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Certificate scam from fake 123 Reg Uk e-mail

Located in Warnings and Alerts, started by Vebster, Sep 23, 2015

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  1. Vebster

    Vebster Established Member

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    Since I can't post in the alert section I wanna warn you, that I received this scam from this Email

    info(at)123-reg-co-uk.info

    After i asked for an offer:

    This is not the full mail, but you should know where this is going ;)
     
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  2. Omar Negron

    Omar Negron Top Contributor VIP

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    Received this also.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    -Omar
     
  3. namesquare

    namesquare Domain Paradox VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. bludex

    bludex Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Received this as well just today, from [email protected]

    In a second email he cites a big offer and he's demanding (needed "for accounting/tax purposes") a certificate and indirectly suggesting a service from a site with a domain created on September 24th 2015. On that site they claim to have sold around 60k domains with an average sale price of $18k.
     
  5. Goncalo

    Goncalo Cardboard Domains

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    Thanks for the heads-up!
    I found it very suspicious that being a registrar they would opt for a .info recent (2015/09/10) domain for email accounts.
     
  6. Gianlu

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    Received one similar today from this address: [email protected]

    but "my" vice president has a different name :laugh:
     
  7. james haw

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    You can tell by looking at the domain (after the "@") that this is a cheapy made up domain that someone like 123Reg wouldn't bother with:
    info(at)123-reg-co-uk.info


    123Reg wouldn't have loads of hyphens and a dot info TLD:
    123-reg-co-uk.info
    ;)
     
  8. little_alan

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  9. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Same email, same appraisal scam, different name, different email addy:

    "Hello!

    I represent a professional investor from Scotland who wants to buy (my domain).com for a new project.

    I located your contact information in a domain name whois lookup and understand that you own the domain name.

    Are you still interested in selling?

    If you have more names I can help you to sell them.

    Best Regards,

    Walter Dawson

    Customer Support

    Domain Names Department

    1and1 UK"

    His email addy was [email protected]
    That .info domain forwards to 1and1 (dot co dot uk), to make it look legit and like he's a real domain broker with a large company. Have fun kiddies, hope he didn't fool any of you out of your cash.
     
  10. Yong1

    Yong1 Established Member

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    There should be some penalty or something for these scams. Its really annoying how you get that rush and thrill that somebody likes your domain and 2 minutes later... you realize that its a scam... oh well...:(

    Do others still constantly get those requests by people to build out your domain as its so good?? Its the same emails each time but from different people.

    Regardless, do others still get emails from "Domain Service" that their name is about to expire and pls come and renew it by them..even though it was never registered with them...
     
  11. dexdn

    dexdn dudedn.com VIP Gold Account

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    Hello!

    I represent a professional investor from Scotland who wants to buy xxxxxxx for a new project.

    I located your contact information in a domain name whois lookup and understand that you own the domain name.

    Are you still interested in selling?

    If you have more names I can help you to sell them.

    Best Regards,

    Walter Dawson

    Customer Support

    Domain Names Department

    1and1 UK


    Got one :)
     
  12. Bannen

    Bannen Don't say Huh? too much; pretend you understand. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, and yes.
    I constantly receive spammy emails saying they will help build my site, or make it better, or optimize it better, or whatever.

    And I constantly receive emails from "domain service" giving me a friendly warning that my domain is about to expire and I can transfer it easily over to them for renewal. For the wonderful price of only $75 per year renewal. Funny (or rather, annoying) thing is that those emails come at any time and have nothing to do with the actual expiry date of my domain... I'll receive one of those 'expiring soon' emails from them even when there's ten months left to go on my reg; also, they will send me those emails for domains I have sold or let drop YEARS AGO. They obviously add to a database but do nothing to update it or keep it accurate with current whois info.

    A rather annoying fact is that so many of them troll here at Namepros looking for their meat. I've regged domains for years, but it's been years since I received an appraisal scam, and a 'I'll help with your site' spam, both immediately after registering a domain. And it's been years since I posted one of my new regs in the 'your reg of the day' thread. On a whim - because I forgot that I receive such a sudden increase in spam/scams whenever I post a new reg on that thread - I mentioned my new reg there a couple days ago, and BAM, immediately I receive my first appraisal scam email in about five years, and immediately an offer to help build a website for that domain. They nibble fast, those rats :) But it reminded me why I stopped posting new regs here. Too bad.
     
