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ANOTHER Go Daddy scammer claiming to be Go Daddy

Discussion in 'Warnings and Alerts' started by mitch007, Jun 19, 2017.

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  1. mitch007

    mitch007 NameFrontier.com VIP

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    Regarding ICANN's latest confirming contact info , the scammers have a new twist. This one is from China. Pretty slick.. I almost fell for it. Don't you. Read what I got today:

    When you go to the recommended URL you are asked to login and put in your Go Daddy info. DO NOT do this.... If you do you have given away your Go Daddy details to a scammer.

    This is the whois info for godaddy-verification.com
     
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  2. 1Darko

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    Thanks for sharing! (y)
     
  3. Nikhil Jain

    Nikhil Jain Established Member

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    Thanks for sharing this valuable info.
     
  4. anantj

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    Thanks @mitch007

    @Joe Styler Is this something that can be prevented? My previous abuse reports to PDR typically resulted in no action and I don't have any hope in reporting this time either
     
  5. Domaniak

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    I received this one today, too... almost fell for it, too, but not quite... noticed the lack of SSL certificate, then the smart ass domain! Seems to target specific domain names - asked me to verify email for a nice pattern 6L.com.
    Maybe GD can fare better if they complain to ICANN... or directly to PDR maybe?
     
  6. ProDomanico

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  7. mitch007

    mitch007 NameFrontier.com VIP

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    Yes..it targeted my only 6n domain I am holding at GD
     
  8. deez007

    deez007 Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery VIP

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    Woaah man, this is slick work indeed....thanks for sharing mate.

    Seem these skanky scammers are getting better and are upping their game. :xf.eek:
     
  9. kite26

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    Scammers, the cancer of domaining and entire internet.
     
  10. alcy

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    be sure godaddy related stuff you go to or click says godaddy.com for adress
    no variations bs like godaddy-verification.com or whatver else.
    except the usual country extensions

    that's first thing I look at .. whether godaddy or other registrars.. the link address.

    ty
     
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  11. urlurl

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    Whois is not even blocked for the owner of the name, lol
     
  12. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    you think there would be a better way to shut these things down
     
  13. domainer111

    domainer111 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    A lot of scammers dealing with Godaddy ... had experience of this recently ... but unfortunately Godaddies system failure allowed the scammer to get away with it!

    Stay tuned ...
     
  14. maksimfa

    maksimfa Active Member VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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  15. domaintrades

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    In situation like this it's worth spending a few minutes contacting GoDaddy's chat service, or writing to their Support, before doing as requested in the email.

    Takes a bit of time, but it's better being safe that sorry.

    Very often scammers give clear signs when they send their trash out, such as poor English, but this one seems pretty good. They need shutting down, fast.
     
  16. lock

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    The moment it reads Dear Godaddy Customer. I know it is for the trash can.
    They should know both my account number and my name.
     
  17. maksimfa

    maksimfa Active Member VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    Yes but I am sure plenty on mobile or older folks or end users with 1 or 2 domains will fall for it.
     
  18. DnEbook

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    Yes when in doubt make a call to support, not much hassle really when you consider the alternatives
     
  19. domainer111

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    Okay so there are scammers buying domains through the Godaddy Fast Transfer Program and then welching.

    I've had a domain transferred to the Gaining Registrar via Fast Transfer.

    But -- amazingly the funds in fact were not received ... but the domain is transferred from Godaddy.

    The registrar, one of those small little registrars you wonder where they ever came from ... Google Domains or something? With a name like that I mean really..

    So Warning: never ever spend the money (as I did) from a Godaddy/Afternic fast transfer sale until it is in your bank.
     
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  20. Pepto

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    It's the amount of spamage i get that annoys me . Got frightened because i'm sure i've received them and may have clicked one by accident ran through my emails just incase :xf.confused: .

    Perhaps domain websites shouldn't hold customers to ransom by charging a privacy fee would solve a lot of problems and probably not that hard to changeover hope its implemented in the future. And an option to verify your whois for listing on sites with a cname/txt file etc only.

    They should however offer a small cost per domain for that information if someone is interested in purchasing it then a small fee ($1-2) shows interest. This could also be extended to licenced brokers through a central body only where they would need to use that (specific address)- thinking along the lines of 1 governing site log in to locate domains - on behalf of buyers.

    Again it can't be stopped brokers will misuse etc sell information but i'm certain it cut out a lot of crap.

    Only you can prevent forest fires... :bear:
     
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  21. Pepto

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    Rats! These people only go on for so long eventually they get caught up and punished.
     
  22. domainer111

    domainer111 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That's it @Pepto. The thief is the victim.
     
  23. Shianna-EBN

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    Glad to see we are all smart enough to know better lol. I received this one recently as well, I normally check the url in links before clicking on them for this reason!
     
  24. dgmweb

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    Thanks for sharing! They're getting pretty slick.
     
  25. siya

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    Thanks for this valuable information because most of us may not notice url.
     

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