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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Krebs on Security : Russian servers hosted domains used to phish for iPhone info

Renowned security expert, Brian Krebs, shared information on a massive phishing scheme targeting iPhone users. With the help of at least 146 domain names, the Russia-based criminal ring attempted to steal credentials from users whose iPhones had been stolen. “Victims of iPhone theft can use the Find My iPhone feature to remotely locate, lock or […]

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GoDaddy warns of ongoing phishing campaign targeting premium domains

GoDaddy has issued a warning regarding an ongoing phishing campaign. The cyberattack is targeting premium domain names, according to Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy. The warning is as follows: “We were made aware this morning by a few customers that they are getting emails claiming to be from GoDaddy that are saying that […]

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Father Domainicus: Domain scammers shall perish

Good Sunday morning, my domaining children; this is Father Domainicus delivering the word of our Domain Lord. The news should make domainers rejoice: Scammer Starlita Similien was arrested in Panama City, Florida, after defrauding innocent entrepreneurs. Today’s sermon is about honesty and integrity in domaining. When you feel compelled to deviate from the Right Way […]

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Kang Hoon and $22,600,000 in vaulted tsunami money

The email scams about inheritances or money supposedly inherited but locked in some third world country vault aren’t new. The so-called “419 scam” preys on the greed of its victims, often succeeding in leeching thousands of dollars from them. We received an email attempting to capitalize on the March 11, 2011 tsunami that devastated Fukushima, […]

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New string of Stolen Domains starts off 2012 on DNForum

A ‘Stolen Domains‘ thread over at NamePros which was started in July 2011, received the addition of dozens more stolen domains today, thus marking these as the first reportedly stolen domains of 2012. It appears that scammers using a series of stolen accounts, stolen identities and compromised PayPal accounts attempted to sell a large number […]

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Guide to avoiding scammers selling domains on Flippa or Domain Lists

Fellow domainer Makis who operates the web site Makis.tv has put together a comprehensive guide about researching domains for sale on Flippa.com or other domain lists, such as that on Latonas.com Domains with dubious revenue and traffic appear on such venues quite often. Some are known to have sold for thousands of dollars, which means […]

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Alert: Francois cancels auctions of Stolen Domains

If you bid on any of the following domains on the marketplace CAX.com – operated by domain entrepreneur Francois Carrillo – you’d be notified that the auctions are canceled: – GirlsToys.com – Co7.com – BusinessShop.com – SweetKisses.com – Summoning.com – LiveAmateurs.com – Mph.com – HostingSpace.com – EcommerceHost.com – BusinessServer.com – Ex7.com Certain information related to […]

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