- By Haifa Habib
Sam and Scam Report with Haifa Habib brings you crowd sourced reports of the latest scams attempting to take advantage of the public.
An internet server company Poney Telecom run from France has been at the centre of multiple allegations of organised international criminal activity for over 12 months with all warnings, court summons and legal demands to be closed ignored.
The French service provider facilitates large quantities of spam to a variety of European companies from computers which can be traced back to Russia. These malicious emails should not be opened or responded to as it is common practice to embed viruses within such emails.
Contacting Poney Telecom is far from easy, however when The International‘s legal team finally did make contact they were informed by a member of staff from Poney Telecom that any criminal activity that occurs by using it’s services are “not my problem“. The staff member claiming to be able to speak on behalf of the company went on to state that they had a policy of non-compliance with authorities in or outside of the EU.
As such we advice anyone who receives emails or contact from anybody using a Poney Telecom server IPA to keep a detailed record of all contact that is made via the company. Should sufficient suspicious activity arise contact your local non-emergency police.
How to find out if Phony Telecom, sorry I mean Poney Telecom is behind a correspondence:
You will be able to find the IPA of origin fairly easily, each service provider will have a different approach as to how you may do this.
Once you have the IPA you may enter the detail into any IP address tracer such as iptrackeronline.com (many alternatives do exist) this service should be free of charge.
The name you are looking for is: rev.poneytelecom.eu
Whilst not all correspondence you receive via Poney Telecom is likely to be spam or criminal, The International has received enough complaints over the last 12 months to make it a clear red flag on anybody’s radar.