Avoid PSK Hosting! PSK Hosting == AlphaRacks (probably)!
tl;dr PSK Hosting is very likely a continuation of a fraudulent company, AlphaRacks, and should not be trusted.
AlphaRacks is a defunct hosting business that scammed clients by fraudulently hosting VPS instances on servers that AlphaRacks neither owned nor had permission to use. AlphaRacks was also notable for blatant violations of CAN-SPAM, flooding even users who never had a service with them with twenty to thirty e-mails per month.
Recently, a business named "PSK Hosting" sent out the e-mail quoted at the bottom of this post, announcing that they are supposedly migrating clients from AlphaRacks.
PSK Hosting was formed within the last couple weeks, and is NOT a reputable business! In fact, evidence suggests that they are a continuation of the AlphaRacks fraud scheme, run by the same fraudsters:
- They have the e-mail and password data of all AlphaRacks clients.
- They copied their articles from their former AlphaRacks website to their new PSK Hosting website.
- The PSK Hosting website did not exist in 2018, and their nameservers were just switched a couple weeks ago, when the fraudulent use of servers by AlphaRacks was discovered.
(I cleaned up this post in light of evidence that PSK Hosting is run by the same people as AlphaRacks.)
Here is the e-mail sent by PSK Hosting to AlphaRacks clients:
We have been attempting to help customers migrate to us with free months of service. We noticed that customers are now struggling to obtain invoices through the Alpharacks website as it is now offline, so we were unable to validate customer pricing, duration of service remaining and some customers do not recall which plan they were on.
PSK Hosting is inviting those who have been impacted by the recent issues at Alpharacks to explore our rescue effort. As one of several providers contacted by Alpharacks, we have agreed to help affected former clients obtain reliable hosting services. We’ve obtained the client list from Alpharacks and have changed our initial affiliate agreement terms with them to better help former Alpharacks customers.
We cannot guarantee that we can fully match the previous rates Alpharacks were providing but we will be competitive. Please contact us if you do not a see a plan on our website that suits your needs.
You may use the same login you had previously used, or https://clients.pskhosting.com/pwreset.php to request a new PSK Hosting login.
Please feel free to email us at mailto:[email protected] if you have any questions. We are here to help as best we can in this rescue effort.
PSK Hosting Staff
High Performance Hosting Solutions
DISCLAIMER: You are obtaining this email because you were a registered customer of AlphaRacks.com - this refugee program was created in effort to rescue customers. If you would like to unsubscribe from PSK Hosting’s emails, https://clients.pskhosting.com/clientarea.php?action=details#emailpreferences in order to update your account’s email sending preferences or respond to this e-mail.