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May 28, 2018 03:38

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After #GDPR kicks in, no more data about “final notice” #domain scammers will be shared

If you’re getting a lot of email spam from “final notice” scammers, you’re not alone. Those cybercriminals often hide in Asia or Europe, blasting emails to domain owners using WHOIS databases. Their emails serve a dual purpose: to ping the recipient’s email validity, and to attempt further scamming for unnecessary services, such as this: This […]

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CQD.com #domain drama continues : Previous owner claims #domain was stolen

Rebecca J. Burns, previous owner of the domain CQD.com and founder of ComQuest Designs, has come forward in social media, claiming that her domain was stolen. A few days ago, we were informed that CQD.com was taken away from domain investor, James Booth, who said he paid $26,000 dollars to acquire it. The story so […]

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Warning : L5.com and XGK.com have been reported as #stolen #domains

The premium domains L5.com and XGK.com have been reported as stolen by their legitimate owner, Motohisa Ohno. Mr. Ohno was recently made aware of the theft, which occurred in June 2017. The domains were moved away from his eNom account without any notification. “L5.COM and XGK.COM were stolen from my Enom account in June, 2017. […]

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Stolen #domain CQD.com listed for sale on #Afternic

Update #3: James Booth told us that the domain CQD.com was returned to his possession by the legal department of Web.com, mother company of Network Solutions. Update #2: James Booth clarified that the transaction occurred outside of Afternic, after he was contacted from a CQD.com email address. The seller was verified by Escrow.com. The domain […]

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#Domain scammer in MCV .com theft case used grocery store address!

A domain investor was defrauded by a serial scammer, who used a false identity and payment location. Mr. Stanley Chen acquired MCV.com from a person called “Patrick Sitrok” but the domain was stolen, and Network Solutions eventually repossessed it. How did Mr. Chen fall for this scam? Months earlier, he had acquired the domain 3620.com […]

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“Final reminder” #domain spammer using Chinese registrar West.CN

If you’ve been getting a lot of domain-related spam with “Final Reminder” in the subject, you are not alone. Some phuckstick is using China’s domain registrar, CHENGDU WEST DIMENSION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD to send thousands of unsolicited emails, with fake expiration notices. Here’s a sample email from this bastard: FINAL NOTICE – Your account […]

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#Domain investors need to watch for port-out scams

Port-out scams involve the malicious transfer of a phone number, away from its current telephone company to another. By using social engineering and other methods, cybercriminals gain access to mobile phone numbers, subsequently taking over the digital assets of the person it belongs to. Shocking as it may seem, many phone company representatives require very […]

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Alert : MCV.com is a #stolen #domain name, according to its owner

The aged, three letter domain MCV.com has been stolen, according to its owner, who registered it in 1997. Mr. Stanley Chen continuously renewed his premium three letter .com up to 2019, only to find it recently in the possession of another party. According to historic WHOIS data from DomainTools, the domain MCV.com changed hands in […]

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Corporate crime: Don’t fire your employee before you secure your domain assets

A domain was reported stolen at GoDaddy, after a company’s former employee took control of it and changed the password and even the account’s PIN. The distraught business owner, shared his plight on the GoDaddy support forum: I own a business with my family name and As well as a work email and website. An […]

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HyphBot : Ad scam used 34,000 domains to reap $500,000 dollars daily

A sophisticated scam involving 34,000 domains reaped up to $500,000 dollars in advertiser’s traffic, a day! Bot traffic driven by cybercriminals created more than a million URLs, in an attempt to fool advertisers into buying ad traffic that supposedly originated from big publishers. This technique is called “domain spoofing,” and the bot traffic was then […]

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