CelltestnKeep.com Mobile Spam

I received a text on my cell phone at 5AM today with a text saying “”Apple needs iPhone5 testers: The first 1000 users who visit celltestnkeep.com and enter code 1000 will get to test & keep the new iPhone5″

My phone number is on the do-not-call list.  I have never heard of celltestnkeep.com and I have no idea how the rotten bastard got my phone number. 

I consider this call to be harassment and an invasion of my privacy. 

Many other people received similar texts on their cell phones about CellTestNKeep.com and there are complaints all over the internet about this.

Type celltestnkeep.com in google and you’ll see some of the complaints. 

Here’s a few

Received “Only the first 1000 users gat a free iPhone5. Go to hrrp://www.celltestnkeep.com and enter code 1000.”

I don’t want these unrequested texts, calls, or other contacts. How can they be made to stop. I’ve already registered with the “Do not call” list. Grrrr

same text message …only different number:703-678-1864. i think its a scam as well

got the same txt mssge but from 703-732-7689 @ 5:36pm ET 2/3/2012

5712361035 texed me stating Apple is looking for iphone5 testers! The first 1000 users that go to http://celltestnkeep.com and enter the code1000 will get to test & keep a new iphone5 it was sent on monday at 12:23 am. this sounded too good to be true so i never did enter it. i guess its my loss well i can care less i never really won anything in life so this is just one more thing to add to my list of losses have a wonderful day i hope you can catch the scammer with this number.

yeah, the i recieved the exact same message as the above on my cell phone at 0545 hrs. Seems as this could be a scam possibly, sending this early in the morning. i done test products where thy actually pay you to test prototypes but this has been a long time. This could be a legitiment deal but i do not wwant to take any chances.

i dont appreicate someone texting my phone 4:05am in the morning with nothing better to do but to wake people up with something stupid, playing with people who have to work. it just dont make any sense.

You can view complaints posted here

http://www.callercenter.com/703-504-8344.html/

http://www.callercenter.com/571-239-7279.html

http://www.smswatchdog.com/text-message-from/7036097947/1

http://www.everycall.us/area-code/7/

 

If your number is on the on the do-not-call list you can file a complaint at complaints.donotcall.gov

If you have a prepaid phone, you can file a complaint to the Internet Crime Center at – ic3.gov about the text message wasting your cell phone money.

You can also file a complaint at the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov

The guy who sent this is promoting what’s called a CPA or Cost Per  Action offer in which he would get paid .90 or more for each person who enters their cell phone number, email address or zip code in a input box.   If he sent 100,000 spam sms texts, he could make a lot of money. 

CPA ads are usually pop ups/unders promoting free gift cards like Walmart, Best Buy, KFC etc.  These well known companies are not sponsoring these promotions… marketing companies do and most of the time they are not associated with the well known name brands they are promoting.

Below is the contact info for CellTestNKeep.com.  Note that the owner has hidden his name, phone number and address so people can’t call him and complain.

You can STILL tell him what you think by emailing him at 2a4ee0f7527c4678952142f947f42ff4.protect@whoisguard.com

You can contact his service providers and complain 

Namecheap.com email: support@namecheap.com

Domain Name: CELLTESTNKEEP.COM
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.enom.com
Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
Name Server: DNS1.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS2.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS3.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS4.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS5.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 08-feb-2012
Creation Date: 30-jan-2012
Expiration Date: 30-jan-2013

Registration Service Provided By: Namecheap.com
Contact: support@namecheap.com
Visit: http://namecheap.com

Domain name: celltestnkeep.com

Registrant Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected ()

Fax:
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
US

Administrative Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected (2a4ee0f7527c4678952142f947f42ff4.protect@whoisguard.com)
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
US

Technical Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected (2a4ee0f7527c4678952142f947f42ff4.protect@whoisguard.com)
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
US

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
dns1.registrar-servers.com
dns2.registrar-servers.com
dns3.registrar-servers.com
dns4.registrar-servers.com
dns5.registrar-servers.com

If you type 1000 in the input box at celltestnkeep.com, it redirects to

http://www.samplerewardsonline.com/aseg-712?trkSessID=190793581&dLID=3476&pRdrTrkID=647744823&skipExit=[skipEx

If you do a whois lookup for SAMPLEREWARDSONLINE.COM, you will see that the registrar is DYNAMIC DOLPHIN, INC.

Here’s a article about DYNAMIC DOLPHIN;

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/06/anonymous_domain_sales_a_spamm_1.html

Below is the whois data for SAMPLEREWARDSONLINE.COM.  Note that ALL of the contact data is hidden by Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protection.  

When I visited dynamicdolphin.com, I could not find any way to contact anyone at SAMPLEREWARDSONLINE.COM

Registrant: SAMPLEREWARDSONLINE.COM
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protection
Privacy Protect (privacyprotect@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020
Tel. +001.7208723477

Creation Date: 21-Sep-2011
Expiration Date: 21-Sep-2012

Domain servers in listed order:
ns1.samplerewardsonline.com
ns2.samplerewardsonline.com
Administrative Contact:
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protection
Privacy Protect (privacyprotect@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020
US
Tel. +001.7208723477

Technical Contact:
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protection
Privacy Protect (privacyprotect@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020
US
Tel. +001.7208723477

Billing Contact:
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protection
Privacy Protect (privacyprotect@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020

Domain Name: SAMPLEREWARDSONLINE.COM
Registrar: DYNAMIC DOLPHIN, INC.
Whois Server: whois.dynamicdolphin.com
Referral URL: http://www.dynamicdolphin.com
Name Server: NS1.SAMPLEREWARDSONLINE.COM
Name Server: NS2.SAMPLEREWARDSONLINE.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 21-sep-2011
Creation Date: 21-sep-2011
Expiration Date: 21-sep-2012

UPDATE: As of 8/6/13 here is the whois data for CELLTESTNKEEP.COM

Domain name: celltestnkeep.com

Administrative Contact:
-
Abedellatif Shatila (mydomainsearch@yahoo.com)
+961.70251515
Fax: +961.961
hamra
beirut, LB 961
LB

Technical Contact:
-
Abedellatif Shatila (mydomainsearch@yahoo.com)
+961.70251515
Fax: +961.961
hamra
beirut, LB 961
LB

Registrant Contact:
-
Abedellatif Shatila ()

Fax:
hamra
beirut, LB 961
LB

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
ns1.bodis.com
ns2.bodis.com

Creation date: 30 Jan 2012 23:31:00
Expiration date: 30 Jan 2014 23:31:52

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