After #GDPR kicks in, no more data about “final notice” #domain scammers will be shared

If you’re getting a lot of email spam from “final notice” scammers, you’re not alone. Those cybercriminals often hide in Asia or Europe, blasting emails to domain owners using WHOIS databases. Their emails serve a dual purpose: to ping the recipient’s email validity, and to attempt further scamming for unnecessary services, such as this: This […]

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CQD.com #domain drama continues : Previous owner claims #domain was stolen

Rebecca J. Burns, previous owner of the domain CQD.com and founder of ComQuest Designs, has come forward in social media, claiming that her domain was stolen. A few days ago, we were informed that CQD.com was taken away from domain investor, James Booth, who said he paid $26,000 dollars to acquire it. The story so […]

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Warning : L5.com and XGK.com have been reported as #stolen #domains

The premium domains L5.com and XGK.com have been reported as stolen by their legitimate owner, Motohisa Ohno. Mr. Ohno was recently made aware of the theft, which occurred in June 2017. The domains were moved away from his eNom account without any notification. “L5.COM and XGK.COM were stolen from my Enom account in June, 2017. […]

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Stolen #domain CQD.com listed for sale on #Afternic

Update #5: The domain appears to have been sold without the authorization of its previous owner, Rebecca J. Burns. New article here. Update #4: The owner of ComQuest Designs who registered CQD.com 22 years ago, denies that she sold the domain to James Booth. Her statement from Facebook follows: “my domain, CQD.com which i created […]

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#Cybercriminals used .US, .COM #domain names in #IRS refund scam

An elaborate scam used the domain DebtCredit.US to generate thousands of dollars in unlawful IRS refunds, then used a phony debt collection agency to seek their “return.” According to Krebs On Security, the method that these cybercriminals use, works like this: Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud have been busy of late hacking […]

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#Domain scammer in MCV .com theft case used grocery store address!

A domain investor was defrauded by a serial scammer, who used a false identity and payment location. Mr. Stanley Chen acquired MCV.com from a person called “Patrick Sitrok” but the domain was stolen, and Network Solutions eventually repossessed it. How did Mr. Chen fall for this scam? Months earlier, he had acquired the domain 3620.com […]

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Barbie88 : Faux female attempted to scam #domain investors via the sale of XX.com

A fake female scammer using the NamePros moniker Barbie88, attempted to scam investors out of $85,000 dollars, by claiming they are selling XX.com. The two letter domain is under WHOIS privacy, and definitely not in the scammer’s control. According to Richard Dynas, the person behind the account “Barbie88” is the same scammer that claimed to […]

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Richard Dynas : Best example of why #Escrow .com is a must for #domain transactions

Domain investor, Richard Dynas, shared his recent experience of how he was scammed out of $2,000 dollars in an attempt to acquire the domain Technology.com, without using Escrow.com or a comparable service. A person calling herself “Barbara Untergasser” approached Dynas, offering to sell him the domain. Negotiations lasted about two weeks, during which, the scammer […]

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#Chinese domain spammer uses dot .Win #domains flooding mailboxes

A serial domain spammer from China continues to harass domain owners, by flooding mailboxes with fake “Final Reminder” notices. The phuckstick utilizes dot .Win domain names registered with the Now.CN domain registrar in China. Dot .Win is a new gTLD domain operated by Famous Four Media. We recently came across this dirty scammer from China […]

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“Final reminder” #domain spammer using Chinese registrar West.CN

If you’ve been getting a lot of domain-related spam with “Final Reminder” in the subject, you are not alone. Some phuckstick is using China’s domain registrar, CHENGDU WEST DIMENSION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD to send thousands of unsolicited emails, with fake expiration notices. Here’s a sample email from this bastard: FINAL NOTICE – Your account […]

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#Domain investors need to watch for port-out scams

Port-out scams involve the malicious transfer of a phone number, away from its current telephone company to another. By using social engineering and other methods, cybercriminals gain access to mobile phone numbers, subsequently taking over the digital assets of the person it belongs to. Shocking as it may seem, many phone company representatives require very […]

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Alert : MCV.com is a #stolen #domain name, according to its owner

The aged, three letter domain MCV.com has been stolen, according to its owner, who registered it in 1997. Mr. Stanley Chen continuously renewed his premium three letter .com up to 2019, only to find it recently in the possession of another party. According to historic WHOIS data from DomainTools, the domain MCV.com changed hands in […]

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