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Contacted by big domain registrar

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by nisdee, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. nisdee

    nisdee Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I've been collecting some good domains and today I recieved an e-mail from a guy who works for "123-reg.co.uk"
    He is interested in one of my domains and asked me do I have any other names, I sent him the list and waiting for next e-mail

    Have anything like this ever happened to you? I don't really know how to approach this...
     
  2. bignose

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    So what does he want? Registrar buys domains? Seems strange. Or did he want something else?
     
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  3. ZennoBlaster

    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    You purchased from 123, and he contacted you? Conflict of interest, or an insider grabbing domains. Also make sure it isn't someone spoofing the 123 email.
     
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    Looks like domaining by insider, but what kind of company permits these kind of activities using the official email id
     
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    fidodido Junior Member

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    If this happens to be true, the guy must be the dumbest (or smarter) person in this world.
     
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  6. nisdee

    nisdee Regular Member

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    None of my domains is purchased at 123

    I got a respond and the offer...

    This smells fishy to me, I think e-mail is spoofed, He is offering me 15k (domain is good but not worth that much for sure) and is interested in 3 more domains of mine.

    He says he is a broker working fomr some guy from Norway, but he is offering me to exchange with Escrow, I don't see a way for him to scam me with escrow

    Share your opinions, I will try to find my own broker or something to get professional opinion
     
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  7. nisdee

    nisdee Regular Member

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    If any of youcan PM me profile of BHW moderator who is in charge of domain name forum, I would be very gratefull, I can't remember his name and can't find him
     
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    This seems to be a kind of cheating. Please don't believe such mails. If you have doubt you contact that respective company and confirm the same with them by providing the email-id and the message that you have received.
     
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  9. Gosite

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    contact the registrar company and ask if they have that guy working with them or if that activity is allowed in their company.
     
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    Meathead might be able to offer some advice. I agree though it sounds suspicious. Are you actually replying to him on his 123-reg email though? If so he is genuinely an employee there?
     
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    shanna_doll Power Member

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    I got that few days ago. It's a scam.
     
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    nisdee Regular Member

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    Contacted 123-reg, we'll see tomorrow
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yeah, that's never happened to me either. I would tread lightly if I were you.
     
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    TheMasterOfMoney Power Member

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    I always get emails from that "business". I´ve never answered them because it looks like a scam
     
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    I got this types of email before but i didn't response them as i figured out that is scam. So you made a mistake to replied that guy with all other domains.
     
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    Go fuck yourself.

    I can easly give you screenshots.
     
  18. nisdee

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    123-reg replied to me, they say it's not their employee

    Thanks everyone for help, gonna cover this scamers e-mail in junk and spam now :)
     
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    but, its a scam mail which even i've received few month before.
     
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    Ah, those random investors from Norway....that offer $15K for worthless domains.