Domain Name Scam: your-domainname.com Final Notice

Date: 03-05-2019

A well known domain name scam has been making the rounds again. An email, usually with the subject line: your-domainname.com - Final Notice, contains a message that is worded in such a way as to suggest the domain name listed is about to expire.  A link in the email message often labelled as "Secure Online Payment," directs the user to a payment web site.

More careful reading will reveal that the service being offered is a "search engine optimization submission." 

This email message is a SCAM!

  • Do not click on any of the links.
  • You can safely ignore this email.
  • Do not forward the email to us.

If you are an AlpineWeb Customer and receive an email like this feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this message. Submit a Support Request here:

https://www.alpineweb.com/backroom/submitticket.php

Or visit the Contact Us page for additional contact options:

https://www.alpineweb.com/contact-us/


Here is an example of the message content:

 
Important notice

Notice#: 536533
Date: 01/04/2019

Expiration notice

Domain: your-domainname.com

Expiration date: 01/12/2019

 
To: John Doe, John Doe    
PO Box 123
Your Town    
YS, 01234 UNITED STATES    

Domain Name:

Registration Period:

Amount:

Term:

your-domainname.com 01/26/2019 to 01/26/2020 $86.00 1 Year

Secure Online Payment

Domain Name: your-domainname.com 
Attn: Your Name
This important expiration notification notifies you about the expiration notice of your domain registration for samschneider.us search engine optimization submission. The information in this expiration notification may contain legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the Domain Seo Service Registration to our search engine traffic generator. We do not register or renew domain names. We are selling traffic generator software tools. This information is intended for the use of the individual(s) named above.
If you fail to complete your domain name registration samschneider.us search engine optimization service by the expiration date, may the dismissal of this search engine optimization domain name notification notice.
Process

Secure Online Payment

to complete your payment.
Failure to complete your seo domain name registration your-domainname.com search engine optimization service process may make it difficult for customers to find you on the web.
Process Payment for
your-domainname.com 
Secure Online Payment

Act immediately

This domain seo registration for your-domainname.com search engine service optimization notification will expire 01/12/2019.

 
Instructions and Unlike Instructions from this Newsletter:
You have received this message because you elected to receive notification. If you no longer wish to receive our notifications, please unlike here. If you have multiple accounts with us, you must opt out for each one individually to unlike receiving notifications. We are a search engine optimization company. We do not directly register or renew domain names. This is not a bill. You are dont need to pay the amount unless you accept this notification. This message, which contains promotional material strictly along the guidelines of the Can-Spam act of 2003. We have clearly mentioned the source mail-id of this email, also clearly mentioned our subject lines and they are in no way misleading. Please do not reply to this email, as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address.
 
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