I received an email from a reader today that their site was down. I knew from looking at the page that came up it was no ordinary server outage. Boy was I right. Tonight I received an email from them explaining what happened. Below is the story.
If you would please help spread the word to your woodworking clubs and fellow scrollers it would be greatly appreciated. It's hard to put into words how devastating it is to work so hard to build a brand only to have it stolen. Cynthia and John my prayers are with you and I will do what I can to help spread the word. Hang in there.
From John and Cynthia Lewman
Toymakerpress.com is now ToymakingPlans.comPlease update your bookmarks to ToymakingPlans.com
We wanted to let you know that our website was hijacked this morning. Internet pirates have taken over our domain name. You can visit www.toymakerpress.com to see their site. It is a name harvesting site so beware of clicking on any of the links. We have been working with lawyers all day to try to get the toymakerpress.com domain name back but it isn’t going to be possible without lawsuits, thousands of dollars and a trial.
The good news is that we have already uploaded our new website with the new domain name www.toymakingplans.com. Your previous orders placed on toymakerpress.com and all new orders are 100% safe because all personal and credit card information is processed completely through PayPal and is not affected in any way. We will be checking all of the links on the our new www.toymakingplans.com website for a few days so you might find that some links are not working. Please phone us if you have problems with the new site.
If you have our toymakerpress email address in your contacts you'll want to change the email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a lot of great new product to launch in time for the Holidays. Stay tuned! When you receive our next promotion it will be coming from ToymakingPlans.com.
If you have any questions at all please email us at email@example.com or call as at 1-888-962-4714 or 1-913-962-4714.
John and Cynthia Lewman