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snakeair 06-22-2016 04:59 PM

Domain Renewal Phishing Scams
Better read this one and it's a good idea to inform your followers as well.


When I received a letter in the mail asking me to renew my domain name, I immediately recognized it as a scam. The letter was designed to look like a bill, even including a return envelope for me to send payment to a company called iDNS Canada. I’d never heard of them before.

The letter starts with a notification that my domain name is expiring soon and I can take advantage of their “best savings” by switching my registrar to Internet Domain Name Services. The scammer is taking precautions to avoid legal trouble, but the entire letter is designed to be misleading. They even explain that I’m under “no obligation to pay” – bolding the words “this is not a bill.”

As with most social engineering scams, the use of personal information is what hooks victims into thinking a scam is credible. This letter included my...
Continued at: https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/06/doma...ing-scams.html

HTMLBasicTutor 06-25-2016 11:26 PM

Back in July 2014 Domain Registry of America was suspended. Never heard anymore about it. Guess they didn't loose their domain registry authority...

I looked up this thread because in my RSS feed there is another article about domain registry scams: GoDaddy Warns Of Latest Phishing Scam

There also was an email scam for purchasing the Asian version of your domain name. Haven't gotten any of those lately. Scam to register Asian domain names

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