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[need help] Someone offering to buy my domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by l0goz, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. l0goz

    l0goz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I Have a .com domain with 3 keywords which i registered thinking it would help me with a website that i was planning to put up,,, however some company email me asking how much $ would i sell it to them... what do you think should i do? sell it to them, or try to monetize it?

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    this is the email i got

    I replied and they offered me this:

    I've read that they are a scam, i am not sure about that on they scam.

    But what do you think i should do?

    update

    The domain names are ps3-jail-break [dot] COM & NET
     
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  2. shimari

    shimari Newbie

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    This is the "domain appraisal" scam ;)

    They get a commission for every domain appraised.
     
  3. l0goz

    l0goz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    but i have not done anything, all i did was reply asking what is their offer. then they responded. then i ask i they are offering that price for both domains.

    did i do something wrong?
     
  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    This is a scam. A very old one at that. Delete the email and move on.
     
  5. lawndog

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    So obviously a scam. As soon as I started reading the 2nd email I would have deleted it and blocked the sender.
     
  6. l0goz

    l0goz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    some one can explain how the appraisal scam works?
     
  7. Scripteen

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    They tell you you have to get your domain appraised (evaluated) so they can buy it at the said price. They will give you affiliate link to domain appraisal service.

    What you should do is to tell them to appraise it at godaddy on their own (ie: they pay the fees) and they should consider that as expenses of their business (they say they have a company that sells and buys domains huh?)

    PS: Godaddy appraisal gives a public page on their site that can be seen and verified by buyer and seller ;) Sedo.com is another good service but they offer appraisal in a PDF to your email.

    If they reply with legit reply then they prove that they are a serious buyer or else a scam...
     
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  8. l0goz

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    Thank you, that is very helpful
     
  9. appleman

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    interesting... same concept as the real estate or car where you need to get your "credit checked"...
     
  10. jah5050

    jah5050 Newbie

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    thanks for the heads up
     
  11. furca

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    It's a scam, it's been going on for years. If it sounds to good to be true it is. The page that he sent you lists his company website (which is the cheapest) of all of the services mentioned.
     
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  12. CoyoteAssassin

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    Yeah, scam. These are very easy to do by scraping the whois listing. They can pull off all of your contact information so that it appears to be legit. Most likely the second part was an auto-responder and they knew that 7k would catch your attention.

    I realize that you want this to be legit, and I do too for you, but it is not.

    Thanks for bringing this hear and not falling into the scam. I'm sure that you and others have learned from it.
     
  13. jb007uk

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    Just another scam, I have had the same type of mail.