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Published: Apr 2, 2014
Blogger Pulls Off $30K Sting to Get Stolen Site #RamshackleGlam Back
by staff


For a number of days last week, RamshackleGlam.com –- the domain name that Jordan Reid owned and operated since March of 2010 –- did not belong to her, but rather to a man who goes by the name "bahbouh" on an auction website called Flippa.com, and who was attempting to sell off the site to the highest bidder (with a "Buy It Now" price of $30,000.00).

"bahbouh" promised the winner Jordan's traffic, her files, and her data, and suggested that she was available "for hire" to continue writing posts (alternatively, he was willing to provide the winner with "high-quality articles" and "SEO advice" to maintain the site’s traffic post-sale).

Jordan learned that her site was stolen on a Saturday. Three days later she had it back, but only after the involvement of fifty or so employees of six different companies, middle-of-the-night conferences with lawyers, FBI intervention, and what amounted to a sting operation that probably should have starred Sandra Bullock instead of...well...her.

Of course She heard of identity theft, and of cyber hacking, but honestly, her attitude towards these things was very much "it could never happen to me." And even if it did...I didn’t exactly understand why it was such a huge deal. Read more about it here.

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