milking again after

    there could be also other theories, that fabozzi had an epiphany or that someone reported them and the IRS came down to check, but thats just wishful thinking, as he would say: "Scam must go on" (Freddie Mercury)

    its not rocket science, just a bunch of thieves and another bunch of people there helping them scam people, i admit i also hang out there, but just for the drama and i only shitpost or insult fabozzi

    Is steadyvps using CC ?

    Mostly lurking for now.

  • tgltgl OG
    edited December 2019

    @cybertech said:

    @tgl said:

    Is steadyvps using CC ?

    update: yeah, they are unfortunately so i guess, its just another cc host

    hyper is not

    next time, i'll try to wake up before i post

  • @tgl said:

    @cybertech said:

    @tgl said:

    Is steadyvps using CC ?

    it says: Los Angeles, CA – Telecom Building
    at Hyper Expert it says: Telehouse, Staten Island, NY, USA

    I dont know if they are CC or not, I dont have time to check, but I saw this on SteadyVPS:

    Parmova ulica 63, Ljubljana
    1000 Slovenia

    so most likely they are a normal provider that sent in their offer, anyway, the game is changing on LEB, we will see what will follow, 99% another scam to improve the sales, because this black friday the numbers were not good

    Test IP is from CC. My virmach LA vps pings 1ms and gets 1gbit download so, hope this isn't an evolved CC scam

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    Mostly lurking for now.

  • tgltgl OG
    edited December 2019

    Steady is an 'unknown' company according to @teamacc, I was sleep-posting, they are not run by CC, but probably got promoted for buying from them, the English on the website sucks so this is how I figured it was not an american doing it

  • Here's a list of the last 4 months of posts on LEB and whether they're still alive.

    Shows a pretty clear picture.

    Hyper Expert (NON-CC)
    SteadyVPS (CC-BASED)
    HudsonValleyHost (MAIN BRAND BY CC)
    FlipperHost (NON-CC)
    StockServers (NON-CC)
    VirMach (STABLE BRAND)
    ChicagoVPS (MAIN BRAND BY CC)
    CheapWindowsVPS (CC-BASED)
    RackNerd (NON-CC)
    UK1Host (NON-CC)
    HostNamaste (CC-BASED)
    SolvedByData (CC-BASED)
    WelcomeHosting
    ServerStrong
    SupremeVPS
    PDQServer (CC-BASED)
    StrongHosting
    ArkaHosting
    WindowsVPS.host (CC-BASED)
    VPSFortune (CC-BASED)
    DCNHost
    LQHosting
    Hosting73
    MyHostingSRV (CC-BASED)
    SnowVPS
    SuperbVPS
    N3servers
    HostedSimply
    SparkVPS
    TCNHosting
    UMaxHosting
    HostBRZ
    KudoHosting
    MegaZoneHosting
    x4servers
    Bigfoot Servers
    Upbeat Hosting (CC-BASED)
    SolvedByData (CC-BASED)
    WelcomeHosting
    ServerStrong
    SupremeVPS
    KayHosting (CC-BASED)
    StrongHosting
    ArkaHosting
    WindowsVPS.host (CC-BASED)
    DCNHost
    VPSFortune (CC-BASED)
    LQHosting
    Hosting73
    MyHostingSrv (CC-BASED)
    SuperbVPS
    SnowVPS
    N3servers
    ChicagoVPS (MAIN BRAND BY CC)
    HostedSimply
    SparkVPS
    TCNHosting
    UMaxHosting
    HostBRZ
    HudsonVallyHost (MAIN BRAND BY CC)
    KudoHosting
    MegaZoneHosting
    x4servers
    Bigfoot Servers
    Upbeat Hosting (CC-BASED)
    SolvedByData (CC-BASED)
    81VPS (NON-CC)
    WelcomeHosting
    ServerStrong
    SupremeVPS
    KayHosting (CC-BASED)
    ProfitServer (NON-CC)
    StrongHosting
    ArkaHosting
    HostMem (NON-CC)
    DCNHost
    LosAngelesVPS (NON-CC)
    LQHosting
    Hosting73
    IndoVirtue (NON-CC)
    VPSFortune (CC-BASED)
    MyHostingSRV (CC-BASED)
    SuperbVPS
    DignusData (NON-CC)
    SnowVPS
    N3servers
    VPSLOT (NON-CC)
    HostedSimply
    HostFlyte (CC-BASED)
    SparkVPS
    TCNHosting
    HostNamaste (CC-BASED)
    UMaxHosting
    HostBRZ
    SonicFast (NON-CC)
    KudoHosting
    MegaZoneHosting
    Pink Networks (NON-CC)
    x4servers
    Bigfoot Servers
    StockServers (NON-CC)
    Upbeat Hosting (CC-BASED)
    SolvedByData (CC-BASED)
    WelcomeHosting
    Skyxtech (NON-CC)
    StrongHosting
    SupremeVPS
    KayHosting (CC-BASED)
    TeraDelta (NON-CC)
    ServerStrong
    ArkaHosting
    MyW (NON-CC)
    DCNHost
    LQHosting
    Crucial (NON-CC)
    Hosting73

    On this list, there are a few CC-based companies that have not deadpooled yet. For convenience, I have listed them below (except their main brands + virmach, all of which I do not expect to deadpool)

    I split this list into two categories, which I did by gut feel. One category is titled "Companies I do not know enough about", and the other one is "Companies that might deadpool soon-ish".

    Unknown companies:

    • SteadyVPS
    • HostNamaste
    • CheapWindowsVPS
    • PDQServer
    • WindowsVPS.host
    • VPSFortune
    • MyHostingSRV

    Companies I expect will deadpool:

    • SolvedByData
    • TCNHosting - Just deadpooled. List updated.
    • Upbeat Hosting
    • SolvedByData
    • KayHosting
    • HostFlyte

    Hey teamacc. You're a dick. (c) Jon Biloh, 2020.

  • I admire the effort you put into tracking CC's various shell hosts, and I am indignant at their blatant scamming, but at this point I am just tired of the drama on the old forum, even from a schadenfreude kind of view.

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Hosting ProviderOG

    cybertech said: hope this isn't an evolved CC scam

    They've been doing this for a while.

    Plenty of offers get put up as "Los Angeles Datacenter", "Dallas Datacenter", etc, but its just CC.

    Sometimes they list the building address instead.

    They never mention its CC when they do that though.

    Francisco

  • i'm still waiting for their lawyer (bsdguy) to show up and make some excuse for this incident, i guess he's still sleeping

  • @tgl said:
    i'm still waiting for their lawyer (bsdguy) to show up and make some excuse for this incident, i guess he's still sleeping

    Or, partaking in colon cleansing?

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  • it could be he's got an appointment at the doctor this morning, he's been talking out of his ass so he may need it for sure

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