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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. FPForum

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    Thanks for the heads up Idees. I will keep a lookout for this guy
     
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  2. Idees

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    No Problem Guys!
     
  3. italiandragon

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    Here there is another member that I would be careful dealing with:

    he`s just been banned at DP and his username there was

    zellomesh

    Despite I made it VERY CLEAR that I don`t accept PayPal , that`s what he wrote me:


    I have my good reasons to refuse PayPal. :music:
     
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  4. -REECE-

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    For anyone who doesn't know:

    Even if the funds clear your bank account, Paypal will still use any means necessary (including sending a collections agency after you) in order to be able to uphold their scammer-friendly Buyer Protection Policy in the event of a "chargeback" or "dispute". Paypal does little in the way to verify and I'm at a serious loss why some domainers still think Paypal is great (until they get scammed).

    World would be so much better and easier if everyone used Moneybookers...
     
  5. italiandragon

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    I just found another thing about zellomesh (which has just joined NP):

    http://www.namepros.com/domains-for-sale-auctions/491152-rzdu-com-1-start-premium-llll.html


    Didn`t he told me just 2 days ago that he did not have a MB account?

    Ok, he may just have opened it but...???

    Another RED FLAG on that member:

    WHOIS RZDU.com

    Administrative Contact:
    Singh, Sunny [email protected]
    na
    Islington Avenue
    Rome, 34252
    Italy
    +92.234234232


    WHOIS ZMBU.com

    Administrative Contact:
    Arvee, veethars [email protected]
    9 Kliensent Street
    Istabnul, New Mexico 34252
    Turkey
    +30.3425234512



    And, on top of all this, he claimed to have ALREADY SOLD ZMBU.com, look:

    http://forums.DigitalPoint/showthread.php?p=8449326#post8449326

    Then check post #23 :

    http://forums.DigitalPoint/showpost.php?p=8440253&postcount=23


    Ok, now I can say it: he`s a scammer, and not even a clever one.

    He`s currently trying to scam lots of people on NamePros.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2008
  6. FPForum

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    Thank you for this! zellomesh was trying to purchase a domain from me the other day. Thank god he never sent the money and I never sent the domain!
     
  7. italiandragon

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    You`re welcome but you know I did warn you for the last time guys as I don`t have anymore time for this and not even for me :(

    I wish you could understand that the scammers will simply use other username and keep trying to do those scams.

    Just quit using PayPal please and you`ll be safe, use MoneyBookers!

    Best regards
     
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    Just joined?

    He joined months ago: http://www.namepros.com/2536124-post16.html
     
  9. italiandragon

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    His username when I checked few hours ago said joined in July 2008.

    Indeed he joined again NP as "zellomesh"
     
  10. Idees

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    Okay, so he created a dupe account.

    Is he banned yet?
     
  11. FPForum

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    Actually, the one I got contact from was:
    zellomesh.com
     
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    WARNING:

    Xandomains (banned member) is Yang Xin from Shanghai and is involved in the fraud of a minimum $12,000 worth short domain names (including ZRU.com).


    He's been banned at both DNF and Namepros, however he has managed to defraud at least 2 domainers by hacking into their eNom accounts (still not sure how he managed to do this).

    If anyone has further information, please let me know. You can do it anonymously by email to reece(at)bqb.com if you'd like.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  14. Meongtae

    Meongtae Established Member

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    dang...you guys are like CSI-NP. Good deal......excellent!!!
     
  15. maxeaus

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    Zellomesh = Mark Taylor ([email protected])
    a.k.a.
    "ManKat"
    "sunny23"
    "Mark.Taylor"
    "Wampu"
    "James Hakim"(hack em!) He tried to scam me today, and now i find out last week too. Tried to sell me Zmbu.com Rzdu.com and two others(as Wampu on Sitepoint), today under (ManKat on sitepoint) hes trying to sell me another NP members domains. It seems hes going to try pull a charge back scam on NP user Randomo, and offload them onto me.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2008
  16. zurpit.com

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    thanks for the heads up :)
     
  17. ddchan

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    If you're buying llll.com on DP, please be aware of new members -whynot- and -master-of-?-.
    The names could be from previous fraud dealings.

    They are selling names at less than $20 a piece, but those names are the same names which are from banned NP members

    Check these threads too.
    http://www.namepros.com/domains-for-sale-auctions/456443-package-of-llll-com-up-sell.html
    http://www.namepros.com/warnings-and-alerts/451269-lookin-for-3-chars-scammer-alert.html

    Username Usergroup Email Join Date Last Login Posts
    randan Account Closed [email protected] 01-18-2008 04-05-2008 12
    web_design20 Account Closed [email protected] 04-05-2008 04-11-2008 3
    Smartdragon Account Closed [email protected] 01-05-2008 01-08-2008 6
    6deal9 Account Closed [email protected] 01-08-2008 01-13-2008 1
     
  18. bgmv

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    A few people have been getting scammed on DNF by user: inbrownstockings and miholdem
     
  19. maxeaus

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    This guy busted today here on NP's, any names here currently missing by anyone?

    RE: Domains for sale‏
    From: Korkusuz Santor ([email protected])
    Sent: Sunday, 17 August 2008 6:37:54 AM
    To: $$$$$$ ([email protected])


    TSHZ.com - Manage.SnapNames.com
    JIVF.com - Manage.SnapNames.com
    XJPJ.com - Manage.SnapNames.com
    QPGZ.com - Manage.SnapNames.com
    QRNP.com - Manage.SnapNames.com
    OZBQ.com - Manage.SnapNames.com
    ZKKZ.NET - Manage.SnapNames.com
     
  20. Malaysia

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    wow thats everybody for keeping us all update in here..!
     
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    I wanna ask something,

    there is somebody now offering me a very good deal for my domains, also he is saying that we will use escrow.com

    I think it is safe then?
    or he can scam me also by escrow.com ?
     
  22. FPForum

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    You cannot be scammed using escrow. They are a third party company that will take the money from him, then take the domain to you..then send the domain to him - and the money to you. Escrow is 100% safe
     
  23. Toldo

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    Then if he offering an extremly high offer and the escrow started then no scamming could happen, right?
     
  24. Len

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    This is incorrect, Escrow.com only handles the transfer of the payment, they do not/cannot force the other party to deliver the domain name.
    I personally would use Sedo for this type of transaction, they are a "true" escrow service whereby they have payment and domains in their control before doing the switch.
     
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    That means, if escrow had the money for 15 days after domain transfer so that he can't take it back, then releasing it to the buyer. no scamming could happen from both of them.
     

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