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RandPaul2016.com might be a Scam.

I'm skeptical. Maybe I'm wrong. Please offer proof if you disagree.

Otherwise, please give the post an up-vote if it looks fishy to you as well.
I'm putting my DailyPaul approval rating on the line for this, so be please be kind.

It's just that at face value, RandPaul2016.com does not look genuine to me, and the site is asking for donations.

Here are the reasons.

  • Rand Paul's official site is: www.paul.senate.gov
  • RandPaul2016.com says: "Paid for and Authorized by Rand Paul for US Senate". However, there is no click-through to such an organization and I couldn't find it with a simple google search.
  • The articles appear to be basically the same ones that appear on paul.senate.gov .
  • The "About" page is not about the site or any organization of the site, it is "about" Rand Paul. This looks like the site is avoiding showing legitimacy.
  • The RandPaul2016.com domain name registration information (owner, registrar, etc) is private/hidden through an internet WHOIS privacy service (DomainsByProxy.com).
  • Site says: "Powered by Can Do". This appears to be unprofessional to me. Admittedly this is a weak point, yet a contributing point none-the-less.
  • Finally, the site asks for money which goes to RandPaul2016, not some other Rand Paul "official" organization (not even the supposed "Rand Paul for US Senate").

It is important to check our sources carefully.
The DailyPaul people should know or at least be able to see through a scam site.

If you think I am wrong, make a donation to RandPaul2016.com . I dare you. :)



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Garan's picture

Could be positioning/squatting by Can Do?

From the comments below, it looks like RonPaul2012.com was run by Can Do.
Also RonPaul2012.com and RandPaul2016.com are registered in the same manner with the same domain name registration company.

So, maybe Can Do is gearing up for the possibility of Rand running for president in 2016.

Even if this is the case, where does the donation money currently go?

really doesn't look legit ...

really doesn't look legit ... looks like someone put together a blog with the intention of making it look legit. best thing to do is just call rand's office in DC and ask

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

Can Do is the real deal

Check out some of the other sites they've done...

http://new.cando.com/some-of-our-work/

quote:
Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Site

Over 500,000 Donations processed and $35 Million raised online in the Republican Primary. Millions of page views, innovative volunteer tools, and a social media strategy that over tripled fans on Facebook. We helped Dr. Paul dominate the Internet even more than he did in 2008.

could just be an image though

could just be an image though ... they don't usually make these sites public until they are completed .... i'm not sure this one is ... as they left an uncategorized category in the drop down ... seems messy to me

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

Joη's picture

whois

WHOIS Information
Registrant
Domains By Proxy, LLC
(480) 624-2599 Phone
(480) 624-2598 Fax
DomainsByProxy.com
14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
randpaul2016.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Administrative Contact
Registration Private
Domains By Proxy, LLC
(480) 624-2599 Phone
(480) 624-2598 Fax
DomainsByProxy.com
14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
randpaul2016.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Technical Contact
Registration Private
Domains By Proxy, LLC
(480) 624-2599 Phone
(480) 624-2598 Fax
DomainsByProxy.com
14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
randpaul2016.com@domainsbyproxy.com
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Domain Name: randpaul2016.com
Created on: 1/8/2008 11:24:17 PM
Expires on: 1/8/2017 11:24:17 PM
Last Updated on: 1/19/2013 2:30:48 PM
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Garan's picture

So, domain ownership is private/hidden.

Thanks. I'll add this to the list.