An old domain name renewal scam that uses the domain name domainrenewalonline.org appears to be kicking into high gear. I received three scam emails from the company yesterday, each from three different sender names.
With subject lines such as “Regarding your domain” and “Information about your domain”, the notices signed by “ISP Renewal” try to get you to submit your credit card information to renew domain names. It appears the scam has been sniffed out by hosting companies, as none of the links in the emails I received over the weekend resolve to working web pages.
There are several clues in the e-mails that they are fake, beyond the fact that a company is trying to get you to renew a domain name at another registrar:
1. Spelling and grammatical errors
2. The domains aren’t actually expiring in 60 days, as the email claims
3. In my case, I no longer own one of the domains
Here is the content of the scam emails:
This is to remind you that, it is time to renew you domain name NEWLYWEDS.net, the expiry date is 60 days .
Renew your domain automatically with a Domain Renewal. Click to renew your domain name
Once the payment has been completed the above mentioned domain name will Automatically be renewed and a conformation will be sent.
Sincerely ISP Renewal
Renewal reminder service has been developed for companies to avoid loss temporary dysfunction of domain names in case of failure of on time renewal. By using this service you will automatically renew your domain name without any additional changes to the whois database. The only change will be the new expiry date. You may also contact your current domain provider in order to perform the extension.
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Tel: +44 20 3318 1883
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