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WARNING: How to Avoid Domain Scams and Scammers

Located in Warnings and Alerts started by -REECE-, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. Sameh

    Sameh NameMarket.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Even so. It might be "stolen" Paypal account. Be careful.
     
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  2. thks for the warning I'm just trying to gather as much info as possible.
     
  3. Len

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    Here's what I have found out:
    He claims he is based in India, uses the IM: eximprise
    FYI Eximprise Technologies is Delhi-based ( don't know if this guy is somehow a part of this company)
     
  4. He told me he works for Enom? says that he has a bunch of domains with swiss commerce. If he is a scammer he claims he has already purchased 15k worth of domains. YIIIIKES!!!!!
     
  5. Idees

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    D-: Well he's probably not a scammer IMO
     
  6. well thats what I am here to do. Find out whether he is reliable or not. 15k worth of domains and no trader rating plus all of the other red flags. I'm not saying he is a scammer I just wanted some added security because he insists on paypal.
     
  7. Sameh

    Sameh NameMarket.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Ask him to tell you any of the domains he bought.


    BTW, One of the scammers who reported in this thread before was claiming that he bought/buying domains up to 50k+ .. So I don't think it's safe enough because he told you that. IMO
     
  8. Idees

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    Yea I understand, good luck on your possible sale.
     
  9. thanks for your help guys i will keep you updated
     
  10. filter

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    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  11. Idees

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    Excellent find, I wouldn't deal with him at all.
     
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    hard to say exactly what's going on, but would definitely want to know a lot more before doing anything via PayPal, that's for sure!
     
  13. -REECE-

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    If anyone has serious doubts about dealing with someone who they believe to be a potential scammer, I'd recommend pming Namepros Management -- they can do things us normal domainers can't, like IP checks. Funny enough, you wouldn't believe how many scammers are too stupid to use a proxy :)
     
  14. SlimPickins

    SlimPickins Diggin' the Domains... VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    watch out for this person as well! another NP member was kind enough to send me a link to this thread on DP, where i sent a pm and received a list.... OF MY OWN NAMES!! eek!

    http://forums.DigitalPoint/showthread.php?t=866734

    big scam!! these are my names, not any "client" of alexralph!!!

    sp
     
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  15. jehnidiah

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    serge20 has also been contacting me about purchasing a lot of LLLL from me. He's offered to buy from me and, while he seems shady, he's agreed (though not gone through yet) to using escrow.com's premium service. I'll update here if I experience anything worth posting.
     
  16. hey i just dealt with serge good luck I didn't see a cent from him but then again I was pretty weary
     
  17. SlimPickins

    SlimPickins Diggin' the Domains... VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    just a reminder: do NOT BUY NAMES FROM ALEXRALPH on DP!!


    despite my contact with mods there, they refuse to take any action despite my willingness to back up my claim he is a danger to the forum...... i couldn't believe that they are only willing to give infractions for spam pm's, but a case of identity theft is no problem.....

    another member contacted me after i posted in his thread saying alexralph was STILL sending pms offering to sell names that whois shows are mine.... very annoying and frustrating! STEER CLEAR of ALEXRALPH!!!

    denver
     
  18. winson

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    i was the one who was scammed :( asked cc bank to chargeback he is fisher
     
  19. ddchan

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    Give him an -ve itrader, that's the best you can do to alert others on DP.
    It's pitiful that DP mods don't do anything to stop fraud, and I've basically
    left DP because of this attitude.
     
  20. anuj291

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    DP s***ks....
    There Mods have no control over anything... they just know how to give infractions...
    if u check out DP, you will see most of their reputed members are banned... and most of the members remain banned....

    I am speaking from experience... I have got infractions on threads where i had no fault as well...
     
  21. SlimPickins

    SlimPickins Diggin' the Domains... VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    i agree with ddchan, give alexralph negative itrader so its at least a glaring signal to potential buyers... and POST what happened in the thread i opened (to warn people about alexralph) after mods on dp opted not to take my recommendation that he/she is a danger to the safety of the forum and ban the person....

    http://forums.DigitalPoint/showthread.php?t=874340

    sp
     
  22. Idees

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    I'm in the process of completing a transaction with him, in which he contacted me, we'll see what happens but so far as he seems very legit.
     
  23. lets hope he gets enough good trader rating where he can be trusted....good luck
     
  24. Idees

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    Thanks!

    It has been a while since we completed the transaction, so I must say that serge20 is a very reliable and is not a scammer. :)
    I would like to report a suspicious person that I would NOT do business with:

    Mark Taylor ([email protected])
    a.k.a.
    "ManKat"
    "sunny23"
    "Mark.Taylor"

    He does business via email and demands that you push first, or that you push half, and then he send you payment.

    In the entire conversation I had with him, he was acting very suspicious.
     
  25. GreenGambler

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    Yeah, this guy came onto NameChatter.com, and started offering people money for there LLLL.coms. He did seem somewhat suspicious and eager to make a deal via paypal, and he also would not agree to use Escrow.com for a large dollar deal.

    Thanks for the heads up Idees!! Much appreciated.
     

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