Unfortunately I have yet another domain name scam to report on – this time featuring China-based domain name registrars. The concept, which is explained in my original video, revolves around a Chinese domain name registrar reaching out to you, via email, and stating that someone wishes to purchase the name of your company as a domain name, with one of ...
Late in 2016 I had first spotted these email-based domain name expiration scams going around, and unfortunately these are making their rounds across the interwebs again, only this time there’s a new variation. Much like the IDNS scam, these scams are also targeting domain name renewals, however these domain name renewal scams focus on sending email-based notifications. I have put together ...
It seems there is another round of domain name registration based scams going around – this time in the form of an email that arrives in your inbox from Domain Service with the title mydomainname.com Expiration – seemingly a simply notification from your registrar that your domain name is expiring. Alas this is a new scam originating from China, as the whois ...
GoDaddy users beware! There is a brand new phishing scam going around which pretends to be an email from [email protected] notifying you that your email account storage has reached it’s limit. The associated link brings the user to a non-https secure, non-Godaddy.com website with a GoDaddy themed login page. Keep an eye out for the following email and make sure you delete ...
Every now and then I get a scam email that I just have to share with everyone – mostly because I could see how the average webmaster might get caught up by it. This is one of those times – a scam has landed in my inbox taking the form of a fake email from the famous hosting platform: cPanel. The email claims ...
Ever gotten a phone call from “Google” trying to help you rank your business website better? I’ve had three so far in the last two months alone – and you know what? It’s never actually Google. Usually the broken English gives it away, but if that doesn’t than consider this: do you really think Google has people out there trying ...
Scams suck – and I absolutely hate them. One of the key things I have always built a business on was honesty and transparency; and as such it’s a personal pet peeve of mine when people attempt to trick people into becoming a client. It’s a sleazy tactic – unfortunately it happens very often in this industry. A popular scam ...