Domain Alert final Warning – Don’t fall for this – it’s a SCAM!
Domain Alert final Warning – It looks like an official bill, but if you pay them you are agreeing to services you probably do not want. The fact that these crooks try to get you to hire them by making their offer look like a bill for something you owe, like your domain registration, says they are NOT ethical and most likely will not perform any services for you if you pay them. One of the domains I receive this for is a domain I use just for email. How are they going to do SEO on a non-website? They aren’t. Would they refund my money? Probably not, and since they are in China, there isn’t much I could do.
I did a WHOIS search for the domain name they are using and it is in China. The address they use in Florida is a rent-an-address. The phone number they list is most likely a Skype phone number. They rent a phone number from Twilio and then use it through Skype so it appears like they are in the united States.
Here are three examples I have received recently:
Attention: Important, DOMAIN SERVICE
Domain Name: YOURDOMAIN.COM
ATT: Domain Owner YOUR NAME
Requested Reply Before
PART I: REVIEW SOLICITATION
Attn: Domain Owner YOUR NAME
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 proposal 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 proposal. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine registration so your customers can locate you on the web.
This Notice for: WWW.yourdomain.COM will be terminated on May 8, 2017 Act today![ ] 1 year 08/05/2017 – 08/05/2018 $75.00
[ ] 2 year 08/05/2017 – 08/05/2019 $119.00
[ ] 5 year 08/05/2017 – 08/05/2022 $199.00
[ ] 10 year -Most Recommended- 08/05/2017 – 08/05/2027 $295.00
[ ] Lifetime (NEW!) Limited time proposal – Great value! Lifetime $499.00
Payment by Credit Card or Check
Call our New York main office: (631)378-1456
By accepting this proposal, you agree not to hold DS liable for any part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this proposal. The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DS 3501 Jack Northrop Ave. Suite #F9238 Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA, This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. There is no pre-existing relationship between DS and the domain mentioned above. This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation of services for domain registration. Search engine submission is an optional service that you can use as a part of your website optimization and alone may not increase the traffic to your site. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DS reply with Remove to unsubscribe. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this letter is strictly prohibited.