CentralNic : Fraudulent domain invoices seeking payment

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CentralNic sent out a warning to its customers, notifying them of a fraud campaign targeting domain name registrants and registrars.

The fraudulent communication uses mailed invoices impersonating CentralNic; the bank accounts, however belong to the fraudsters.

The email notification about this scam from CentralNic follows:

We have recently become aware of a postal fraud campaign targeting domain name registrants, and registrars.

We have received copies of several fake invoices sent by post to domain registrants, which claim to be issued by CentralNic, but which direct the recipient to remit payment to bank accounts that are not ours.

These invoices are different from the well-known “Renewal Notice” scams, in that they are not an attempt to obtain transfer authorisation, but are simple fraud by impersonation.

A sample of the fake invoices can be found at the following URL:

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If you have received an invoice like this, please send us a copy so we can pass it on the police, who are investigating the case.

Any invoice issued by CentralNic can be viewed on the Registrar Console at [redacted.] However, should you have any doubts regarding our communications, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager or our 24-hour support via support@centralnic.com, +44 (0)20 33 88 0600, or via the Live Chat feature of the Registrar Console.

If you have any questions or information about this issue, please get in touch.

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2 Responses to “CentralNic : Fraudulent domain invoices seeking payment”
  1. Jen says:

    Yet another reason not to click on an email link.

    🙂

  2. DomainGang says:

    Jen – True, although these invoices were sent via mail.

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