|From:||Domain Service <email@example.com>|
Scam alert! The E-mail above is being spammed to every domain owner months before their domain expires. The subject, the heading and text suggest you must pay a.s.a.p. to prevent the domain name from expiring! If you read carefully (and many people won’t fully understand the used technical terms) the message states that they don’t renew your domain but that this is an ‘offer’ for "SEO services" which will expire on the given dates… The links lead to a payment page (see screenshot below).
It is very doubtful that this is a real SEO service. You most likely won’t get any service. The fact that these very misleading spam messages are been auto generated using details from the whois (domain owners) database to spam domain owners makes this "Domain SEO Service" company at least very questionable. They claim to be a company based in Miami Beach, Florida, US, but the domain owners of the used domains (megstechseos.org and zesodomain.org) are based in Zhuhai, China, and the websites are hosted in Hong Kong (see also the owner details below). The fact that they use an anti-spam disclaimer and unsubscribe button at the bottom does NOT mean this wasn’t illegally spammed.
These kind of misleading ‘domain expiration’ (spam) alerts have been used by many other scammers for years now. It’s a domainname scam! Trying to trick domain owners to pay before their domain expires…
If you’ve received this by e-mail than mark it as SPAM (if possible) and/or DELETE it. Do NOT click the ‘unsubscribe’ link because this leads to a page asking for your e-mail address and they most likely spam you even more (NEVER send your e-mail address to spammers!) If you have more information about this scam comment below.
This is the landing page which will be automatically generated for your domain and expiration date:
Megstechseos.org [Domainname owner]
Domain Name: MEGSTECHSEOS.ORG Creation Date: 2016-08-31T02:35:01Z Registry Expiry Date: 2017-08-31T02:35:01Z Sponsoring Registrar: Jiangsu Bangning Science and technology Co. Ltd. Registrant ID: 2b7c0f4a-f989-4 Registrant Name: QiangZhang Registrant Organization: Zhang Qiang Registrant Street: Xiang Zhou Qu Cui Xiang Jie Dao 741Hao Registrant City: Zhu Hai Registrant State/Province: Guang Dong Registrant Postal Code: 519000 Registrant Country: CN Registrant Phone: +86.075660254412 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: +86.075660254412 Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zesodomain.org [Domainname owner]
Domain Name: ZESODOMAIN.ORG Creation Date: 2016-10-19T02:46:23Z Registry Expiry Date: 2017-10-19T02:46:23Z Sponsoring Registrar: Bizcn.com, Inc. Registrant ID: bizyn845167853mq Registrant Name: yong niu Registrant Organization: yong niu Registrant Street: xiang zou qu cui xiang jie dao 585 Registrant City: zhuhai Registrant State/Province: GD Registrant Postal Code: 519000 Registrant Country: CN Registrant Phone: +86.75622655521 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: +86.75622655521 Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: email@example.com