Domain Name Scams

Recently, we  and some of our clients received emails telling us that our domain names have how many local and international searches per month. We believe that it is a scam email and strongly advice all our clients and our blog readers against clicking on any of the links in the email.

This is how the email looks like:

From: Domain Names <domains@inline.me>
Date: March 20, 2011 12:54:21 AM GMT+08:00
Subject: Domain Names – March 19, 2011
Our statistics indicate that hosthaven.com gets 240 exact local searches and 510 exact global searches per month.
See domains with high search volume.
http://adddomainnames.com/slist.php?sid=120801&hash=1046273e-5297-11e0-8077-d1dfec013f37
Here are some domains about (hosthaven.com) with high searches.
http://adddomainnames.com/?usid=835911&hash=47f973b69f295ee7bb88abefe60a1fa0
Here is the full search statistics on hosthaven.com.
http://adddomainnames.com/statistics.php?usid=835911&hash=47f973b69f295ee7bb88abefe60a1fa0
10765 Reading Road – Cincinnati, Ohio
To Unsubscribe:
http://adddomainnames.com/unsubscribe_sid.php?usid=835911&hash=47f973b69f295ee7bb88abefe60a1fa0

This is what you should do to fight against all these unscrupulous vendors.

  1. Report it to your registrar from which you registered your domain name; and
  2. Report it as spam, or better still, report it as phishing to your email service provider. Most free email service provider like Gmail, Yahoo! and MSN make it easy to do that. Most, if not all of them have a “Report Spam” and/or “Report Phishing”.

Let’s help and keep these bozos away from the internet.

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