Domain Scam Going Around

Last Update: December 13, 2016

I just received a email to my info@wa website which is a scam to get you to download infected files blah blah. So be careful and don't click on any of the links. Here is what the email said (Links have been taken out)

Dear Domain Owner,

Our system has detected that your domain: *********.com is being used for spamming and spreading malware recently.
You can download the detailed abuse report of your domain along with date/time of incidents. Click Here*

We have also provided detailed instruction on how to delist your domain from our blacklisting.

Please download the report immediately and take proper action within 24 hours otherwise your domain will be suspended permanently.

There is also possibility of legal action depend on severity and persistence of your abuse case.

Three Simple Steps:
1. Download your abuse report.
2. Check your domain abuse incidents along with date and time.
3. Take few simple steps for prevention and to avoid domain suspension.

Click Here to Download your Report*

Please look into it and contact us.

Best Regards,
Domain Abuse Admin
DomainCop Inc.
Tel.: (139) 719-51-12


*Do note that after more research this person is going by different extensions and names like .org .com and domaincorp with different extensions. A quick Google search unveils this scam so always remember to check to see whether anything is a scam before you click on anything :)

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wavebarr Premium
Thanks for the caution.
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wavebarr Premium
Thanks for the caution.
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lfrohling Premium
Yeah, whenever you get any email from any source with any text with any link inside the text- delete it. If you are genuinely worried call the business direct but 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the time it's spam
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Elijah1916 Premium
£245 million was lost to scammers on 2015 worldwide, so you can see the extent of their action. Thanks for informing us all.
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tudogz Premium
Thanks for sharing...you can never be too careful hey?
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MFogarty Premium
WOW.. Thanks for the heads up!

Mike
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Tezsie Premium
thanks for sharing.
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LinDash01 Premium
Holy heck, thanks for that info Josh.
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LH-CLUB Premium
Thanks Josh for this
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StepChook Premium
It's ridiculous just how much of these scams are going around!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Just last week I was almost victim of the tax department scam ringing me from a 1300 number which looks similar to a government number... My painting buddy actual fell for this scam and handed over his tax file number over the phone. It just never ends
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StepChook Premium
You can never be too careful. You have to question absolutely everything.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks for letting us know about this Josh!
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Toshmack Premium
Many thanks for the heads up, cheers, Tosh :)
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DoubleTap Premium
Sure appreciate the info, Josh!
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ArmaniTol Premium
Interesting post, Josh. Any email that has a link to download is cause for suspicion from an unknown sender. Thanks for sharing this.
Armand
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Gloriajk Premium
It's amazing how many kinds of scams are out there. If these people would put as much effort into doing something legit as they do their scams, they probably could make some good money.
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Josh From Oz Premium
'Honest' money. Scammers make too much money scamming people so it's worth the risk for them I guess. :(
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suzzziq Premium
Thanks so much for sharing:)
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WilliamBH Premium
Thanks Josh .. these things are just annoying! Cheers, William.
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Capu1 Premium
Thank you for the information Josh.
Nice to know.
Lisa
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Josh From Oz Premium
Too many Scams online! By targeting domain owners they hope to catch new website builders who are unaware. Lets hope no one from WA clicks on the links and follows though.
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