scammers use gmail email account to trick domain owners out of cash.


Domain name owners around the World are being tricked out of thousands of Dollars by con men.

The fraudsters send out unsolicited emails to domain name owners seeking fees for non existent "Domain name search engine registration"

Domain name owners are asked to fax their details to a number in the USA where the scammers will make contact and ask them for their credit card details.

Beware of their fraud. There is no such thing as  "Domain name search engine registration".

There is no company identity on the emails and a disclaimer at the bottom is intended to prevent victims from passing on the email to authorities or complaining if they have parted with up to $999.00 USD after falling victim to the scam.

The Fax number where victims are asked to send their details is 1-646-385-7542 and they use a cloaked free email service to disguise their address which is globedomainservices at gmail.com which is disguised as globedomagbd77782 at gmail.com

if victims seek more information from the scammers before sending their money the email bounces back from the server.

Do not send money to these people without seeking advice from police in your area.

This is the subject line for the scam phishing emails”

Domain Notification: xxxxxx This is your Final 

Notice of Domain Listing

 

The emails look like this. The email pretends to be an official form making it more likely that people will send money without asking questions.
 

Attention:  Important Notice
DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE
Complete and return by fax to:
1-646-385-7542
47-47 36th Street #16452
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States of America


Attn: xxxxxxxx
As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration.  This letter is to inform you that it's time to send in your registration and save.

Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering.  Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission.  You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.

This Notice for: WWW.xxxxxx.com will expire on September 6,2010 Act today!
This is Scam email

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2 Response to "scammers use gmail email account to trick domain owners out of cash."

  1. Fix Your iTunes says:
    October 18, 2010 at 5:03 AM

    I just received an email from these folks. It seems I have to renew one of my domains and the cool part of the deal (well at least they think it's the coolest part) is that I can renew my domain for the lifetime rate of 999.00. Can you believe this crap. How can these folks get away with things like this? And how could folks fall in to this crap?

    Can we turn folks in that do this? Is this legit? Who do we need to forward this to?

  2. Apurva Sri says:
    July 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Nothing is safe. Nowadays, people started their fraud activity in domain name also. Domain Owners - Beware of scammers. Take domain name protection. Search a domain name

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