GoDaddy scam e-mail?

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  1. kite26

    kite26 Supportive Member NamePros Supporter VIP

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    Hello NP community. Yesterday, i got an e-mail which was stating that it was sent by Godaddy. I didn't open any link, because i want to ask you first. I believe that is scam e-mail and i moved it to my junk folder.
    The sender's e-mail was [email protected], i have not seen again this e-mail address.It was asking to update my details because ICANN requires it.Strangely, it was including my name and my GD customer number. Do you know what it's going on?
     
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    Did you look in the envelope to see where the email had come from?
     
  3. kite26

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    What is ''envelope''?
     
  4. Kuffy

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    The "envelope" is the wrapper round the message that contains lots of information. The address ( including IP ) that sent the mail, the return address, where it went and how it got there. and loads of other stuff. It would probably be useful to have a list of utilities for checking and controlling spam and messages that appear to be spam.

    I've just registered Vet Spam.com , and if I get a chance, I'll put some info and examples on the site. Here is a mail address that I will analyse to see what spam comes from the mail harvesters that read this forum.

    [email protected]

    I'll use Thunderbird to handle the mail boxes.

    In your case, I think it unlikely that the mail came from GD, but if you want to check, then don't click on the email address, they may be trying to get your password etc. Enter the GoDaddy url into your browser, and have a look at your GD account. It would be best to do this on a second machine in case you have a trojan on that one.
     
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  5. kite26

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    I found an old thread by @biggie in which he was reporting the same e-mail address.
    The old thread is here
     
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  6. jagankvel

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    yes i just received like this message from [email protected] and i just clicked nothing update, i dont know whether its scam or not..?
     
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    yearly twice i received like this message,
     
  9. Kuffy

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    You should never click on links in emails. If you want to go to the site, cut and paste the link into your browser.
     
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    Now you know this e-mail. Take care all and report these e-mails.
     
  11. cloudguy

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    I also received it, the email clearly states my name, customer number and it's signed by GoDaddy so I don't think it's a scam.
     
  12. kite26

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    Yes, it is the reason i created this thread. We need someone to clarify it and be sure 100%.
     
  13. jagankvel

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    i have copied that link and verified its directly redirected to godaddy accounts page, so no worry about that.
     
  14. Kuffy

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    Are you sure it isn't a cloned page. This is a fairly old scam to steal names. Have you checked the IP of the target page?
     
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    i didnt check ip address, lets wait others suggestion,
     
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    Yesterday I received a similar email for a domain registered with Uniregistry.
    I didn't click any links but opening up the source I verified that all links included in the email directed to godaddy (I achieved that by copy/pasting the full domain names, ie. including the subdomains but without anything after the slash '/')

    What I did after was to contact the support at Uni and requested their opinion which was to just ignore the email since -the email- wasn't a result from some action I did nor I expected one from GoDaddy for my domain.

    I have absolutely no idea what the senders' gain is by sending those emails. It's definitely fishy but what is the purpose? Do they check if the email behind the domain is 'alive' maybe?
     
  18. Kuffy

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    Here is an example of a spam item from one of the seo spammers. It's in text form, so the message won't display as intended, but it shows the details of the sender.

    http://vetspam.com/examples/seospam.txt
     
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    I recived one as well with name and customer number and I think it`s legit - Maybe @joe styler can corfirm it?
     
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  20. kite26

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    It would be the best. It includes customer number, the name, and the domain names, but it looks so....spammy.
     
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    I have previously received spam mail which pretended that they came from GD, but never some with both my name and customer number in it.
     
  22. kite26

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    Exactly. Same to me too. That's the reason of this thread.
     
  23. Kuffy

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    So has anybody checked the source domain in the envelope yet?
     
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  25. Kuffy

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    That sounds like a simple spoofed email.
     

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