Scam gets a new home.
The domain name appraisal scam seems to be mutating too quickly to follow, which means it may be time to create a web site dedicated specifically to it. The latest domain name to host the scam is PDdomains.com. Here’s an example e-mail being sent out. If you receive this email, hit the “report spam” button in your email client.
To be clear, Sedo and AccurateDomains are included in the e-mail as decoys for legitimacy. They are not part of the scam.
From: Domain Resale
Date: Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Subject: Domain name —-
we are interested to buy your domain name — and offer 65% of the appraised market value.
As of now we accept appraisals from either one of the following leading appraisal companies:
If you already have an appraisal please forward it to us.
As soon as we have received your appraisal we will send you our payment (we use Paypal for amounts less than $2,000 and escrow.com for amounts above $2,000) as well as further instructions on how to complete the transfer of the domain name.
We appreciate your business,