Storage Spoofing Blacklist
In the FERM series on Storage Spoofing, we shed light on this form of cybercrime to raise awareness in the port area. You can find all of the articles of our campaign online here, in both Dutch and English. For quick access to the introductory article, click here for Dutch and here for English.
If you have information regarding suspicious websites or organizations, we will be sure to verify your input and add the website to our blacklist if necessary. You can find us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we cannot investigate individual cases, nor can we provide assistance in ongoing cases.
If you need help in finding out if any deal on offer is deemed suspicious or to share an occurrence of fraud, we have partnered up with TCT, where a department for Enhanced Due Diligence Solutions has been set up. Find out more.
Our key objective is pro-active prevention. That is why, as a complement to our articles, we have set up a dedicated section of our website for a blacklist: a list of websites that are implicated in storage spoofing. These websites are highly unreliable and often based on existing companies in the port area. In some cases (part of) company or brand names of legitimate entities have been falsely appropriated. It is not our intent to harm legitimate enterprises whose brand name has been adopted, but it is necessary to publish both the name and the URL of fake websites to best enable effective prevention. For instance, Petrobras BV, a legitimate company, is featured in the list below because http:// petrobrasbv .com* is not an official Petrobras website. Moreover, tank storage is not a part of Petrobras’ business and the official website is http://www.petrobras.com.br/pt/.
The sole purpose of these blacklisted websites is to facilitate attempts to defraud and swindle companies and entrepreneurs by offering non-existent products and services.
*Please note: we’ve broken up all URLs so as to avoid hyperlinking to these websites and aiding in their Google ranking. If you wish to check out one of these websites, just copy/paste the URL and remove additional spaces. Also note that the following list serves as a resource in avoiding fraudulent websites only; FERM does not actively pursue taking these websites down.