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Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:04 PM

Google slaps phishing warning on misleading GOP website

Source: Daily Kos

This is probably not what the National Republican Congressional Committee was expecting when they decided to make the contribution page on their websites targeting Democratic candidates mimic the Democrats' websites. First, after public backlash, they had to start offering refunds to donors who'd been misled, and now, Google has put a "reported phishing website" warning on at least the anti-Alex Sink site.
That's some digital strategery right there.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/05/1275366/-Google-slaps-phishing-warning-on-misleading-GOP-website?detail=facebook



I am LMBO right now at them. They are critters, that's for sure.

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Reply Google slaps phishing warning on misleading GOP website (Original post)
silvershadow Feb 2014 OP
groundloop Feb 2014 #1
chuckstevens Feb 2014 #11
tosh Feb 2014 #2
silvershadow Feb 2014 #5
47of74 Feb 2014 #10
2banon Feb 2014 #18
Enthusiast Feb 2014 #24
frylock Feb 2014 #8
Flying Squirrel Feb 2014 #21
frylock Feb 2014 #22
Enthusiast Feb 2014 #25
lastlib Feb 2014 #12
Warpy Feb 2014 #3
Control-Z Feb 2014 #26
Skittles Feb 2014 #4
silvershadow Feb 2014 #6
mac56 Feb 2014 #7
truthisfreedom Feb 2014 #9
Titonwan Feb 2014 #13
PatrynXX Feb 2014 #14
bananas Feb 2014 #19
bananas Feb 2014 #20
silvershadow Feb 2014 #23
blkmusclmachine Feb 2014 #15
davidpdx Feb 2014 #16
Cha Feb 2014 #17

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:12 PM

1. the bastards need to be investigated for fraud, and stripped of those web URL's


I may be wrong, but it seems that since the only reason those GOPers obtained a web address with Alex Sink in the name was to commit fraud, that it's within the realm of possibility they could lose their URL.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 07:40 PM

11. Won't Happen

If the GOP is caught red handed (on more than one occasion) throwing out Democratic registration forms and nothing eves happens, why will this be any different?

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:15 PM

2. Critters??

Sorry, sivershadow, but there are thousands of nouns that fit much better.

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Response to tosh (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:31 PM

5. Yeah, I was in a rush…I'm multi-tasking today, and just wanted to get it posted. Here are some

other words that fit much better:

A**holes
Criminals
Political Mafioso
Did I mention A**holes?

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 07:37 PM

10. Fucksticks is my perferred term.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 11:59 PM

18. ROFL! I like Fucksticks too! ROFL!

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Response to 2banon (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 07:52 AM

24. They are criminal asshole fucksticks.

There.

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Response to tosh (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:39 PM

8. shitters comes to mind

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Response to frylock (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 01:27 AM

21. Stephen King fan eh?

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 01:29 AM

22. haha!

yes I am.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 07:52 AM

25. Shitweasels? From Dreamcatchers.

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Response to tosh (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 08:27 PM

12. (just replace the "cr" with "sh" and you got it to a tee)

n/t

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:18 PM

3. Yay, GOOGLE!

While I wish they'd been more on the ball so fewer people would have been robbed, I'm glad this is happening now because not all contributors to the party read DU.

Now the FEC needs to jail the ones who came up with the idea and put up that website!

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 03:18 PM

26. I just went to the site without seeing the warning.

I also tried googling it first and going from the hits page. Still nothing.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:29 PM

4. like the Christie crowd, they just cannot help overreaching

corrupt bastards

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:33 PM

6. I would think they have over-reached so far at this point they can't avoid criminal charges.

Surely some are coming before this President leaves office, right? :/

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 06:39 PM

7. "Never go further than far too far..."

n/m

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 07:09 PM

9. How lovely. Just exactly what they deserve.

Judged by the interwebs.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 08:48 PM

13. Why I do declar'uh.

It's soo nice to see you yankees.. er demo- craaits showin' up here for a nice mint julep... I TOLE YOU TO BALE THAT COTTON NIGGA!... oh excuuuse mah manners, the help just got all uppity, ya know, and ah cain't hep but to whip em now an agin!
Now, back to the contract- we will honestly do what we will and thanks for the money, honey. Go demorats!

If anyone gets fooled by this, fuck em.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 09:20 PM

14. Netcraft anti phishing bar doesn't have this blocked yet

someone should report it. I did. (netcraft.com) toolbar works with several browsers but I have Firefox on..

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 12:37 AM

19. Google Chrome isn't giving any warning either. nt

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 12:42 AM

20. "contribute.sinemaforcongress.com" is another one

How many phishing sites have they made?

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jay-bookman/2014/feb/04/among-political-dirty-tricks-new-low/

Among political dirty tricks, this is a new low
By Jay Bookman
Posted: 9:57 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Politics ain't beanbag, as the saying goes. Dirty tricks are common. But this kind of sleaze represents a new low in my experience.

Kyrsten Sinema is a Democratic congresswoman running for re-election in Arizona. So if you wanted to make a donation to Sinema, you might Google her campaign and find yourself directed to the website http://contribute.sinemaforcongress.com/ .

At the "contribute.sinemaforcongress.com" site, you'd find a large, attractive picture of Sinema, with a large banner reading "Krysten Sinema for Congress" in the same color scheme as her campaign signs, along with a checklist of possible donation amounts.

Except the site is a Republican fundraising site, with contributions going to defeat Sinema. It does say that, in smaller type below the banner: "Make a Contribution Today to Help Defeat Kyrsten Sinema and candidates like her". But by design that single word "defeat" is easy to read past or overlook, and is the only real clue of what's going on. From the URL to the banner headline to the candidate's picture to the candidate's colors, the overwhelming intent of the site is to defraud.

And this is not the action of some rogue outfit or rogue campaign. It's the work of the National Republican Congressional Committee, authorized to raise funds for Republican House candidates. A very similar site has been created featuring Alex Sink, a Democratic House candidate from Florida, and perhaps others as well.

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Response to bananas (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 05:01 AM

23. I wonder if this kind of thing could somehow rise to the level of RICO violations? nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 10:31 PM

15. Good.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 10:46 PM

16. Glad to hear Google did this

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 11:15 PM

17. K&R!!!!

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