The latest twist on an old scam.
Over the weekend I received three identical e-mails that show the domain name appraisal scam is alive and well.
Here’s one of the emails:
we are interested to buy your domain name.COM and offer 65% of the appraised market value.
As of now we accept appraisals from one of these leading companies:
Should you already have an appraisal please forward it to us.
We appreciate your business,
The previous incarnation of this scam sent you to a forum that discussed the best place to get a domain appraisal. This version takes a different angle, displaying the popular Sedo site first to make you think it is legit. Another variation of the email mentions Sedo and Moniker. The goal appears to be for you to order an appraisal through Pozde.com, since it offers the lowest price domain appraisal service of the three.
Most people would love to sell their domains for 65% of the typical domain appraisal price, which is why this email will hook many people.
When you get an email like this, just hit the “Report Spam” button in your email system.