Buyer asking for Valuation Certificate/TM evaluation - Scam?

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  1. rockstardomains.com

    rockstardomains.com Account Closed

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    Hello,

    I have recently been contacted regarding one of my domain names, however the buyer wants a valuation certificate for the domain.

    I don't really favor any valuation from online to be quite frank, I value my domain at what I believe it's worth and if the buyer is interested he should buy it, if not then next please. I don't really fancy using a valuation certificate as it may appraise my domain in favor of the buyer meaning the valuation being lower than what I have asked for.

    1) Is it necessary? If so where can I get one from?

    Also understandably the buyer wants to be sure there is no TM copyright involved with the domain (which i am almost 99.9% sure there isn't but he wants confirmation before he buys

    2) How can i prove there is no TM/copyright involved?

    3) Can someone explain how the Escrow payment process works/is securer than Paypal (Need to persuade the buyer to use Escrow).

    This seems like a legitimate scam to me, baring in mind i googled a phrase from the email and I found this:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120504063437AAb0jgK

     
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  2. Ted.T

    Ted.T Active Member VIP

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    Scam! Stay away from him!
    This are appraisal f**ing scammers!
     
  3. SK1990

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  4. lothos

    lothos Active Member VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    agreed, appraisal scam. Buyer can get his own appraisal if he wants one.
     
  5. rockstardomains.com

    rockstardomains.com Account Closed

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    Haha, thanks guys! :bah:

    Could just tell, had that feeling..

    Im pretty sure I am supposed to appraise my own domain that I am selling, hence the buy-it-now price :lol:
     
  6. zapdaddy

    zapdaddy Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Same appraisal scam has been popping up year after year for as long as there has been domains.
     
  7. infmoney

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    Appraisal scam.... We have all received one of these at one time or another. I haven't been bothered with one for a long time though.
     
  8. FPForum

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    LOL..the domain in this guys email is a TM violation itself.

    Yes, total scam.
     
  9. rockstardomains.com

    rockstardomains.com Account Closed

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    I instantly smelt something fishy when he changed currency of the deal from £ to Euros, lowered the valuation himself, and then agreed on the price himself :lol:

    ---------- Post added at 12:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:21 PM ----------

    Add it to your blacklist/ignore guys :sick:
     
  10. wonderfulsites

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    The same guy emailed me lol.

    I mean who would have an email address linux.... I dont know many people named after operating systems...what a scam!

    Sent via Android
     
  11. vckc4ever

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    Appraisal scam, expect you to pay for the appraisal services (whom maybe belongs to his/her buddy).

    If a buyer wants an appraisal, he/she should get the name appraised and pay for him/herself.

    Otherwise, forget about the request.
     
  12. nicolai0208

    nicolai0208 Established Member

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    Oh, I know ... same me ...an email from like that linux.hosting....
    Scam, he say want to buy my domain with $6,000.
    I know him before. So I just say: Ok let's make offer at Sedo.com
    If not want to buy, please don't bother me.
    And he don't say any thing more :)
     
  13. rockstardomains.com

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    Exactly if they are hassling you over email and ever want any extra valuation/proof of price through shabby appraisal sites then you know they are trying to scam you.
     
  14. humbertocarv

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    i got similar mail yesterday will update my conversation soon when i am allowed to post links on here
     
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  15. dnk

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    Have received a similar request from a buyer who was willing to pay a very price for the domain name.
     
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  17. S8Power

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    All I can say is watch out, the same story over here. Their website looks very fancy and builds trust. I noticed the website they referred to was only a few weeks old and therefore I did not trust it.
    They e-mail x domainowners and hope some percentage will go for the appraisal x 150 bucks ....
     
  18. London555

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    This is more than likely a scam. Do not even answer this guys emails UNLESS he/she puts 50% of the money into Escrow.com non refundable. It's not up to you to prove anything re TM etc to this buyer. this has SCAM written all over it. Any questions PM if you need some help. Good luck and remember-don't even answer the emails.
     
  19. Md.Monuruzzaman Milon

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    Thanks a lot today I've got a same email 1st I have trusted this mailed.
     
  20. SES

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    Thank for this guys, I just got an email from one myself.
     
  21. Sepia Marketing

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    Well, I feel I have officially arrived because I just got one of these emails as well. I knew it was bogus but like that I can confirm with these NP posts. Too bad, sure would have loved the 15,000 to 20,000 dollars for my domain!
     
  22. sloansy

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    Just got the email last week for the first time ever...glad this post is here, saved me!
     
  23. DnEbook

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    An oldy but a goodie .........avoid
     
  24. Olayinka Oladele

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    Put it in the trash quickly :)
     
  25. MinnesotaDomains

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    So,Happy this thread was on here!! Just received my first email from this guy
     

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