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Beware new tricks from scammer!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by leisure, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. leisure

    leisure Registered Member

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    few days ago i receive a gmail from some one that tell me he is interest with my domain and website,he found my domain at sedo or some where, he asking a reasonable offer from me,and i give him a sky offer,he accept and just ask for 10~15% discount.. i am so happy but after i read carefully,he is requesting a appraisal for my domain, he mention have to get [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]valuations from independent source, so he provide me a URL and ask me read other seller's suggestion,


    not sure how many people cheat by this fresh tricks,just to give u guys a signal.. [/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]



     
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  2. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Nothing "fresh" here. This one (along with its different variations) has been around for at least 3 years, if not a lot longer.
     
  3. No1here

    No1here Regular Member

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    I'm not sure I understand the problem.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    He asked you to quote him a price, which you did at a premium markup.
    He made a counteroffer which was roughly 10%-15% lower than you asking price.
    You said that would be acceptable.
    He then said that he wanted the site to be appraised by a third party.

    Do I have all of this correct? If yes then I fail to see what the problem is?

    In the US it's not unusual to negotiate a price of a (for example) Automobile with a dealer and then once a price is agreed on having it checked out by a mechanic/expert to make sure it's a wise decision.

    It's possible that I completely failed to understand what you posted so if you can explain the problem in more detail it would be appreciated.
     
  4. No1here

    No1here Regular Member

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    Bryan, could you clarify for me what the problem is cause I think I'm misunderstanding what the OP meant.
     
  5. leisure

    leisure Registered Member

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    u are correct,the problem is he send me a LINK,that site is under him,and he want me to pay for the appraisal but not looking for my domain actually/
     
  6. No1here

    No1here Regular Member

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    Oh, ok... Now I understand.

    Yes, then this is definitely a scam and you should tell him that you've changed your mind about selling.

    Edit: I would almost describe this scam as a more sophisticated version of the Nigerian Emails scam and while the Nigerians are looking for one big fish, these guys are looking to make up for that with volume traffic.
     
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  7. nnann

    nnann Registered Member

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    Maybe he was trying to persuade the OP to pay for an appraisal through his company? That's my best guess.

    Edit: Sorry, I didn't see the previous post before I wrote this.
     
  8. inso87

    inso87 Registered Member

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    Sell your website at Flippa and let him bid the price you both agreed on :)
    Use Escrow Payment :)
     
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