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anyone heard of this place?

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  1. greenn17h

    greenn17h Rookie

    Sep 27, 2004
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    Wesley
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  3. El Wayne

    El Wayne Global Moderator
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    Aug 1, 2002
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    In their FAQ:

    Where is the company located?
    The company is incorporated in Costa Rica, but due to the internet we are available everywhere.
     
  4. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    LOL... i saw that, too... Makes it really inconvenient to get to them if there's a problem...
     
  5. ashsimmonds

    ashsimmonds F1 World Champ

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    $50 worth of content management software + 4 hours of customization and voila - you too can sell expensive raffle tickets for pictures of cars you downloaded off the internet.

    hey, it might be real, and either way you've got almost as good a chance at winning a car in a legitimate lottery anyhoo, so may as well pass your money along so someone else can buy a dream car.
     
  6. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Let's not forget the con artist selling raffle tickets here last year, for the 'humane society.'
     
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  8. Aureus

    Aureus Formula 3

    I've been thinking of doing exactly this as a business idea I was going to give a shot later in life... Figured the easiest way to do it was to incorporate outside of America because you can't really do raffles in America unless they are for fundraising for a charity. Looked like an easy way to either make some cash or lose almost nothing. Don't promise a specific color/options, only hold the actual raffle if you sell enough tickets to make a minimum profit and if you don't reach that point within a a reasonable amount of time you just refund the money and don't purchase the vechicle you were raffling.

    Anyway here is the result of a who is of the domain name.

    Registrant:
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.

    15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
    PMB353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: EXOTICRAFFLESINC.COM
    Created on: 14-Dec-04
    Expires on: 14-Dec-05
    Last Updated on: 22-Dec-04

    Administrative Contact:
    Private, Registration EXOTICRAFFLESINC.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.
    15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
    PMB353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599
    Technical Contact:
    Private, Registration EXOTICRAFFLESINC.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.
    15111 N Hayden Rd., Suite 160
    PMB353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS2.HOSTARICA.COM
    NS1.HOSTARICA.COM


    Registry Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
     
  9. greenn17h

    greenn17h Rookie

    Sep 27, 2004
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    Wesley
    Yeah, one of the first things I noticed was that they were in costa rica, that sent up a red flag. Seems the general concensus is that it's probably a scam?
     
  10. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    Apr 3, 2001
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    Randy
    Looks like to shut this guy down, a certified/courrier mail needs to be sent.

    or...
     
  11. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    I just gave them $12,000.... should I be worried?
     
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