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A website set up to help spread information about alleged scammers is suffering so many denial of service attacks that its current host has asked the site to find a new home.

We wrote about stopecg.org when it was hit by a flurry of legal threats. Luckily, MEP Richard Corbett stepped in to help. But now the site has been hit by a series of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and its current host cannot cope.

To continue his good work, site founder Jules Woodell needs your help. The site hosts information about several different guide scams - businessses are invoiced for inclusion in non-existent, or not distributed, travel guides.

The site has been running since 2001 and has helped many businesses avoid scams. Legal threats have come to nothing, and Woodell believes some of the scammers have turned to hackers to get the information offline.

The site has helped tens of thousands of businesses avoid this fraud, Woodell said: "We get between 100 and 200 hits a day. If only a fraction of those are from potentially defrauded businesses than we've helped tens of thousands of people."

Woodell said he either needs someone to host the site or a donation of an old server which his previous provider is willing to rack and maintain for him.

If any Reg reader can help with either hosting services or suitable hardware, please get in touch with Jules through his blog or through the site. ®

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