I was recently contacted on digitalpoint forum by a member there ‘sun431’ (now banned) trying to sell me the recently stolen 1999 domain name Eycc.com. Now he is back on DP under username ‘-rr’ still trying to peddle the stolen domain. They gave me this paypal address to send payment: domain****[email protected] (full email addressed removed). DON’T buy this domain name (eycc.com). Be careful and always know who you are dealing with especially when using paypal!
There is a trend among some scammers to use recognizable domain names to trick people into thinking that they are dealing with a reputable company. One well know scam: Scope Group Inc. utilizes domains like scope-group.cc and scope-group.cn. Recently the Scope scammers banked in over $100k in stolen cash from a local school district here in Colorado. A Scope Inc scammer contacted a woman thru CareerBuilder.com saying they found her resume online, they directed the interested candidate to fill out extensive personal profiles on their one of their sites at scope-group.cn. Unknowingly, the woman submitted the information on the website and gave the scammers all the info needed to access Sanford School Districts bank accounts.
Just last week Elliot Silver discussed a blog comment spam trick that spammers use to gain access to commenting on blog articles. This could pose a big problem for bloggers, luckily I have not experienced this type of spam attack yet. If you aren’t yet familiar with the common domain appraisal scam spam, watch out for that one too it’s the most common email spam scam domainers run into.
Spammers are constantly evolving, they adapt to our technology finding whatever loopholes they can to break through your spam filters in email, website content and social networks. ‘URL Spoofing’ is not new but it has been observed to happen more and more frequently as noted in an article by Symantec, an anti virus company. The spamming vermin use character glyphs to spoof domain names and evade filters allowing them to access your email.