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BEWARE! QualityWings 787 Open Beta HOAX

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Just wanted to point out there's a ANOTHER scam appearing that says you are able to download and test an Open Beta of the Quality Wings 787.

 

http://qualitywing.com/787-open-beta/

 

 

DO NOT OPEN THIS LINK AND GET EXCITED! IT IS A SCAM.

 

Can Avsim please make it clear on their forum announcement section upfront and please can this be shared amongst yourselves.

Edited by firehawk44
Edited title to remove Scam and changed to Hoax

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This is a false survey. Do not download it..

Edited by firehawk44
Removed all caps in comments - (Shouting - Forum Etiquette)

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Is there anything we can do to stop this. Quality Wings is a great developer and I would hate to see their reputation tarnished.

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This is beginning to get ridiculous. That's 3 scams on the trot now. Surely in this day and age, there must be a way to stop these low-lifes perpetrating such outright frauds.

 

Thanks, OP, for this alert.

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First it was a constant stream of scams on my telephone.  Now they are using our interest if flight simulation.  Does it ever end?

Jim

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So I see we've reached the coveted level of scam-site replicas- how charming.

 

Thanks for the heads up chaps, we are aware and the men in suits have been notified.

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So I see we've reached the coveted level of scam-site replicas- how charming.

 

Thanks for the heads up chaps, we are aware and the men in suits have been notified.

 

Good thing, the earliest people are notified the easier the issue is to solve I presume.

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Note the URL of the scam - there is no qualitywing.com associated with QualityWings Simulations...

 

DJ

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Whats the sudden outburst of all these scams???, makes you wonder all of a sudden, some actally are "beleivable" praying on the "faults" of FSX e.g fixing OOM's etc etc.

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Whats the sudden outburst of all these scams???

 

It's more than likely the same person/organization/group behind them all.   Data mining at its finest. 

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Probably the DECRYPTEDZ guy trying to change the name AVSIM to SCAMSIM :lol:

 

Good luck with that buddy!

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Probably the DECRYPTEDZ guy trying to change the name AVSIM to SCAMSIM :lol:

 

Good luck with that buddy!

Not to be confused with SCANSIM, who I'm told make a great EKCH addon for FSX  B)

It would be interesting to know how many people this scam has gotten. The site looks remarkably similar to the QW website, so I wouldn't be surprised if even some well-informed, dedicated simmers got tricked.

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This is a real shame. Qualitywings puts out decent products. They dont need this scam on their customers. I hope they are able to shut it down right away. Legal action is what would take them down, but these 3PDs dont have that kind of money to hire a legal team and take that on. Would just eat up too much resources. 

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Note the URL of the scam - there is no qualitywing.com associated with QualityWings Simulations...

 

DJ

I would bet if you do a check of the IP address in the CMD prompt it will be the same as

 

Airglobal.com, and the other idiot site trying to sell an "Autoland" system.  Indeed BOGUS!

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So what actually happens if its downloaded?

Nothing. This isn't real file. When you send a SMS, you've get saved to subscription, which cost something like 3$ per one day.

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So what actually happens if its downloaded?

I would guess a virus of some sort, thats only IF the scammer is smart enough to create one. I would advise you NOT to try and find out! 

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We (I) are investigating. I see they have a nice video on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C2yBzmdOWM. Pretty elaborate hoax which is really what this is as you are not being asked to purchase the product (yet). I am concerned that the download link might actually be used to download malware or a virus to one's system though. Thanks to the OP for reporting.

 

There IS a legitimate QW 787 being developed (but not in beta) - http://www.qualitywingssim.com/787.html. So the site you provided is actually a phishing website. The video link I provided above appears to be legitimate.

 

Best regards,

Edited by firehawk44

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Guess if someone is good at hacking they could um hack the scammers site and bring it down.

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Guess if someone is good at hacking they could um hack the scammers site and bring it down.

That would be illegal in itself. Yes there are those that do it, but its totally against the law to do so. Unfortunately the scammers are so determined to get someone that they will go to all lengths to try and do so. That means, if their "website" is taken down, they will go to another provider and put that exact same website up with another provider. Its a never ending game, the only time it ends is when the scammer sees no future in their scam and moves onto another platform to scam. 

 

There are moments like this where I wish the internet wasn't as free as it is, but then, if the internet was policed as heavily as the DPRK's border, it wouldn't be so much of a great experience. Atleast the hackers and scammers would be a rarity! 

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Surely people wouldn't fall for this,  since  you have to apply first to be in the beta testing  stage  and you will be  notified by email   if your Successful thtas  the way o look at it  and I doubt  any one  in here at avsim  would fall for it :P

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Can someone not do an IP Trace and ban the users from the servers. We ban by IP on the gaming server I used to run, and you may out of 100 catch someone by mistake. Then they can plead there case and be allowed back in. Just a thought.

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Surely people wouldn't fall for this,  since  you have to apply first to be in the beta testing  stage  and you will be  notified by email   if your Successful thtas  the way o look at it  and I doubt  any one  in here at avsim  would fall for it :P

Alas the one born every minute adage is still very much applicable. Here on Avsim we have an intelligent and dedicated group of enthusiasts who help sort out scams like this but with flight sim become ever more popular, particularly with the younger generations, there will be any number of people that won't realise this is a scam. That's why these evil little schemes continue to exist

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Jim

 

That video link is marked as Private now. I wonder if he/they have cottoned on?

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