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WARNING: How to Avoid Domain Scams and Scammers

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

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  1. dmi

    dmi Active Member VIP

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    Yeah, I understand that. It's my fault, no doubt.
     
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  2. ddchan

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    Thanks for report.
    It seems the guy is now banned at DP, which is unusual cos DP never ban scammers.
    Could be a hacked DP account?
     
  3. -REECE-

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    krx Business Member Business Account VIP

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    This just in from paypal...

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    PayPal

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    Hello krx,

    We've made some fantastic improvements to our Seller Protection
    policy on eBay and wanted to share the good news. It's now
    easier than ever to be covered against item-not-received and
    item-significantly-not-as described claims, chargebacks, and
    reversals. Additional highlights include:

    - No annual coverage limit - Every eligible claim is covered at no
    additional cost to you.

    - International sales coverage - Go ahead, sell worldwide. Seller
    Protection extends to purchases made by buyers in 190 countries.

    - Ship to unconfirmed addresses for eBay sales - Now you can ship
    to any address and eligible sales are covered.

    There's nothing you need to do. These improvements apply to
    all eBay sellers in the U.S. and are effective immediately.
    For details, see our complete terms and conditions at:
    http://email1.paypal.com/u.d?h4GtunwlgAyqvp_QgnV2P=1810

    Learn More
    http://email1.paypal.com/u.d?gYGtunwlgAyqvp_QgnV18=1780


    Anyone know if this provides any *real* protection against fraudulent chargebacks?
     
  5. -REECE-

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    Sounds like it only applies to sales conducted through eBay. It also still seems like it only covers shipped "non-digital" goods.

     
  6. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ 2017, Delhi PRO Business Account VIP

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    krx Business Member Business Account VIP

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    Too bad. Doesn't sound like that will help much. :td:

    Thanks for the heads-up Jay.

    I don't frequent DP much ... sounds like it is scam haven over there. What's up with that?
     
  8. -REECE-

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    I've heard they make little to no effort to ban members even when it's obvious that members are scamming people. I guess all the scammers tell their scammer friends to come over and have a free lunch on the unsuspecting honest members.

     
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    hey, thanx for the tips..

    surely needed those tips..
     
  11. dmi

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    The big problem with pretty much all the big web-based email platforms is that the sheer number of people using them encourages hackers to look for vulnerabilities to exploit.

    I've heard enough vulnerabilities about all 3 (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail), that I really wouldn't recommend using any of the 3 for important business or domains. I use an ISP based email and have done so for the past 10 years without problems.

    More often than not though, it's not vulnerabilities to blame, it's ignorant people who can't tell a legitimate email from a spoofed one. Easy to copy a web-based email provider's source code, send a spoofed email to an intended recipient, and record their username/password when the log into your "fake Gmail".

     
  13. dmi

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    I just got an email from a "company" called WebnameSolution (infoATwebnamesolution.com). They are offering to sell me a LLLL.com for $200. By the way, I own the same LLLL.net, and it's developed.

    Anyway, I did some research and came to a conclusion that the LLLL.com they're offering in Pending Delete status (they don't actually own the name). There were complaints on other forums from people who got scammed before.

    Beware...
     
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    Thanks for letting us know Samir.

    I was doing some reading the past couple days and came across an article on Cnet discussing the supposed Gmail vulnerability: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10108529-83.html .

    It appears to have been a phishing scam afterall.
     
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    Interesting discussion. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Another scammer that I found on another forum, so watch out for this guy from Romania:

    First Name: Isvanca
    Last Name: Mihai Alexandru
    Address: Oituz 33 bl 33 ap 17
    City: Onesti
    State: Romania
    Zip: 601047

    Phone: 40742727476
     
  20. Comedy-BLog.net

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    Just buy domain names from certified companies and you'll be ok!
     
  21. iridium

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    Its been eight months that the above two names were stolen from me through an illicit transaction.

    What is amazing is that even after contacting various parties at enom and documenting the theft and even thought this was not an isolated case by this thief, the names are just sitting there in the thief's enom account and I have been unable to recover them.

    Ridiculous!
     
  22. willen009

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    the 6sv.com seller is scammers,i bid winning in NP action ,but at this time,he sold via Sedo action,and no reply sh*t!
     
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  24. suneelkumar85

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    Hi

    I posted this here (and paid for a sticky) because it seems like this guy is preying on Namepros members.. With how fast he's targetting them, having merely a post in the Warnings and Alerts section just won't get the word out soon enough...

    Anyone with more info on this guy, please let us know. As EG.Domains, the NPer who alerted me to this scammer told me -- it's very probable that large holders of LLLL.coms are at the very top of his list of people to scam.
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    Buildings and Contents Insurance
    credit card debt solutions
     
  25. TylerW

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    Thanks for the heads up man...I have actually heard about this through friends, but this is a little more verification that it was legit.. I will definitely show this to them too. Very interesting stuff, thanks!
     

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