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Received my 1st offer (fishy) how to proceed?

Located in Domain Beginners started by Mago, Feb 2, 2018.

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  1. Mago

    Mago New Member

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    Past week and being a total noob at this, i boght a domain and added it to some sites for sell (make offer) and asked for appraisal here.
    The site might be worth xxx according to a user who answered and estibot.

    Today i received a direct offer to my email (i didn't set private whois and have been having random spamy emails about seo and design services for the site), from a supposed representant of a Chinese investor.

    The offer is in ETH and converted to USD would be like mid xx, xxx.

    But the email looks very scam.
    The company he mentions is Ivyro Hosting Solutions Inc, and the email
    hepcenter @ivyro-net-kr. info
    Obv. doesn't look as something to trust.

    I tried googling for them but couldnt find something that confirms the scam/spam neither the company.

    So i came here wondering if somebody maybe knows something and could give an advice on how to proceed.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Mahouni

    Mahouni Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This is the certificate scam. Search around about it. Before continuing representing the investor they need you to order a certificate from their place.
     
  3. Mago

    Mago New Member

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    I see. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. TestCase

    TestCase Note: Doesn't play well with others. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Domain Name: IVYRO-NET-KR.INFO
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
    Updated Date: 2018-01-25
    Creation Date: 2018-01-25
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Big tip off that it likely not going to be a legit offer.

    Take a look in the "Scams and Alerts" section. You're likely to find similar examples of this scam and the email you received.
    https://www.namepros.com/forums/warnings-and-alerts.90/

    Any of these look familiar?
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/re...-others-from-a-fake-japanese-company.1050415/
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/another-scam-i-replied-to-this-one.1022406/
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/popular-email-scam-is-baaaack-red-flags.970275/
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/certificate-scam-email-to-buy-my-domains.1038874/
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/email-appraisal-scam.1032025/
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/certificate-scam-from-fake-123-reg-uk-e-mail.881219/

    Welcome to NP and good luck to you!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  5. Mago

    Mago New Member

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    Thanks, didn't occur to me to make a whois search.

    And yeah obv. was a scam, he mentioned the certificate he needed me to buy haha
     
  6. advill99

    advill99 Established Member

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    This is a certified scammer, I had the same email I've check everything from whois to the website. I am also a beginner but still the first time I read it I knew right away that it was just scam.
     

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