This is your Final Reminder of Domain (Insert Name)

One of the many downsides of the Web, is that it provides a wealth of opportunities to fraudsters and chancers. If you have a domain name then it is only a matter of time before you receive an email saying something like:

Attention: Important, DOMAIN SERVICE
Domain Name: Your Domain

Call: 1-631-326-etc.

ATT: Domain Owner YOU
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT
Your Address

Requested Reply Before
September 4, 2017

PART I: REVIEW SOLICITATION
Attn: Domain Owner YOUR NAME

As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration.

This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration and save.

(Oh no it isn’t)

Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this proposal making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

(Uh… actually partially true but intentionally misleading, they are simply stating that if you don’t renew your site will become unavailable. They can cancel THEIR proposal but who cares? Your real registrar will tell you when it is due and expect to pay about £20-25 for the renewal)

Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission.

(Meaning: We are not exactly committing fraud, due to a technicality we are able to scam you with impunity)

You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this proposal. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine registration so your customers can locate you on the web.

(The get out clause: We are telling you that you can tell us to stick our proposal where surgery couldn’t remove it and this scam has no real legitimacy and is posing as a reminder to renew)

This Notice for: Your Domain will be terminated on September 4, 2017 Act today!

(Yerrrright! I am ready to start “Saving”, so how much more than the real cost of about £20-25 are you trying to scam me for?)

[ ] 1 year 09/04/2017 – 09/04/2018 $75.00

[ ] 2 year 09/04/2017 – 09/04/2019 $119.00

[ ] 5 year 09/04/2017 – 09/04/2022 $199.00

[ ] 10 year -Most Recommended- 09/04/2017 – 09/04/2027 $295.00

[ ] Lifetime (NEW!) Limited time proposal – Great value! Lifetime $499.00

Payment by Credit Card or Check

(Damn… I can’t find my credit card and the clock is ticking…)

Call our New York main office: (631)326- etc.

(My arse!)