First of all, I want to make it very clear that Stream101 in NO WAY supports, hosts, or is affiliated with either “KLFA98hits.com” or “Holiday Cruise Line”.
klfa98hits.com WHOIS Capture 12/9/2015
On December 7th, 2015 at approximately 6:00PM Eastern Time, Stream101 began receiving phone calls from individuals inquiring about how to redeem tickets that they had supposedly won by being caller number 15 to an internet radio station contest. Throughout the next 36 hours, we have received more than 20 calls from individuals inquiring about the same thing. We launched an investigation to find out some more information on where these calls were originating from. Below is some information we have obtained.
Phone calls came in stating the caller had won and they have paid their “Boarding Fees and Government taxes” but have not gotten their tickets. When asked about how they got our number, they all gave different numbers and all indicated they were not given any prompts to press, they just simply were connected with a billing operator.
KLFA98HITS.COM – We accessed public records (WHOIS) to find out contact information regarding this domain.
The WHOIS data indicates that the domain was first created on November 15th, 2015
The contact information of the domain indicates the website owner is in the country of The Czech Republic
The domain appears to be registered to an individual by the name of Havel Danko with a phone number listed of +420.776506650
Where a lot of this information doesnt make sense is the contact information that is being displayed in an obvious manner on their website. They provide contact information for a physical address as well as a phone number in California. Calling this number does get you talking to an English speaking person named Rob Rollins. The photo used in the chat window is, of course, a generic stock photo used on several website which we confirmed with a google image results search.
The radio stream that is used is a loop on a Live365 station using the account called tedsradiomix. This incident has also been reported to Live365.
goholidaycruiseline.com WHOIS Capture 12/9/2015
After checking further into the listed Holiday Cruise Line (website listed as goholidaycruiseline.com), we can see that the supposed Cruise Line is registered to the same Czech Republic address but a different person, Denis Jelinek.
We pride ourselves in customer service and would never facilitate or endorse any scam like this at all. We are simply publishing this message to inform potential scam victims to hopefully save their money. Take this information for what you want from it – however I personally smell a scam.
Compiled below is a variety of screenshots of information we have obtained about this whole situation. In addition to us, I have been informed by another website that we work with (Broadcasting World) that they have received an email requesting similar information. I have included that email below as well. Feel free to put in a ticket to our Sales department if you have any questions regarding this scam.
KLFA Contact Information Accessed 12/9/2015
KLFA Website Chat Accessed on 12/9/2015
Google Image search accessed on 12/9/2015
Broadcasting World Email – received 12/8/2015
This alert has been published and endorsed by me, Marcus Allen – President & CEO of Stream101.