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  • Resolved iwilliamg

    (@iwilliamg)


    Somebody I know got scammed by a website hosted here. The website is above. I sent the individual to the IC3 Complaint Referral Form. Is there anything WP can assist me with or anything I can provide to help? Thank you!

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  • Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    WordPress.org does not providing hosting for sites, it provides the software for other people to build their own sites on their own hosts. WordPress’ philosophy and bill of rights permit people to use WordPress software for any reason they want, without any enforcement over legality or illegality. We leave that up to the webhosts. In cases of theft, abuse, harassment, or other such behavior, your best recourse is to contact their web host directly. You can use WHOIS to determine where they’re hosted, as well as resources like https://www.whoishostingthis.com to find relevant information.

    This site seems to be at namecheaphosting.com

    Thread Starter iwilliamg

    (@iwilliamg)

    Thank you for your quick and informative response. I had already done a tracert and then whois lookup and contacted the abuse email address on the report. Wasn’t sure if anything could be done here I just saw looking through the page source the culprits used WordPress.

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