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PLEASE BEWARE OF THIS EMAIL SCAM

Labeled as warning in Warnings and Alerts, started by vikki88, Nov 17, 2019

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  1. vikki88

    vikki88 Established Member

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    About me: I am still just a beginner in this industry (around 28 days), so I was not aware of this scam that I'm about to share with you. Some of the experienced domainers are aware about this scam, but I still feel that I should create this thread for the new comers in the industry...

    This started at 15th Nov 2019.

    At 6:35 A.M (IST)

    I received this email below

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    And I was ecstatic, to say the least! Waking up to this email (as you can imagine) was the best feeling for me.
    So after I calming down I sent this
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    And waited, as I was waiting; I was preparing myself for the deal to happen. Since this was my first one (Or that's what I thought)
    After waiting several hours I got this email
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    After reading the email several times I noticed one thing which bothered me, She says her name is "Liza Eung" but her signature says "Elizabeth Eung". At this point I was 60% sure that this email was a scam, but I still kept my hopes up (Silly me).
    As soon as I join her telegram group, I see the previous chat. These domain owners thanking the "Domain Broker" for helping them selling their domains at such high prices. (PS the screenshots are not in order)
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    By that time even the namepros community warned me to check if the email was a scam or not (Which I am really grateful for)

    The domain: bern-law-attorney.info, I decided to check it on ICANN, and found out it was registered on 20/10/2019!!!
    Now I was convinced that this was a scam. And this guy named patrick confirmed it for me that this was a scam.
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    The main aim of the scam is to trick you into getting a certificate so that it does not violate any trademark rules from http://domain-brands.com/start.html.

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    I really hope the new comers see this, learn from this and hopefully don't get scammed. :xf.smile:

    Please read this article --> ARTICLE
     
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  2. gtldomainer

    gtldomainer Top Contributor VIP

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    Its old trick to cheat on new domainers. He tried to scam you and you busted him! great job. (y)(y)
     
  3. Larion

    Larion Established Member

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    once they talk about something like "trademark infringement verification" or "trademark infringement certificate", then it is a scam.


    Anyone can search for trademarks online, there is no need for any kind of "certificate".

    https://www.tmdn.org/tmview/welcome
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
  4. Mark Umansky

    Mark Umansky Established Member

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    Yup! Got the same one a couple weeks back. Gotta keep your head up and not let it deter you!
     

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