Fake “DNS” email making the rounds
A phishing scam email about successful modification of DNS, that links to a phishing scam web site is making the rounds; its list of recipients are domainers.
The email mimics notifications that domain registrars send out, to update the status of DNS or other changes, but fails miserably. Still, it is a threat to everyone who manages domain names on a regular basis.
The scam email reads as follows:
You have successfully modify the DNS of Product ***.com website.The new DNS is: Click the below URL If your domain was registered on , the DNS modification will come into effect in 1-2 days; If your domain was registered in anther registrar, the modification will come into effect on page. You need to submit DNS modification application to the original registrar, in order to be effective on INTERNET. If you have any problems, please look for FAQ or submit problems in Column “Answer whatever one asks”"answer all the questions”. You can also phone us at Customer Service Hotline: +852 812 4838-Customer Service Office.
The consequences of clicking on spoof emails can be disastrous. Many professionals have lost access to their domains through a simple spoofed email.
Domainers are advised never to click on email links; always type in the URL of your registrar or other service in the web browser instead.