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November 12, 2019 18:24

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#Indonesian scam : #Natixis mark squatter gave ridiculous reason for NatixisCoin .com registration

The Indonesian registrant of the domain NatixisCoin.com squatted on a famous bank’s name, then produced a fake identity card to validate his registration. Natixis is a French corporation that operates as an international corporate, investment banking and financial services company. Recently, they challenged the domain NatixisCoins.com and won that UDRP. In the UDRP case of […]

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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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Tech support malware : Scammers prefer .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains

Scammers posing as tech support resolving malware attacks, have a preference for .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains. A recent article by Malwarebytes Labs, researched how “tech support” scammers abuse native ad provider, Taboola, to serve such tech support scam ads. How does this work: Ads are bought on Taboola, serving links to web sites that […]

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NamePros : PayPal refunded payment linked to fraudulent domain sales

Quite unsurprisingly, PayPal refunded payments for domains that were fraudulently sold, but not those sent as a “gift.” A massive new fraud incident that was squashed at NamePros, unveiled some interesting facts: About 80% of all fraud that has taken place on NamePros over the past couple years, which is still a relatively small number, […]

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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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Live on Facebook : Hilarious attempt to defraud domainer via Western Union!

It doesn’t get better than this: a live attempt on Facebook to defraud a domain owner, captured step by step. The scammer, using a bogus name, tried to get the domain Perniciousness.com from its owner. After contacting him on Facebook, he claimed that he sent $10,000 dollars via Western Union, and asked for the domain’s […]

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NamesCon hotel “scam” doing the rounds

A company with a track record of misleading conference attendees into booking hotels with higher fees appears to be targeting NamesCon. This morning I received a phone call from somebody claiming to be from NamesCon, but he pronounced it “Name Escon”. I asked him what company he worked for, and he continued to insist he […]

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Dynadot, Above, Hexonet & Fabulous Registrars Issue Warning About Phishing Emails

Dynadot, Above, Hexonet Fabulous and many other registrars have issued warnings about phishing emails that have been sent in the past 24 hours. Here is the warning that Dynadot issued: “We have recently become aware of fake abuse notifications being … Continue reading →

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Domain phishing: Why it’s happening & How to protect yourself

Use these tips to avoid being the next victim. Yesterday an unknown perpetrator started a massive spamming campaign against owner of domain names, which is continuing today. The emails told recipients that a specific domain name they owned had been suspended, and asked them to click a link to download the complaint(s) against their domain […]

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ICANN validation : Scammer impersonates ICANN in email

What appears to be an email from the Internet’s governing body, ICANN, is a scamming attempt at “pinging” millions of email addresses. The email originates from icannvalidation@icannvalidation.org and is titled “Test.” The body of the message contains the following: Please do not respond to this email. This email is part of a survey by the […]

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