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February 20, 2018 07:39

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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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Alert : ThisDaddy.com scam continues to seek potential victims with cheap domain “Chips”

A scam operating from ThisDaddy.com, continues to seek potential victims among buyers of domain “Chips.” Priced well below market averages, the LLLL .com domains are being offered via email to various domain investors. There is no indication whatsoever that these domains are owned or brokered by the scammers behind ThisDaddy.com, a domain with a fake […]

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Domain appraisal certificate scam with a new twist

The domain evaluation / certificate scam isn’t new, and it targets domain owners eager to sell their domains. The way the scam works is simple: You receive an email that expresses interest in your domain. Most of the time, it also mentions a high value dollar range, to entice you into believing the sender is […]

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GoDaddy warns of ongoing phishing campaign targeting premium domains

GoDaddy has issued a warning regarding an ongoing phishing campaign. The cyberattack is targeting premium domain names, according to Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy. The warning is as follows: “We were made aware this morning by a few customers that they are getting emails claiming to be from GoDaddy that are saying that […]

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Chinese domain market report : Scammer gets 8 years in jail for domain squatting!

China is a fascinating culture that combines progressive western elements with traditional Chinese. The world’s 2nd largest economy continues to surprise with its implementation of “Communist Capitalism” and fraud punishment can be severe, by Western standards. A Chinese national attempted to extort money from a company, using a common practice of imaginary domain squatting. The […]

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Best fake name used in a domain name scam. Ever.

I don’t think think this scammer meant to be so funny. By now, pretty much everyone has seen the Fake Trademark Protection domain name scam, sometimes called the Asian Domain Scam. Here’s how it works: A scammer, typically pretending to be an Asian domain name registrar, sends an email to the owner of a domain […]

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From the “WTF Sedo” department: Domain scam attempts to trick seller into buying back domain

A very active domain investor and entrepreneur, alerted us to the following domain scam that he came across not once, not twice, but three times at Sedo. The same trick might be in effect in other domain sale venues as well. Here’s how the domain scam works. You get a direct solicitation for a domain […]

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