M35 Web Design has recently received several identical scam emails, with the subject header ‘yourdomain.com Expiration’ (insert your own .com domain name here). These emails look like the screenshot above and contain the following words:-
Reminder: Domain SEO notice
You have 1 domain name seo registration service pending.
This solicitation is to inform you that it’s time to send in your search engine registration for yourdomain.com.
Failure to complete this order by 01/25/2017 may result in the cancellation of this offer (making it difficult for your customers to locate you, using search engines on the web). We do not register or renew domain names. We sell traffic generator software.
Act soon! This offer for yourdomain.com will expire on 01/25/2017. Act today!
This email is yet another variation on the old .com ‘domain name seo registration’ scam emails that have been around for ages, and which have been written about before on this website. Of course the scammers are constantly changing the format of the emails they send, in a desperate attempt to catch out the unwary and get some money.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS DOMAIN NAME SEARCH ENGINE REGISTRATION
… and not paying this bill won’t result in search engines and customers not finding you any more. Their claims are complete rubbish!
Right down in the (very) small print, at the bottom of the email, are the following words, which are meant to act as some kind of disclaimer:-
Instructions and Unsubscribe:
You have received this message because you elected to receive special notification offers. If you no longer wish to receive our notifications, please unsubscribe here or mail written request to SEO Optimization Services Inc., Miami, FL 33166. If you have multiple accounts with us, you must opt out for each one individually in order to stop receiving Seo notices. We are a search engine optimization company. We do not register or renew domain names. We sell traffic generator software. This message is Can-Spam compliant. This is not a bill or an invoice. This is a Seo purchase offer. Your are under no obligation to pay the amount stated unless you accept this purchase offer. This message contains promotional material strictly along the guidelines of the Can-Spam act of 2003. We have distinctly mentioned the source mail-id of this email and also disclosed our subject lines. 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 address.
Don’t get caught out by these scammers! If you need any search engine optimisation (SEO) work done on your website contact M35 Web Design for help and advice.