It's December — ‘Tis the season to be... trying to scam people
Name: Joe Miller
Message: Notice#: 491343
YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION TO THIS MESSAGE IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!
YOUR DOMAIN [domain-removed] WILL BE TERMINATED WITHIN 24 HOURS
We have not received your payment for the renewal of your domain [domain-removed]
We have made several attempts to reach you by phone, to inform you regarding the TERMINATION of your domain [domain-removed]
CLICK HERE FOR SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT: http://yourdomaindefined.xyz/?n=[domain-removed]
The message above was sent to one of my clients today via the contact form on their website. On first glance it could look legitimate, and clicking the payment link forwards you to a reasonable facsimile of a real payment page. However, a few clues let us know this is a blantant scam.
How to Avoid This Scam
Always know where your domain is registered and when renewal is due! This client knew that we always handle their domain and hosting payments for them so they checked with us before submitting any payment — potentially saving them a fair bit of money.
As always, if you recieve an email you're concerned about, please feel free to forward it to us for review.
Posted on December 21st, 2020 at 4:37 PM