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"Certificate" scam email to buy my domains!

Labeled as information in Warnings and Alerts, started by Avtar629, Sep 2, 2017

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  1. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

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    Long story short. here's the email that was sent to me! Gotta admit! I did reply.

    First Email: (check out the sending email address!!!)

    From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
    To: [email protected]
    Sent: Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:09 AM
    Subject: Offer for purchase of zoxcoin.com

    Hello!
    I represent a buyer from Sendai (Japan) who wants to buy zoxcoin.com for a new web startup.
    I help our regular customers to buy names on the market.
    The buyer is a professional investor with a good budget.
    I located your contact information via whois search.
    If you have more names please email me the list.
    Best Regards,
    Satchiko Nakamoto
    Vice President
    GMOCloud Hosting Japan
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Web: gmocloud.jp



    Second email after I replied.


    If you also own .net and .org domains he will buy them. If not he will buy one domain.

    Commission of our company is only 5%. It's paid by the buyer.

    He will send you money via an escrow service. It will be secure for you and us. They may release the funds to you via Paypal, wire, check, Payeer, Advanced Cash and bitcoins.

    The buyer offers a price in $25,000 - $35,000 range.

    Do you have a certificate? It's required by his bank.

    The final sale price will depend on the certificate. He will pay you 80% of the appraised value in your certificate (he needs 20% as a room for making a profit).

    If you don't have the certificate it's not a problem. You can order it online.

    Please note he cannot accept it from any agency. He needs a manual service and it must be accepted by his bank. Otherwise he won't be able to issue the payment.

    The certificate must include two things to be accepted by my client and his bank:

    1. Independent manual valuation of the market price (appraisal made by industry experts manually without bots and scripts).

    2. Trademark infringement verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems.

    You can read about certification agencies at Google Answers: http://no_url_shorteners/y9ememxu (I've made a short form of the long Google Answers link in TinyURL. “Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    Let me explain the process step by step.

    1. You submit your domain for certification. Please specify in the comment filed you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will increase the final appraised value. It's free to submit your domains for a review. You pay only if they guarantee appraisal in $XX,XXX range and higher. Other services charge you upfront even if your domain is not worth spending the appraisal fee.

    2. If they approve your domain (if it's worth at least $10,000) they will send you payment instructions.

    3. You pay for the certificate and get it via email within several hours.

    4. You send it to me and we proceed with the sale.



    Pretty slick right! so be careful friends!
     
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  2. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Its the all too common appraisal scam...just delete it

    The most obvious clue as well is "my client has a good budget" Why would you tell someone this if buying a name from them??
     
  3. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

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    It's my first. well the first that made me open AND respond like an idiot.
     
  4. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Contributor VIP

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    Common scam..

    "If you have more names please email me the list." - This line is meant to seal the deal. It makes them look serious and plays to our thirst for money. It's the "you hit the jackpot", line.

    Soon you'll be able to smell these scams miles away.
     
  5. Gray Wolf

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  6. accent

    accent Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No question, the first email deserves a response, despite the "my client has a good budget" bit. A buyer's broker sometimes gets paid more the higher the sale price. So it could be a real broker.

    Once they ask for upfront money it is a sure scam.

    This effort is remarkable though -- it has a lot of detail with no spelling or language errors that I noticed. Some thinking went into this. Thanks for posting.
     
  7. Slanted

    Slanted VIP Member VIP ICA Member

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    No real broker or buyer will EVER ask the seller to pay for appraisals or certificates.

    Period.

    Buyers pay. Sellers GET paid.

    If the buyer wants extra stuff – for instance escrow – then the extra fees are deducted from what the buyer pays the seller. As the seller, you don't spend a penny.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017
  8. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

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    Sent. F*ck off you tw*t!(y)
     
  9. IMEZI

    IMEZI Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    it's an old MO since 4 or 5 years ago, people with GREED will always loose their money LOL
     
  10. mayazir

    mayazir VirtualNameMarket.com VIP

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    i usually respond this sort of mails.
    i have some long text with 10-15 not very related questions.
    for me it is just 30 seconds for copy-paste.
    i like them dedicate me some of thier time answering.... :)
     
  11. sivadomains

    sivadomains Top Contributor VIP

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    I to received one month back.
    domian scam.JPG
    After one more day
    domain scam2.JPG
     
  12. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    old scam
    im sure they catch a good few
    it all boils down to this:
    if someone wants your domain, they pay u
    the moment u have to pay something... and first... click spam.
     
  13. Jason Baudendistel

    Jason Baudendistel CEO Wibbets Inc

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    So I received a similar offer through GoDaddy, I don't have the 350 so maybe that's a good thing. I countered by offering to take 1k off sales price if they pay for certification. The positive is if it is a scam that will likely make them ghost me.
     
  14. Jason Baudendistel

    Jason Baudendistel CEO Wibbets Inc

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    Sucks if it is 50k to some is TP but that amount of money would literally be life changing.
     
  15. CraigD

    CraigD 360promo.com VIP

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    I see a trend here;

    A similar scam in other thread - the trend being name dash countrycode.info
     

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