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Scamers ! be aware - Domain Brokers

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Sfjklm, Mar 31, 2018.

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Is anyone recive this kind of emails ever?

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  1. Sfjklm

    Sfjklm Newbie

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    Recently i got an email ->

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    so i was curious, because it looks legit... (kinda)
    But why would be someone offter a btc for domain?
    Anyways, i Reply yes it is still for sale than i got this email ->

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    Then i go to LINK - google answers and saw it was probably scam, because reply from others are like from book in school of scams.
    Also that certificate site was so suspicious that only confirmed my
    doubt.
    I start google a little bit and find out this is well known scam...
    u can read it here :
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/domain-broker-email-legit-or-scam.1028214/
    https://sunauskas.com/blog/domain-buying-fraudscam/

    How is this scam u probably wonder?
    well they force u to pay 259$ on some 'certificate' on some website (scam) and pay it in Btc,eth,dash,neteller, or western union. All processors where u cannot get your money back.

    Don't fall for this, and if u recive similar mail (like that people on forums) just ignore it.
     
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  2. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    To be honest I'd never read thse emails, let alone reply to them.

    I get 2 or 3 a month where someone has found a site of mine, then offer a similar domain. Again I never reply.
    Unsolicited offers to buy/sell get reported as spam and trashed.
     
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  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Keep ignoring them and you'll never get your 5.5 BTC.

    That is an interesting twist on an old scam they are using and I bet people fall for that.

    I do the same, @MisterF, if someone is offering to buy or sell me a domain out of the blue it goes right into the round file sitting on the floor to the left side of my desk.
     
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  4. Sfjklm

    Sfjklm Newbie

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    I reply only because i go to that Japanese hosting company and saw that info/sales mail look like legit mail.They are so good that they make .info mails with prefix of company...so i was curious what the scheme would be.My domain was on aucc on goddady for 1700$ ,so why would someone offter me 37k....
    Also that site and Pay/to earn money is kinda old scheme.
    But who knows how many people fall for this.
     
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  5. danixD

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    I received the same email and replied because i was curious too for the new approach :rolleyes:
    This is the "legit" certificate provider http://authorize-inc.net/
    Mine had a twist thought
    Hello!

    I'm a Chief Analyst in EtherZero Ltd. (blockchain development company). I represent a buyer who wants to acquire

    Our company is based in Korea.

    One of our partners in Japan wants to buy your domain but he does not speak English and asked for my help to contcat you.

    Is your name still for sale?

    If yes, please contcat me for instructions how to finish the transaction.

    Sincerely yours,

    Jeong San Kim

    Chief Analyst

    EtherZero Ltd.

    Seoul

    Korea
    It was from a korean new blockchain company
     
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  6. samifordnet

    samifordnet Regular Member

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    I regularly receive emails which say my domains need immediate action to keep it live. But I ignore them as they are always on my spam folder.
     
  7. kickthat

    kickthat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Had this exact same email.

    Promised to pay for the certificate if they sent half the cost of it.

    Didn’t work, but was worth a try ;)
     
  8. AdwordsAlgorithm

    AdwordsAlgorithm BANNED BANNED

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    hahaha:D I got same email a some weeks back seeing is believing that they are scam