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The appraisal scam....again. -Name Investment Boutique LLC-Brand Domain Name Services

Located in Warnings and Alerts, started by maxeaus, Jul 26, 2011

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  1. maxeaus

    maxeaus VIP Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    My suggestion is that Namepros file a UDRP dispute as hes using your name in bad faith, amongst other illegal things.

    From: "George Petersen" [email protected]

    I'm thinking about 60,000 - 80,000 USD for your domain. What do you think
    about this price range?

    Have you had your domain names evaluated in the past? I mean domain
    appraisals. Without valuation we cannot be sure in the sale price. It's very
    important for me in terms of reselling too. But we must engage a valuation
    company with REAL manual service. So I will only accept valuations from
    independent sources I and my partners trust.

    To avoid mistakes I asked domain experts about reputable appraisal
    companies. Please check this blog with suggestions from other sellers and
    buyers:
    thenamepros.com/Archive/62931485.htm

    Do you sell domain with a web site or just the name?

    Domain without content is ok with me. Web site is not necessary.
    If, for example, the valuation comes higher you can adjust your asking price
    accordingly. It will be fair. I also hope you can give me 12% - 15%
    discount.

    After you send me the valuation via email (usually it takes 1-2 days to
    obtain it) we'll continue our negotiations.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire
    transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Hope we can come to an agreement fast.
     
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  2. bulkdomainz

    bulkdomainz Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    George Petersen's never seen $60k in his life! :) He only wants your $60 appraisal fee! :blink:
     
  3. Archangel

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    Yep, he sent me the below, from the same email address mentioned. I was clued immediately from the part I bold-faced. No serious buyer would use this lol YOU CAN'T SCAM A PRO THAT EASILY.

     
  4. maxeaus

    maxeaus VIP Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I'm still confused as to why namepros.com dont do a UDRP on his thenamepros.com domain?

    Why do you stand by and allow this guy to use the forums good name for his business scam?

    Seriously?
     
  5. Archangel

    Archangel randypendleton.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Answer: $

     
  6. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    UDRP is not for free and there is no monetary compensation for winners.
     
  7. DnEbook

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    law of averages means you can never fully clean the house of undesirables
     
  8. cantrell

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    appraisal scam

    Hello,

    last week I got email from a Marc Lorenz from Brand Name Services LLC. He asked for one of my domains, and then that he needs an appraisal before buying. So I did at one of the suggested appraisal services and sent him back the price. But unfortunately his client is ...
    So I got sceptical and googled him and his company and found this community namepros.com.
    And learned about appraisal scam.
    When I asked SWREG for a refund , I got email from Martin Anderson from certifieddomainvalue.com, that there is no refund and that they did a good job, and citates some pleased Phillip. In this forum one can see this is a frequent answer by Mr. Anderson to anyone who claims a refund.
    I recommend this post to any victim of this fraud:[namepros.com/639974-another-scam-letter-elite-investment-group-5.html#post3865457

    Thanks
     
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  9. theo

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    same old shit again and again :(
     
  10. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If SWREG won't help, request a charge back from your card issuer.
     
  11. nielsencl

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    SWREG has forwarded your email to the appraisal company. You need to contact SWREG directly and explain to them the details and links to this and other threads here. Try that before contacting your credit card company if you have that option. Good Luck!
     
  12. MikeBigg

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    I got one of these emails today regarding a domain I put on SEDO yesterday. - I replid suggesting he take a look at this thread - hi Marc Lorenz!

    Things that made me suspicious:

    1) The impersonal nature of the email - if their software can put a domain name in the subject, surely it can put one in the body of the email.

    2) The company/ name is crap and the company name doesn't match the domain name (there is an s missing). Brand Domain Name Services LLC vs brandnameservice.com.

    3) A professional company wouldn't bypass the safety, on both sides, of SEDO.

    Suspicions raised, a quick google brought me to this thread.

    As I understand the scam, they show interest in your name, but require you to get an appraisal which costs you money. Marc Lorenz is somehow affiliated with the appraisal company or owns it directly, thus getting a cut or all of the domain appraisal fee.

    Cunning. I wonder how many are caught out ... I expect it is quite a few.

    Mike
     
  13. DnEbook

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    Tell him you charge a fee to send a name to appraisal
     
  14. Rick Ace

    Rick Ace Top Contributor VIP

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    LOL. And a fee for reading crap.
     
  15. Kokoro

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    Now he changed his name to Mike Pullman.

    ----------------------------

    From: <[email protected]>
    To: <*******************>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:36 PM
    Subject: re: hydra.in


    > Hello,
    >
    > We are going to purchase your domain name.
    >
    > Our company is in hosting and domain name business.
    >
    > Please email us your desired price in USD or euros for the domain name in the subject line.
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email us your domains with prices.
    >
    > Looking forward to doing business with you.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Mike Pullman
    >
    > President
    >
    > Brand Domain Name Services LLC
    >
    > ========================================================
    > NOTICE - This communication may contain confidential and privileged
    > information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any
    > viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by
    > unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
    > message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message
    > and deleting it from your computer.
    > ========================================================
     
  16. Archangel

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    Notice how copy-cutter the letter is. He didn't even mention the domain he supposedly wanted, referring to it only as "the domain in the subject line." That's a tell-tale sign he's a scammer.

     
  17. DnEbook

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    DOnt forget to let him know his scams are public on a forum
     
  18. namenut

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    Here is the sweet and simple answer.

    "You have my permission to get an appraisal on any of my domain names at any service you choose".



    NN
     
  19. DnEbook

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    Please let us know how we went !
     
  20. Pichichi

    Pichichi Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    thanks for the notice about brandnameservice.com, i've received also an email from them.
     
  21. DnEbook

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    Let him know he is being noticed and reported as a fraud
     
  22. Nathan

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    OMG! Mike Pullman is a little whore
    [email protected]

    He must just be targeting namepro users

    lol.. so much for me thinking I was special
     
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  23. namenut

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    LOL .... what makes you say a "little" whore? He could be a big one ....no?
     
  24. Dandush

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    he changed his name again!
    just received this:

    Hello,

    We are going to purchase your domain name.

    Our company is in hosting and domain name business.

    Please email us your desired price in USD or euros for the domain name in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email us your domains with prices.

    Looking forward to doing business with you.

    Regards,

    Andy Muller

    President

    Brand Domain Name Services LLC
     
  25. mohammat

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    I received this email right now while posting my domain yesterday night on sedo:


    Please spread this information to prevent this people to continue their scam, there are people out there who believe in this crap, me personally, firstly believed in it, I was really happy about getting a suggestion from someone interested in my domain, I was like "wow this just started a few ours ago and now someones interested" but as always, I first checked the company name in google and here I am...
     

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