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Email offering to sell me my own domain for $19,000.

     
7:28 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I don't know whether to laugh or wince.

A scammer sends me an email offering to sell me a .com that I own, for the modest price of $19,000.

A third-party recipient of the same email, obviously perceiving the scam, sends me a copy with the comment "Someone's been smoking some funny $hit".

Just to be nice I posted a message on the domain about the scam. If I had more time I'd have a bit more fun . . except scammers tend to be humorless.

So, anyone offer to sell you one of your domains lately?

[edited by: Webwork at 8:57 pm (utc) on Dec 5, 2014]

7:35 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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last year ..yes..
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I would have said something like, "I tried to buy this domain last year, but the owner wouldn't budge for anything less than $50K. How'd you get him to go down so much?"

Or confuse him with something like, "Sorry, but I refuse to buy any domain for less than $35,000."
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In my case last year, I suggested the "seller" translate and read the name of the domain..
In English it would be $%*#off.tld ..

I did not hear from them again ;)..


Amongst other domains, I have a collection of "badword" TLDs in various languages.."low hanging fruit" ;)
8:59 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm . . a bunch of counter-troublemakers . . just my kinda folk in situations such as this.

Tapping fingers . . thinking . .
9:32 pm on Dec 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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reg his businessnamescammer.com and offer to sell it to him ;)
1:27 am on Dec 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Every other week and always my .cn names!
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reg his businessnamescammer.com and offer to sell it to him

Every couple of years I check to see whether the dragons are still sitting on cyberpromo.com. Remember them? I always thought it would be entertaining, in a Memory Lane sort of way, to repurpose the name as your one-stop shop for spam fighting :)