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jackgan

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I'm not sure if this section is best for topic like this so please advice if it should be in another section.

I believe I should bring this up and remind everyone on namePros when dealing with anyone here, even if the user are VIPed.

I recently came upon this thread promoting free domain giveaway from a VIPed user. The instruction was:
- Join the website
- Create and share your website's username
- Claim your free domain
- Provide your sav email
- Free domain transfer completed
Note: 1 domain per user

I then follow the instruction as required and received a reply in thread from him that my claimed domain had been transferred to my Sav.com account.

However, I waited for 1 day yet nothing shows up on my Sav.com account. So I reached out to him and try to figure out what went wrong. But then he starts to imply this new requirement that added to the instruction later on. And for me to be consider eligible, I have to fill up more details to my account on his website, including profile pictures.

And what's worst, he validates all your info between namePros and his website to determine if that is your real info such as:
- Your namePros username
- Your username on his website
- Your first and last name
- Your email
- Your IP
- Your profile picture
- Your cover photo

I understand that every server tracks all these and with admin rights you can have access to everything the user provided. But this is a big red flag to me because I never see any online service, especially a new service like this, trying so hard to prove you are real. Now imaging the details you fill in is your real life info and is now managed by someone like this. And don't expect them to comply whatever T&C or policy they have you agreed on.

So guys, please be extra careful when dealing with something like this and don't always trust anyone just because you see they have premium or VIP status. Because they can always renege their words or promise just like that. And if you believe you have signup for something like this somewhere, I would strongly advise to delete your account if possible, or edit out all your real life info until you fully trust that website again.

Feel free to DM me if you want to know more about my encounter and what I have in hand to backup my story.

(I have yet received my claimed domain on my Sav.com account and my new website account has been deleted and not able to access anymore)
 
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jhm

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Having VIP means nothing, in reality. I'm VIP, but only due to my activity / whatever. Better to judge someone by their content, the value they create, their opinions, the way they present themselves / likability factor, than any meaningless badge
 

karmaco

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If it happened here—Report it to the mods. Other than that, you as a brand new member unknown person claiming a free domain maybe thats why he asked for more info.

I disagree that VIP means nothing. However as far as transactions the feedback score is good to check.
 
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branding

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If it happened here—Report it to the mods. Other than that, you as a brand new member unknown person claiming a free domain maybe thats why he asked for more info.

I disagree that VIP means nothing. However as far as transactions the feedback score is good to check.

It's probably another rookie attempt to get users to join. Seen this one advertised here.

Probably a social network or forum wannabe project.

People should really be careful signing up at 'these wannabe' service. Not saying this is the case here but they could use your data for nefarious things. And if they do have best intentions, it's just a matter of time till they get hacked without them even being aware. They are easy targets. If you give them your real info, + photo + whois info + possible leaked password... You can probably fill in the blanks :)
 

inforg

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except when u have wife u get free services
You must not be married. That is the most expensive service you will ever get 😆
 
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