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GoDaddy spoof phishing scam to verify WhoIs verification

Labeled as warning in Warnings and Alerts started by xynames, May 7, 2019.

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  1. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    When viewed in Outlook you may see that the return address is NOT from @godaddy.com , but when viewed on a web browser or other mail program, it looks pretty authentic.

    But, whenever you receive any email that is not addressed to your name ("Dear Registrant"), you know it is suspect (which is not to say that scammers aren't able to phish your name and address you by it...sometimes they do!):
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    Last edited: May 7, 2019
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  2. dande

    dande Premium Domain Names VIP

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    I am always suspicion whenever I receive emails that I am not expecting, no matter who's sending it. Once I open it and the message did not add up, it's straight to the trash.
     
  3. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    The trick is to never click a link.

    If I were to receive that email I would open a new tab, log in to godaddy and see if there was any communication there. Same goes for paypal or your financial institution.

    If an email looks authentic, open a new tab, check the corresponding site for any communications.

    The number one rule.... PLEASE don't click on a link.

    Most of the higher security sites will now mention this when they send you an email, they will no longer provide a link and will instead tell you to visit the site and to login to your account.
     
  4. alcy

    alcy Top Member VIP

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    you mean you are expecting all your domain inquiry emails? ;)
     
  5. alcy

    alcy Top Member VIP

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    the email address always gives those pathetic dumb suckers away

    just look at that and u don't even have to read the rest.
     
  6. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    Of course, but recently all of my GoDaddy WhoIs verification emails did not show up in my GD control panel, not at all,
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/ho...ication-recertification.1123668/#post-7200727
    and yet every WhoIs verification email was authentic:
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  7. John Hardley

    John Hardley Established Member

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    One such email, implying to be from GoDaddy, is as of now making the rounds. not overlook all messages from your recorder about confirming your whois data. they won't almost certainly sidestep the two factor validation.
     

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