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 7:13 pm on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Recieved a letter from the 'Domain Registry Of America'
Quick search brings this


nice pic ;)



 7:25 pm on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

yeah, i've been getting spam letters from them in the mail for years

not sure what that article has to do with them though?


 9:45 pm on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've been getting this in little flurries for years. All very official looking. All very bogus, looking like a bill from a company that I'm doing business with when it's not. However, somewhere on the page I recall they say "this is not a bill". I forget if it was in a color that is not as obvious or perceptible . . all that usual "calculus of compliance whilst calculating to least actual perception".


 10:02 pm on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

"this is not a bill"

There's a rumbling of some sort in the back of this empty head that they might have been forced to add that sometime in the not too distant past.

They do cause havoc. Over the years I've found it very, very difficult to pound into people's heads that they must pass anything that has any semblance of anything at all to do with domain registration on to me to take care of.

Of course, clients don't always follow instructions.


 11:58 pm on Nov 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

scammer, scammer, scammers...we should come up with a way to slowly bleed them thru postage costs...just hate to contribute to the waste of all that paper...


 2:14 pm on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

When I get these I just put the empty envelope back in the post, here in the UK they will be charged for delivery of an empty envelope.

Silly I know but it makes me feel better.


 2:35 pm on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I read the small print on it once and its very interesting. spammers... heh.


 7:41 pm on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

When I get these I just put the empty envelope back in the post, here in the UK they will be charged for delivery of an empty envelope.
Silly I know but it makes me feel better.

I used to put all the material they sent to me in the return envelope and send it back to them. That way they had to open it up and go through all the papers to find out there was no order.

I'd also write a short message on a Post-It note saying that as long as they kept sending me this junk, I would keep returning it to them at their expense. They finally got the message and have pretty much stopped sending them. :)

Unfortunately, the ones that still come don't have postage paid envelopes any more.


 7:54 pm on Nov 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Even if their reply envelope is not postage paid. Drop it back in the post, without a stamp. Then, if they choose to receive it (and they probably will if they think it's from a victim of their scam), they pay postage and a surcharge, as well as taking admin time.

Similar scams have been run in the UK, with official looking letters giving the impression that they come from an agent of the Data Protection Registrar, often implying a threat of prosecution if money isn't sent immediately. It got bad enough that the opening message on phoning the Data Protection Registrar's office, warned people about the scam.

Of course, for these scams, I ask my customers who get them to keep the originals as evidence, for forwarding to the Data Protection Registrar. They have brought some successful prosecutions in the past.


 2:11 am on Nov 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

This is just another variation on an age-old scam. How many companies pay small invoices for magazines they've never subscribed to, "renewals" on copy-machine service plans they've never had, etc. etc. etc.?

Unfortunately, this particular scam has been going-on for years.

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