Many (almost all of us) that have websites and .com domain names and haven’t chosen to use domain privacy will regularly get scam messages like this one, trying to fool us into thinking we have to pay these scammers to renew our domain name.
They deliberately make it look & sound like a genuine domain renewal and hope that you won’t look carefully at the small print and see it is an SEO scam. Don’t pay it and dump it in the bin.
The email looks like
ATTENTION: IMPORTANT NOTICE SEO Domain Hosting Company Notice#: 187233 Date: 12/23/2021
DOMAIN: dvk01.com Notification Purchase Proposal
EXPIRATION PROPOSAL DATE: 12/31/2021
To: Derek Knight, Derek Knight [redacted] [redacted] [redacted], UNITED KINGDOM
Domain Name: Registration SEO Period: Price: Term: dvk01.com 01/14/2020 to 01/13/2021 $62.00 1 Year SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
Domain Name: dvk01.com Attn: Derek Knight This important expiration notification proposal notifies you about the expiration notice of your domain registration for dvk01.com search engine optimization submission. The information in this expiration notification proposal may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department to purchase our search engine traffic generator. We do not register or renew domain names. We are selling traffic generator software tools. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. If you fail to complete your domain name registration dvk01.com search engine optimization service by the expiration date, may result in the cancellation of this search engine optimization domain name notification proposal notice.
PLEASE CLICK ON
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
TO COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT.
Failure to complete your seo domain name registration dvk01.com search engine optimization service process may make it difficult for customers to find you on the web.
CLICK UNDERNEATH FOR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
PROCESS PAYMENT FOR dvk01.com SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
This domain seo registration for dvk01.com search engine service optimization notification proposal will expire 12/31/2021.
Instructions and Unsubscribe Instructions: You have received this message because you elected to receive special notification proposal. If you no longer wish to receive our notifications, please unsubscribe here or mail us a written request to US Main Office: SEO Domain Hosting Company, Miami, FL,33131, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Asia Main Office: SEO Domain Hosting Company, Shenzhen Futian, Email: email@example.com. If you have multiple accounts with us, you must opt out for each one individually in order to stop receiving notifications notices. We are a search engine optimization company. We do not directly register or renew domain names. We are selling traffic generator software tools. This message is CAN-SPAM compliant. THIS IS NOT A BILL. THIS IS A NOTIFICATION PROPOSAL. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS NOTIFICATION PROPOSAL. This message, which contains promotional material strictly along the guidelines of the CAN-SPAM act of 2003. We have clearly mentioned the source mail-id of this email, also clearly mentioned our subject lines and they are in no way misleading. Please do not reply to this email, as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this
The links go to http://www.dvk01com.seoserhostertrafficmeg.com/?d=dvk01.com&p=01-14-2021 and I can’t even get to the page to see what delights are there
This is the info I get when I look up the domain
Domain Whois Record
Queried whois.internic.net with “dom seoserhostertrafficmeg.com“…
Domain Name: SEOSERHOSTERTRAFFICMEG.COM Registrar: JIANGSU BANGNING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1469 Whois Server: whois.55hl.com Referral URL: http://www.55hl.com Name Server: F1G1NS1.DNSPOD.NET Name Server: F1G1NS2.DNSPOD.NET Status: ok http://www.icann.org/epp#OK Updated Date: 25-nov-2021 Creation Date: 25-nov-2020 Expiration Date: 25-nov-2022