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Shimano gets bogus website taken down


Shimano says that it has successfully appealed to have a bogus e-commerce site, posing as its own, taken down.

The Japanese tackle giant posted a story on its website confirming that it petitioned the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to close the site which came to light in October.

It said: “After discovering the site in question, we promptly sent a petition for its closure to the relevant agencies and organisations, including sending a warning letter, and we have confirmed that the site was closed in early December.

“We will continue to take resolute action against any suspicious websites posing as our company or group. Accessing suspicious websites or inputting your personal information may not only cause you to be a victim of fraud, but also cause your personal information to be misused.”

The fake fishing website offered Shimano gear at prices that were discounted by as much as 84%.

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