  13. scithe

    scithe Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I just got one of those now and Google'd to see if they were legit. I saw the .info in the name but didn't copy paste, so I typed it into Google and I was like "wow, this is a real webhost with an alexa rank too!" but then I double checked the e-mail addy because I was wondering why a company set up with Sedo's premium would bother me and not even take the time to haggle in the offer.
     
  14. Libert

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    here is another fake email that they use:

    info(at)hostgator-web-host.info
     
  15. FPForum

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    Maybe all of us should start messing with these people. We'd keep them very busy for nothing in the end, lol.
     
  16. Chilum

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    Just got one of those too :guilty:

    Thought I was going to get rich... Till I read this thread.

    Thank you guys.
     
  17. RTM

    RTM Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Received same just this afternoon... "professional investor" in Canada

    Lol
     
  18. Stanido

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    dubia in mine lol
     
  19. Padmanabh Daga

    Padmanabh Daga New Member

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    Hello,

    New email is [email protected] co

    Email is completely messed up. Can we together take steps to bring the real person down?

    I almost lost $450 in this process. They redirect us to Domain-analysis.com
    Please be wary.

    Also, I have many one word domains. What can I do to sell them? I want good sales.




    Please confirm if this is a scam?

    Canadian investor, $15,000. etc.


    Do I have any other good ways of selling?
    Also, do you feel I should hold-
    1) .com domains for a few years for increase in price.
    2) .io domains so it increases in value as premium .io domains go for only $1,000 or $2,000 maximum (on marketplaces).



    Thanks
     
  20. RTM

    RTM Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Almost certainly. If you really want to respond (then you'll trigger an interest flag which will have you targetted even more) than simply point them to your domain listing on Sedo, Afternic, etc. No direct sales, no direct discussion.

    I would just ignore it.
     
  21. CakeCode

    CakeCode Top Contributor VIP

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    Just got a similiar mail


    [email protected]
    <[email protected]> Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 8:38 PM
    To: [email protected]

    Hello!

    I represent an investor from Canada who wants to buy trollific.com for a new online project.

    The buyer is a professional investor.

    I located your contact information in a domain name whois lookup and understand that you own the domain name.

    Are you still interested in selling?

    I help clients of our hosting company to buy and sell intellectual properties.

    If you have more names I can help you to sell them.

    Best Regards,

    Miya Ravinski

    Domain Name Broker




    Hell with these scammers
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
  22. CakeCode

    CakeCode Top Contributor VIP

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    and this is my reply

    Hi Miya,

    Thanks for writing,

    I guess you are a legit broker, coz I got some similar spammy mails
    earlier with the same content and later when I proposed the offer they
    asked me to get an appraisal from a site, which I haven't heard of.

    So if you are legit and wanna broker this domain, it has to go through
    ESCROW.com and my price for this domain is $82,000.

    Please let me know your take.

    Regards,
    Cake Code
     
  23. Ollie3000

    Ollie3000 Top Contributor VIP

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    assuming this one is fake too.....?

    Hello!

    I represent a buyer from Oxford (England) who wants to purchase v**z.com for a new web project.

    He can make you a really good offer.

    Please get back to me if you are still interested in selling.

    If you have more names please email me the list. I will offer your names to our investors.

    Best regards,

    Sophie Steele

    Vice President

    Investor Relations

    1 2 3 R E G UK Hosting

    Uxbridge

    UK

    1 2 3 - r e g . c o . u k

    The senders email actually resolves at 123reg so they must be getting better at this now. Haven't replied as yet
     
  24. Mary Goldman

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  25. Mary Goldman

    Mary Goldman New Member

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    HI Everyone,

    I just got an extremely similar email from a "broker" named "Satoka Tagawai" claiming to be in Japan. He uses an email address that looks like it belongs to a Japanese hosting company called Conoha. I looked up the appraiser he suggested and the website came up on a scam alert on the site, Scam Detector, which showed it was only three months old and located in Germany. It seems the idea is that they get you to pay $99 to this phony appraisal site, then drop the offer.
     

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