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Domain Services Email - Scam

Written by: Moser, James on Nov 13, 2013

EmailI got a couple of emails this morning with the title "DOMAIN SERVICES."  The emails had the following content:

As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it's time to send in your registration and save.

Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.

Similar to the Domain Registry of America scam, the email is formatted to look like an invoice.  By passing themselves off as an existing vendor, they hope that you will simply add your credit card information and fax it in with your signature on it.

Clearly, someone is trolling domain names that have been recently renewed or registered as fodder for this scam. Don't fall for it.