Escrow.com closes loophole displaying other party’s name

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Escrow.com moved quickly, patching a loophole that would allow account holders to find out a party’s name, without first agreeing to an escrow transaction.

How did that work?

During the transaction creation process, the initiator could enter the other party’s email address, which would also display their full name, if they had entered into an Escrow.com transaction previously.

As that information was displayed before the escrow agreement, one could then back out of the transaction, depending on what type of information they gathered from seeing the other party’s name.

That loophole was shared less than 24 hours ago by domain investor, Abdul Basit, and Escrow now displays the other party’s email instead – not their name.

Escrow.com referred to the loophole as an “abuse of the system” that has been in place before the acquisition of Escrow.com by Freelancer in 2015.

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9 Responses to “Escrow.com closes loophole displaying other party’s name”
  1. I knew that for years.
    Now he ruined it for everyone…

  2. Kris says:

    What a loser, knew it also, couldn’t keep his Fing mouth shut, him, and his spammer friends from PK.

  3. DomainGang says:

    Dang it. I wanted to find out if dufus@asdklaskjadsklad.vip had done an Escrow transaction before! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. veezy says:

    Abdul Basit ruined that option to get info on the buyer for everyone by writing a blog post about it.
    I have been using that trick for years.
    The minute I saw his blog I knew escrow.com would close it down within days…
    I am really surprised he did not realize that they would close it down if it would be blogged about by thinking ahead and then deciding to NOT to make a blog post about that.

  5. DomainGang says:

    veezy – How many years have you been using this method?

  6. Kris says:

    I have used it going back about 3 years now, Veezy you are dead on the money, this is the same guy who ragged on flippa for shutting down his secondary account from the same household, all they required was 2 seperate ID verifications proving 2 different bidders, which he refused to send in.

    This guy didn’t do anyone a favor, including himself.

  7. Don says:

    Who cares. If they are going to buy the name then they buy it.
    I ask all the information upfront- name, phone number, company etc.
    I know who I,m dealing with at all times. IF they don’t give me info I don’t do the deal. It is that simple.
    I could careless. I don’t know why domainers need to be sneaky or secretive about getting info. Just ask the party who in hell they are.

    Don

  8. Rob says:

    That Abdoooool guy is just an annoying idiot.
    He ruins a lot of auctions on NameJet as well, why even bid if you don’t want to buy!!!!!
    He had nothing constructive to add so he had to give away the only good glitch we had going with Escrow.com and funny how he thinks he is the one who discovered that.
    I woldnt be surprised if the phony toady emailed Escrow.com about โ€œhis findโ€!!!!!

  9. Kris says:

    He bids so you have less to spend on the next auction, he likes first name last names of american names, or short 4L.com’s, next time you see him, send him a friendly bid

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