What do you think after you quickly read this letter?
What makes this email special:
- addressed to me, using the data from the domain registration (mandatory things, which my registrar added)
- uses my domain name
- A lot of red text
- written in capitals
- special keywords like “notice”, “important”, “notification”, “expiration”, “act”, “immediately”
- has a clear deadline on it
First time I read it I went very quickly and I thought that they try to take over my domain by requiring me to “prolong” the registration with them.
This would have required to transfer the domain to them and then pay yearly fees to them.
Very well done, I have to say.
But, if you read it carefully, you see that it doesn’t actually offer you to prolong the registration of the domain!
It is an offer to purchase automatic submission to search engines for 64$.
The URLs in the email are specially created for mustaca.com domain.
After I changed the URL to not point to my domain, it looks like this:
So, is this an aggressive sales campaign or is it a fraud?
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