Over the past few days, there have been a number of phishing attacks targeting us and our customers. Our customer service team are dealing with high volumes of calls regarding the issue.
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A large number of people have been in touch recently to seek our advice, after receiving emails soliciting them to buy the .COM equivalent of their .IE domain name for 10 years. While they may not be entirely fraudulent, these emails are certainly dishonest and misleading, and could lead people to pay far more than […]
Another year, another misleading direct mail. I’m tempted to call this a scam, but I’ll call it “misleading” for now and you can make up your mind. “Data Assortment Ireland” have been sending out very professional looking letters to Irish businesses. Here’s what the letter looks like: With a name like “Data Assortment Ireland” you […]
We have been contacted by several of our clients who have received letters from Domain Renewal Group. These letters are NOT genuine. DO NOT act on them. Please bin them. Example letter below:You’ll notice that the prices they mention are significantly higher than what we charge
Domain Renewal Group seem to be using the same modus operandi as Domain Registry of America (DROA) – they may even be the same company for all I know! In any case here’s a sample letter (click to enlarge): Notice the pricing on a .org domain – €28 per annum!!!! We charge less than €6 […]
Hopefully people won’t be duped by this scam again, but the letters are doing the rounds. We’ve mentioned them in the past, but they haven’t gone away. If you get one of these letters please bin it!
There will always be scams of some kind or other. The only thing that seems to change is how the scam is perpetrated … Google Adwords is currently one of the targets selected by phishers (see wikipedia for a definition) The email may look like it came from Google, but it didn’t (click to enlarge): […]
The expression “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” may seem a little overused at times, but scam artists of all shapes and sizes are still “in the wild”. In some cases being a small bit more cautious or actually reading the fine print could avert disaster (or at least go a long way […]
The following article was published earlier today in Washington Internet Daily. It is reproduced here with the publisher’s permission. I posted a related article on my domain blog earlier this week. Registrar Network Solutions could face legal action over its practice of locking in domain names that are searched but not bought, Michigan attorney Enrico […]
Just got this email from the IEDR: It has once again come to the attention of the IEDR that a company operating under the name “Internet Register Ireland” is in the process of contacting businesses with registered .ie domain names by post and by fax, soliciting them to register their domain name with the “Internet […]