I got Offer but Scam !

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  1. Peacemann

    Peacemann Established Member

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    I got an email from someone from japan who wants to buy my domain . I got excited and then I asked about details about his offer then he suggest me to pay a few hundred bucks to a appraisal company to verify domain value. Then they forward me to a fake google website as a reference. Please be beware of this scammers :(

    **First e-mail:

    " Hello!

    I represent a buyer from Kagoshima who wants to buy switzerlandtime . com for a new web project.

    Is your domain still available for acquisition?

    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,

    Miyuki Takizawa

    Vice President

    ONAMAE Cloud Hosting

    Tokyo

    Japan


    Phone: +816715482704 "



    **Second e-mail:
    "
    Commission of our company is only 5%. It's paid by the buyer.

    He will send you money via Authorize Net Escrow. They support Japanese buyers and may release the funds to you via Paypal, wire, check, Payeer, Advanced Cash and Western Union.

    The buyer offers a price in $15,000 - $30,000 range.

    Do you have an appraisal certificate with trademark infringement verification included? It's required by the buyer and his bank.

    The final sale price will depend on the appraised value of your domain made by an independent agency.

    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. It also must be a third party independent agency (not your broker our auction site) and must be accepted by his bank. The appraisal agency must support a copy of this appraisal in Japanese upon request. The appraisal certificate must include the trademark infringement verification. My client must be sure your domain has no TM problems. The appraisal certificate must be up to date (issued during last 30 days).

    You can read about certification agencies at Google Answers: tinyurl . com/yd6o7ltb (I've made a short form of the long Google Answers link in TinyURL. “Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the certificate agency site and order the certificate. The service recommended at Google Answers is accepted by the buyer's bank (they support Japanese and English languages). It guarantees us a smooth and fast transaction. They also provide full money back guarantee so it's absolutely safe for you.

    Please specify in the comment field you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will increase the final appraised value.

    2. Send the certificate to me and we will start the sale process the same day. He will pay you the appraised value stated in your certificate.

    If you are new to the certification process, I can help you with the step by step instructions how to order a proper certificate online. "
     
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  2. ben pedri

    ben pedri Active Member VIP

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    sometimes you should not just come to conclusions ,in fact I just got an email from a prince in Africa ,that wants to send me 400k
    ,get those domains ready. I will be buying:happy:
     
  3. biggie

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    "professional investor" always a good place to stop reading
     
  5. ch_dom

    ch_dom Business Member Business Account

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    I always reply back with a counter offer in the millions, just to see the reaction
     
  6. stewmath

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    I wish i would even receive these scam offers just so i could do this, but ive never actually received them. Lol
     
  7. gilescoley

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

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    I get a couple of these a month..Just delete them..
     
  8. EmotiveDomains

    EmotiveDomains Active Member VIP

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    There must be dozens of threads here about these emails by now. Don't waste your time, simply delete and move on.
     
  9. TSB

    TSB Business Member Business Account

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    It's a scam. Most of the domainers know about it. Just ignore it.
     
  10. MR Harrist

    MR Harrist Established Member

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    usually I will reply the email with " let me guess, you noobs right ?
    after that no more email like that in my inbox:)
     
  11. ikhub

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    The widow of Gaddafi is after me to share her inherited fortune :xf.wink:
    Guess what, once I get that, I will buy all 2L & 3L dot coms.
    @Peacemann hold the domains till I get the funds in my bank. But they need a few hundred bucks to get the billion dollars funds cleared. If you can help me with just a few hundred dollars for now, I can buy all your present and future domains at premium prices :singing::whistle:
     
  12. rhakim

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    Those emails are scams by asking to use there appraisal services. Once you pay the appraisal, no follow ups will happen, and you loose the appraisal cost.
     
  13. drpco

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    I just got an identical email from “[email protected]”. Here’s how I replied:

    “Great! The price for that domain is US$10,550,000. Send me the wiring instructions from your buyer. I also have APPRAISALSCAM.COM if you’re interested.”
     
  14. drpco

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    Clearly an automated system, because my cheeky reply got the same long-winded response as @Peacemann. Fun while it lasted!
     
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  15. johnn

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    I just tell them that my wife is a certified appraiser. She knows and can appraise everything so there is no need for appraisal service.

    If they insist for an outside appraisal then ask them to send you the money for appraisal fees. You will reimburse when they buy the name.
     
  16. xynames

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    I haven't received any fake offers but I get lowballs all the time. I receive more than a few thousand dollar offers every week, and more than I can count 100-500 offers, all for domains that are worth far more.
     
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  17. Kate

    Kate Thinking inside the Box™ VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  18. Bonsu

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    Tell me about it
     
  19. Omar Negron

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  20. Yura Pola

    Yura Pola Account Closed

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    It is not a new scam. I very often get s6ch these emails
     
  21. ben pedri

    ben pedri Active Member VIP

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    :xf.eek:
    Hey bonsu still never got my wire transfer do you know the prince i sent him all my info.
     
  22. Bonsu

    Bonsu Established Member

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    What would be my commission
     
  23. Peacemann

    Peacemann Established Member

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    I haven't got any more response from my scammer :happy::joyful:
     

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