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Weird Email ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Stuart94, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Stuart94

    Stuart94 Registered Member

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    Hey so a few days i just registered a new domain And only a week After i get this email
    "We are a website design and Development services based out in India to help you score over your competition.
    We provide world-class web site design & development services in Houston to enhance your web presence. These solutions range from web design, web programming, mobile web design, dynamic websites and ecommerce websites."
    so how did this guy find the website i mean their is nothing on it yet but he knew that i own this domain
    my question know is how do i prevent people to know that i own that domain?
    because i dont want people spam with emails
    the funny thing is what he offers is like installing wordpress with a theme for really good price 499 i mean installing wordpress is so hard 😭😩(their are not even youtube tutorials#sarcasm)
     
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    But how did he find out about my email etc is their a was to make this anonym?
     
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    Zwielicht Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Did you get Whois privacy with the domain?
     
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    They hire email marketer , who scraps email ids from various resources and then send bulk email having sales pitch its not weird.
     
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    Most likely they scrape who.is data, I get f tons of those as well.
     
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    Installing wordpress and a theme for 499? 499 indian rupees is $7,69. I woul let him do it right away.
     
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    I got emails like this even when I had whois privacy with the domain.
    They always find a way to spam you
     
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    I get these all the time, USA and UK. all go in the bin
     
  10. the_demon

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    It's easy the scrape for newly created domains, grab the email in the whois database and spam away. Offers like this specifically target people who have registered a domain within a certain number of days so that they can be the first one to try and offer you their services.