Thursday, 8 November 2012

VERY IMPORTANT - Read this if you have any web-sites of your own - FW: Domain ********.com

This is a scam of the highest order.
The email looks convincing enough but the company has no association with your domain name (or mine). The link will take you to what looks like a valid payment page where it asks for your credit card details including the 3 digit security number. They are asking $75 for renewal for a domain name that is only $4.99 a year!!
It's made more convincing by having my correct real-world address in the email which suggests they have harvested detaild from the 'whois' database. You can pay a couple of bucks a year to have these detaild hidden, maybe worth considering, I certainly will from now on. (I have hidden personal details in the example below but believe me they were mine).
They say that your domain will expire and you may loose it - Rubbish, the expiry date shown below is NOT the expiry date of the domain they tried to convince me to renew.
The unsubscribe address below is to a PO box, if you're not convinced, search PO Box 4668 New York on line and see what others are saying.
Only EVER renew your domains yourself through the site that they are registered with, you risk loosing your identity, your domain and your bank balance, BEWARE!!
 -----Original Message-----
From: Attn Expiring Registration for Domain []
Sent: 08 November 2012 07:21
To:  **** @ **********.
Subject: Fwd: Domain  ************* .com

Expiration Notice

Order #: 26604765
Order Date: Nov 8, 2012
Bill To:  My Name was here  
Home Address was here 
Home Phone number was here 
Payment link was here            
                                                                Hidden text with domain name and cost of $75 was here 

Domain:  ******** .COM

To:  My Name was here 

Don't miss out on this offer which includes search engine submission for  ******** .COM for 12 months. There is no obligation to pay for this order unless you complete your payment by Nov 23, 2012. Our services provide submission and search engine ranking for domain owners. This offer for submission services is not required to renew your domain registration.

Failure to complete your search engine registration by Nov 23, 2012 may result in the cancellation of this order (making it difficult for your customers to locate you using search engines on the web). 

Graphic with domain name
and link removed from here


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