Scam Spam Email
Scam Spam Email

Scam Spam Email



Attention: Important Notice

Domain Name:
Billed To:
John Smith
123 Main Street
Invoice#: f268-4839-3985
Created: 06/11/16
Expires: 06/16/16
Secure Online Payment:
Domain Registration Price Term 06/11/16 – 06/11/17 $75 1 year

Attn John Smith

This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your search engine registration for

Failure to complete your search engine registration by 06/16/16 may result in the cancellation of this offer (making it difficult for your customers to locate you using search engines on the web).

Your registration includes search engine submission for for 1 year. You are under no obligation to pay the amount stated above unless you accept this offer by . This notice is not an invoice. It is a courtesy reminder to register for search engine listing so that your customers can locate you on the web.

This Offer for will expire on 06/16/16. Act today!

For Domain Name:

Ever receive an email similar to the above? If you own a domain name, then you have not already, you may in the future. It is spam and a scam. They randomly spider the Whois contact information for domain contact information. It is an automatic process which also involves emailing the contact. The context of the email is as you see it above. Unless your domain registration is set as private, they can pull your email address and name for your domain name.
It is also a scam. They provide no services which will enhance your search engine visibility – not least not over and above anything you can do yourself for free or via free online tools.
If you receive the email, delete it. Do NOT respond to the email, or click on any links in the email – including the “Unsubscribe” link. Only delete the email. If your domain name registrar allows it, set your domain name registration as private: usually there is a small annual fee to do this, but it is highly recommended.

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