It’s Scam Time (again!)

businessman with handcuffs
Every time I write one of these “heads up” posts I silently hope and pray that it will be the last. Of course it never is.
At present there are two scams doing the rounds.
Our “friends” in Domain Registry of America are still sending out letters to thousands of domain holders. As I’ve said before – dump the letters if you get them. You can read them if you want, but you’re better off simply ignoring them completely.
Another, more disturbing, scam is being sent around by EU Business Services Ltd promoting the “EU Company Directory”.
The devil is in the details, so if you look at the fine print you will find that signing off on a “simple” listing will set you back close to 1000 euro! I think I’ve personally received about 6 emails from these people about their “wonderful service” in the past few days. Do yourself a favour – bin it!
Basically they’re doing the same thing as Euro Business Guide. They’re probably the same people.

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4 Responses to It’s Scam Time (again!)

  1. David Behan May 21, 2008 at 11:46 #

    A number of my clients have nearly gotten caught out with these scams only to be saved by a quick call to check with me first. Good that your telling people about it. The more that know, the less likely someone will get stung.

  2. Michele Neylon May 21, 2008 at 12:00 #

    David
    Unfortunately a lot of these scams are so well crafted that they dupe the innocent
    Michele

  3. Hi Michele,
    Thanks for posting this. I got the “EU Company Directory” one in the post the other day and I’m pretty certain this is the second time in the last six months.
    Regards,
    Niall

  4. Michele Neylon May 29, 2008 at 12:36 #

    Niall
    Some of them vary the text and company names a bit I think 🙂
    Michele