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Scammers attempted to phish using fake #Moderna domain name

Phishing the domains of popular companies such as Moderna is a crime that requires swift action. The Homeland Security Investigations department in Baltimore have seized the domain Mordernatx.com, a typo of the official domain name Modernatx.com. The domain Mordernatx.com was seized in accordance with a seizure warrant issued by the United States Court for the […]

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FTBAgency.com : Freedom to Breathe Agency site down after fake “mask exempt” cards exposé

The domain FTBAgency.com was registered on June 12, 2020 and it hosted content about how face masks are supposedly harmful to one’s health, and a violation of people’s rights. The so-called “Freedom to Breathe Agency” project shared a fake card claiming to give its bearer rights to not wear a mask when visiting various establishments. […]

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NamePros : PayPal refunded payment linked to fraudulent domain sales

Quite unsurprisingly, PayPal refunded payments for domains that were fraudulently sold, but not those sent as a “gift.” A massive new fraud incident that was squashed at NamePros, unveiled some interesting facts: About 80% of all fraud that has taken place on NamePros over the past couple years, which is still a relatively small number, […]

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Insight Investment Management .CO : Fraud attempt halted via UDRP outcome

The Respondent in a UDRP against the domain insightinvestment.co, attempted to facilitate fraud in a novel way. After registering the domain that closely matched the .com, Hossein Fazlollahi of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, sent an email to the executives of Insight Investment Management Ltd., a British company: “Good morning, Atul, – Can you please do […]

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CentralNic : Fraudulent domain invoices seeking payment

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 […]

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The Halvarez Diaries – Part 1

The Snapnames scandal that involved the former VP of Engineering, Nelson “Halvarez” Brady, has intrigued the investigation team of DomainGang. After lots of research in the area frequented by Halvarez, we managed to get hold of his personal diaries, excerpts of which we will publish in a series of posts. WARNING: Some of the diary […]

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