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Warning about online hoaxes and scams.
Unfortunately, there are so many emails about hoaxes and scams circulating the internet these days, that it is hard to tell when a real one comes along.
So, you’ll have to take this with a grain of salt, and…
A company called “domain renewal group” realised how profitable it would be to send out domain name renewal notices for existing web domains. I receive these regularly.
A percentage of people just don’t recognise that this company is not their original provider.
The fine print requests the company to transfer your domain name registration to them, so by default, they pick up a bunch of new clients who maybe haven’t realised what just happened to them.
The document itself is possibly not illegal, and maybe they provide a satisfactory service, but sending a letter that appears to be an invoice is certainly deceptive marketing in my books.
The letter is headed:
Domain Name Expiration Notice
Your domain name and the correct expiry date
Several renewal options
An invoice and space for your credit card details
The back of the page is covered in fine print – there are more than 80 lines of fine print covering just 2/3 of the page. That’s very fine print!!
They enclose a return envelope with a Melbourne address, which makes the company appear local, but they are based in Jamaica, NY. USA… as far as I can tell.
If you’ve been caught out and want to know how to fix it, contact us now. We’ve had experience and know what to do about it.
Click here to see the original document. If you receive this in the post, don’t touch it!