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Scam Email.

Located in Reviews, started by jamaltq, Aug 25, 2020

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  1. jamaltq

    jamaltq Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hello guys
    I have received the following scam email today.
    They are using the name of a well known company.

    Hello!

    Thank you for responding! We could not contact you earlier because GoDaddy verifies the legitimacy of every offer/bid on their domains. Finally, we've passed their verification )

    My name is Elisa Finkelman. I work as a broker of International clients in a hosting company - Vangus Ltd. from Israel. I will help you to finish the sale.

    I am reaching out to you on behalf of a buyer from Tel Aviv. Your buyer is a company from Israel. Your domain will be used to generate traffic to their new mutli-million dollar web project so they offer a good price. Commission of our company is 6%. It's paid when you get the money.

    They will pay you via the Escrow.com or Swiss Escrow service. You can be paid via wire, Paypal, check or any other method you prefer.

    The buyer offers $60,000 usd.

    Do you have a certificate? It's required by their bank.

    The final sale price will depend on the certificate ($60,000 minimum - if it comes higher they will pay more).

    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 certification includes the following:

    1. Independent valuation of the market price. It will show your domain name is not overpriced. On the other hand if the valuation comes higher, he will increase the price accordingly. In the domain name industry, there are many appraisal tools that people use to estimate the value of a domain name. My client does not want to risk and doesn't accept services that use scripts. If you are unsure about some service feel free to ask me.

    2. TM and law compliance verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems. He would like this verification to be included in the appraisal report. It's not a problem because some companies include the TM verification for free.

    3. Copy in Hebrew.

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the certificate agency site and order a certificate. Just submit your domains and let them know you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will help you to get a better valuation.

    If your domain is worth at least $10000, they will send you the payment instructions. If it's not possible, they won't send you the instructions. This way you will not lose anything. It's very convenient and gives you the full protection. Other services charge you upfront even if your domain is not worth spending the appraisal fee, so I don't recommend them.

    2. Send the certificate to me and we will start the sale process. As soon as the buyer receives your certificate they will buy your domain.

    If you are new to the certification process, I can help you with the step by step instructions.

    To read the review you must have Telegram Messenger installed on your smartphone. To communicate with me online please use Telegram messenger. Here is the invitation link to our Domain Sale Group: https://t.me/godaddysales

    Add me (@ElisaAttorney) to your contacts and we will be able to chat in Telegram. If you don't have Telegram you may install it on your smartphone from Google Play or AppStore.

    One of my sellers already sold to this buyer from Tel Aviv. You may read his review at https://t.me/godaddysales/1754 Feel free to contact him.

    Please respond ASAP. No risk for you to proceed since this is a certified by GoDaddy domain offer with full proof of funds. If you send the certificate the buyer will have to pay you the same day.

    Elisa Finkelman

    Vice President

    Investor Relations

    Vangus Ltd.

    Aba Hillel Silver St 99

    Haifa 3269514

    Israel
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2020
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  2. thedomainpromoter

    thedomainpromoter Established Member

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    I have seen so many of these its ridiculous. They use the same exact format. I came across one from South Korea and literally the same. It's laughable they don't even try to look legit.
     
  3. koolishman

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  4. jamaltq

    jamaltq Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thank you guys for sharing.
    I have created this thread just to warn the newbies.
     
  5. 7363824

    7363824 Restricted (Market)

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    Actually I read an interesting article about scam emails that basically said they purposefully sound over the top ridicoulous so the only replies will be from someone gullible enough to fall for the scam instead of waste their time.
     
  6. koolishman

    koolishman Top Contributor VIP

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    Possible.

    Winnie Mandela offered me close to 1 billion USD after death of Nelson Mandela.
     
  7. Toptrade

    Toptrade Established Member

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    How does godaddy get involve though?
     
  8. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    The oldest scam in the book.
     
  9. zomainhacks

    zomainhacks Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Received a very similar mail by the same sender last week
     
  10. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    DEAD; lost it around this part 🤣
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2020
  11. 7363824

    7363824 Restricted (Market)

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    My response is always:

    (nevermind it is my company so I set company policy....)

    Strangely they never take me up on the offer to deduct the cost if they get it themselves....weird....LOL

    Maybe I should try something else, like making up a certificate from my own fake company and trying to use that instead to waste their time.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2020
  12. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    i got email from Gaddafi’s granddaughter 😂
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2020
  13. zomainhacks

    zomainhacks Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Probably they operate from Pakistan. The only visit I had from Pakistan on that domain was the day I received their email.
     
  14. Daniel Owens

    Daniel Owens Restricted (Chatroom) Gold Account

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    Yeah a legit buyer would either pay for his own appraisal or let you reduce his winning offer by the amount the cert costs. This is oldest scam in the book buy a cert to get a sale makes no sense but I'm sure it works on 2% of domainers it is very shady and the people doing that should go to jail, those emails are fraud.
     
  15. Paltzar

    Paltzar Hardware.company VIP

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    the same to me be careful
     
  16. Paltzar

    Paltzar Hardware.company VIP

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    he talk to me on facebook this Elisa was send email to me to sell domain in the website in screen
    he work hard this days to scam anyone
     
  17. Aasma

    Aasma New Member

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    I received same but I feel strange when Godaddy send me email that the buyer is verified and provide proof of funds as well,
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2020

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