Amanda Stichbury, Accommodation Find, Internet Find and Special Days false billing scam continues

Many business owners, particularly those in the travel and tourism industry, will be familiar with the long running false billing scam perpetrated by Amanda Stichbury – director of the companies Special Days Pty Ltd, Accommodation Find Pty Ltd and Internet Find Pty Ltd. How the scam originally functioned was that business owners would receive what… Continue reading Amanda Stichbury, Accommodation Find, Internet Find and Special Days false billing scam continues

Trademark registration scam from WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks

Businesses in Australia who have registered a trademark are currently being hit by a scam that originates from a company that calls themselves WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks.  Their website is located at wotra-register.com. An example of one of their letters, which strongly resembles an invoice that requires payment, is shown below. Registering a… Continue reading Trademark registration scam from WOTRA – World Organization for Trademarks

Queensland fraudster Amanda Stichbury fined yet again

Many people operating businesses in the travel and tourism industries will be familiar with the long-running false billing scams perpetrated by Amanda Jane Stichbury and her companies Accommodation Find Pty Ltd, Internet Find Pty Ltd, and Special Days Pty Ltd. Many businesses were sent either invoices or renewal letters concerning advertising on her large network… Continue reading Queensland fraudster Amanda Stichbury fined yet again

Warning: trademark renewal from PTMO – Patent & Trademark Organisation

A number of trademark owners in Australia, particularly those in the high profile travel and tourism sector, have recently received an official looking letter from PTMO (Patent & Trademark Organisation) advising that their trademark is expiring and the steps that need to be taken to renew it. Trademarks, or brands, are used to uniquely identify… Continue reading Warning: trademark renewal from PTMO – Patent & Trademark Organisation

Fined and convicted – Amanda Stichbury & Special Days Pty Ltd false billing scam

Over the years, a significant number of businesses in Australia, including accommodation and tourism operators, have received unsolicited bills in the mail for advertising they never ordered.   This is known as “false billing” and its aim is to trick businesses into paying money.  It is similar to someone unexpectedly turning up at your door with… Continue reading Fined and convicted – Amanda Stichbury & Special Days Pty Ltd false billing scam

Website domain registration scam by Domain Name Group

Last week, we reported the domain registration scam by DomainRegister.  Now, a week later, another one has popped up, this time by Domain Name Group. It’s very similar to the DomainRegister scam – you are sent an official looking document which resembles an invoice that needs to be paid.  The document comes from: Domain Name… Continue reading Website domain registration scam by Domain Name Group

Website domain registration scam by DomainRegister

If you have registered an internet domain for your website, you may be the target of scams by other domain registrars who may employ a number of procedures to trick you into registering additional similar domains at inflated prices. These organisations are able to find out your contact details, as the registered domain owner, by… Continue reading Website domain registration scam by DomainRegister

Keep a list of all the places where your accommodation is advertised

Surprisingly, many accommodation providers keep no proper records of where and with whom they are currently advertising their accommodation with, which makes it very difficult to keep track of it all. Here are some incidents we’ve personally experienced during the last couple of years that illustrate lack of proper record keeping. We received a message… Continue reading Keep a list of all the places where your accommodation is advertised