This is what led me to NamePros.com. I was doing a research to see if what l was thinking that this is a scam is true. My Verdict: It's a SCAM!!! Here is my experience with this scammer: > -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:05 AM To: *********@*********.com Subject: Offer to purchase ********.com Hello! I represent an investor who is going to buy ******.com for a new online project. Are you still interested in selling? The buyer offers a price in $25,000 - $35,000 range (based on your certified appraisal). Please get back to me and I will help you to finish the deal. Best Regards, Rebecca Schulman Lawyer VPS Hosting 27 rue du Marche Geneva Switzerland > -----Original Message End----- I had the strong feeling this was a scam because the email is not the normal process one will inquire to buy a domain whether you're the buyer or a broker. However, I replied to see what direction this could take - and maybe I might be wrong. Honestly, wanted it to be legit. - I was wishing to be wrong!!! My short simple reply was: /*---------------------------*/ Hello Rebecca - thanks for your email. Yes, I'm selling if the best offer is made. Regards, Samuel McEdwards /*---------------------------*/ And, here the scammer comes..... She (I supposed) replied: -----Original Message----- From: Lawyer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 1:06 PM To: Samuel McEdwards | *******@******.com> Subject: Re: Offer to purchase *******.com The buyer is a professional investor from Israel. My commission is paid by him. The buyer offers a price in $25,000 - $35,000 range (based on your certificate of price). Here is description of the sale process: 1. You send me your appraisal certificate. The certificate must include only 2 things to be accepted by my buyer: - Independent valuation of the market price. Only manual valuations are accepted (no script based appraisals are allowed). If the valuation comes higher, he will increase the price accordingly. My client does not want to risk and doesn't accept services that use scripts. If you are unsure about some service feel free to ask me. - Trademark infringement verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems. He would like this verification to be included in the appraisal report. Some appraisal agencies include the TM verification in their certificates. 2. My client receives your certificate and we start the sale process. He can send the funds direct to you or via an escrow service of his choice. 3. You get the funds from him and transfer your domain to the new owner (my buyer). Here are some references and useful links for you: If you don't have the appraisal certificate please visit this Google Answers archive link http://answersgoogle.org/answers/threadview/id/10936825.htm to read about appraisal agencies that offer the manual service with the TM infringement verification included. It will take only two minutes to order the certificate online. Go to the certificate agency site and submit your domain for the certification. Please let them know you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will help you to get a better valuation. If value of your domain is $1000 or higher, they will send you the payment instructions. If it's not possible, they won't send you the instructions. This way you will not lose anything. It's very convenient and gives you the full protection. Other services charge you upfront even if your domain is not worth spending the appraisal fee, so I don't recommend them. Please ask sellers who used my services in the past for references. They may share their experience with you: Isaac Goldberg office.walla.co.il at gmail.com (replace at with @). Nancy Padgett nancypadgett_treeplan at aol.com (please replace at with @). If you are new to certifications, I can send you step by step instructions how to order the proper certificate. I will also help you during the whole sale process. You will be able to contact me at any time. -----Original Message End----- There is the unpleasant "aroma" of scam everywhere on that reply. Why is the person trying so hard to have me do an appraisal in a certain way? The links clearly shows the conversation is meant to get you to visit only one link even though it appears to be from multiple users - I can tell, it the same user or a single team wanting to make you feel that Google answers thread is legit. Go to swiss-legal.info (the email domain) which redirect to: http://swiss-lawyers.com/, Check the lawyers list at: http://swiss-lawyers.com/en/avocats.html, you'll see only three lawyers listed - none is this person sending this emails. You're a lawyer for VPS Hosting? Which company is that? Address none existed - at least not to my knowledge. Gives a list of sellers who use her service? And the only way to contact them is by email? Why don't they have links to online profiles if they're true domain sellers? Those and more are just too many red flags pointing to scam. I didn't reply - that will be waiting precious time. /*---------------------------------------*/ THE GOOD FROM THIS...? My research on this scammers led me here to NamePro.com. I'm delighted! I look forward to get to know this community. Don't fall for anything money or info related so quickly. Do your due diligent first. No matter how desperate you may be. Research, get all the info you need before making a move. You'll save yourself lots of unnecessary disappointments and pain.