I received this unauthorized and unsolicited mobile text spam promoting autofindnow.com with this text message: “Need A New Car? Check Out The Dealers Nearest You With Offer Discounts Up to 70% Off! Go To http://autofindnow.com”

The object is to get people to go to autofindnow.com which immediately redirects to auto-price-finder.com/new/car_non_branded?land=y.  

The person who sent this is most likely a affiliate marketer hoping you fill in the required info so he/she will get paid $1.70 for each completed entry submitted. 

If thousands of people responds to his text and fills in the required info, he could make $1,000′s of dollars in 24 hours.

DON’T REWARD THIS SPAMMER!  It is ILLGEAL to send mass text messages with advertisements unless the recipient has specifically agreed to receive messages from the sender.

Sending mass text messages with advertisements is a violation of  the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from using automated dialing systems to make calls to cell phones unless the recipients have consented. The statute provides for damages of up to $1,500 per violation. It’s also illegal to contact and to send mass avertisements to people on the the DO NOT CALL list.

My mobile phone is on the DO NOT CALL list. My number is also unlisted so they STOLE my phone number. 

The person who sent this appearently stole thousands of people’s phone nunbers. 

If you type autofindnow.com in google you will find page after page of complaints.  

I sent several complaints to auto-price-finder.com about this matter and so far there has been NO RESPONSE

I did some checking on auto-price-finder.com and found they have SPAM complaints against them and a history of not responding to complaints at the Better Business Bureau.  Their BBB rating is a F
 

You can view auto-price-finder.com’s BBB rating and complaints here

Autofindnow.com’s registrar is Namecheap.com as shown in the whois data below. Namecheap.com is also providing WhoisGuard which is hiding the identity of the owner of Autofindnow.com.  I have sent several complaints, including evidence regarding Autofindnow.com’s MOBILE TEXT SPAM

Domain Name: AUTOFINDNOW.COM
Creation Date: 26-jul-2012
Expiration Date: 26-jul-2013
Registration Service Provided By: Namecheap.com
Contact: support@namecheap.com
Visit: http://namecheap.com
Administrative Contact:
WhoisGuard Protected (2d7cfdc48cb940f3a200e54667a51916.protect@whoisguard.com)
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064

I’m filing complaints and sending photos of this illegal mobile text I received to the Director of the Federal Trade Commmission, Internet Crime Complaint Center, Donotcall.gov, the FCC and my State’s Attorney General’s office about this entire matter. 

If you received a Moblie Text Advertisement regarding autofindnow.com you can file complaints to all of the above also

You should also file a complaint to your mobile service provider by doing the following…

1.) Forward the raw message to 7726 – then you’ll get a response
2.) Enter the 10-digit number where the ad came from – send, then you’ll get a confirmation

You could also contact auto-price-finder.com and complain at http://auto-price-finder.com/footer/contact

I’m seeking an attorney who might be intreretsed in filing a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT on behalf of everyone who has been victimized.  If you are an attorney and would be interested in this case, please contact us  

 

VICTORY!  8/4/12 Namecheap.com shut this SPAMMER DOWN.  Here’s a copy of the email I received from them…

“Hello,

This is to inform you that autofindnow.com domain was suspended. It is now pointed to non-resolving nameservers and will be nullrouted once the propagation is over. The domain is locked for modifications in our system.

Thank you for letting us know about the issue.”

 

AUTOFINDNOW.COM IP = 193.107.17.140

[ Informations about 193.107.17.140 ]

IP range : 193.107.16.0 – 193.107.19.255
Network name : IDEALSOLUTION
Infos : Ideal Solution Ltd
Country : Seychelles (SC)
Abuse E-mail : ideal.solutions.org@gmail.com

 
 
Domain Name: AUTOFINDNOW.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: NS1.ABTRCK.COM
Name Server: NS2.ABTRCK.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 26-jul-2012
Creation Date: 26-jul-2012
Expiration Date: 26-jul-2013
Registration Service Provided By: Namecheap.com
Contact: support@namecheap.com
Visit: http://namecheap.com
 
Domain name: autofindnow.com
 
Registrant Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected ()
 
Fax:
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
US
 
Administrative Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected (2d7cfdc48cb940f3a200e54667a51916.protect@whoisguard.com)
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
US
 
Technical Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected (2d7cfdc48cb940f3a200e54667a51916.protect@whoisguard.com)
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
US
 
Status: Locked
 
Name Servers:
ns1.abtrck.com
ns2.abtrck.com