Don’t Be Scammed – Ignore The Internet NetWORX Spam Letter

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If you own a domain name or someone has it registered on your behalf you will probably come across these devious letters in the mail.

They come from fraudulent domain registrars others who prey on people who don’t fully understand the domain registration service or directory listings in full.  So send letters in the mail about something expiring like your domain name or similar and request payment before “renewal” of something is up.

And because they know businesses and nonprofits are busy, many simply send these in the mail to their accounting folks (I know actual clients who did) to get paid.

We get asked about these from our clients, which tells me they have clearly deceived their letters pretty well to try to trick some domain owners into thinking a domain renewal invoice.

So I first wrote about this other iDNS mail letter a couple of years ago, but my clients and myself are still receiving these. Which is a problem. Why? Because it means many of you are still falling for the scam and paying these fraudulent scammers 300-500% higher cost to own the registration to your domain.





Why is this considered Spam? Because its unsolicited (you didn’t ask for it) and is a fraudulently deceiving letter, making you think the worlds going to end if you don’t transfer your domain name to them. In which after they own your domain name registration, they can jack your price higher/hold your domain hostage to force you to pay.

So we want to provide this information to protect you, whether you have registered your domain name with Northwoods Web Designs or some other provider. Here is the word for word mailing that you may receive. Hoping you are finding this from searching, ultimately protecting yourself from this spam company.

These companies who send these letters, such as NETWORX,  attempt to convince you into transferring or renewing your domain using their service. Which on average is 500% above the market rate for domain name services.  Continue reading “Don’t Be Scammed – Ignore The Internet NetWORX Spam Letter” »

Don’t Be Scammed – Ignore The iDNS Domain Registrar Spam Letter

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From time to time, some of Northwoods Web Designs (NWD) clients as well as ourselves, receive letters from fraudulent domain registrars who prey on people who don’t fully understand the domain registration service by sending letters in the mail about their expiring domain and requests payment.

We get asked about these from our clients, which tells me they have clearly deceived their letters pretty well to try to trick some domain owners into thinking a domain renewal invoice.

So I first wrote about this a couple of years ago, but my clients and myself are still receiving these. Which is a problem. Why? Because it means many of you are still falling for the scam and paying United Arab Emirates 300-500% higher cost to own the registration to your domain.





Why is this considered Spam? Because its unsolicited (you didn’t ask for it) and is a fraudulently deceiving letter, making you think the worlds going to end if you don’t transfer your domain name to them. In which after they own your domain name registration, they can jack your price higher/hold your domain hostage to force you to pay.

So we want to provide this information to protect you, whether you have registered your domain name with Northwoods Web Designs or some other provider. Here is the word for word mailing that you may receive. Hoping you are finding this from searching, ultimately protecting yourself from this spam company.

These companies who send these letters, such as iDNS,  attempt to convince you into transferring or renewing your domain using their service. Which on average is 500% above the market rate for domain name services.  Continue reading “Don’t Be Scammed – Ignore The iDNS Domain Registrar Spam Letter” »

Spam Hall of Shame – Be Cautious of Scam Voicemails Left Trying to Get You To Call Back

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Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyWelcome to our Spam Hall of Shame. Where we post some of the most bizarre, funny but potentially harmful scam/spam to the unknowing victim.

This spam showcases around voicemail phishing (Vishing), which is a type of scam done through Voicemails.  Unfortunately anyone can be a target of this scam and doesn’t matter whether you provided your number with others.

Phone numbers in the U.S. follow a predicted value so a simply computer program can be created to obtain the numbers (everything from (111) – 111 – 1111 to (999) – 999 – 9999 for example. Which makes it easy to have a computer to simply do the dirty work and leave a recorded message (scammers are also lazy people).

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Spam Hall of Shame – Phishing Fake Call Attempt From Call 206-400-9013

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Hopefully you find this post (from search of “who called me 281-564-5464 or other dozen of numbers” before you fall victim to the federal criminal offense voicemail scam.

UPDATED May, 2019:
This is one of the top scams that is still occurring today. Thanks to fellow readers, here are other numbers they are also using that you should block immediately:





206-400-9013 / 201-984-3326 / 202-602-6024 See all spam numbers...

    • 201-820-0832
    • 201-984-3326
    • 202-602-6024
    • 202-697-7183
    • 202-697-9244
    • 202-869-5942
    • 202-858-7484
    • 202-886-0575
    • 202-991-2840
    • 202-996-5017
    • 202-996-5783
    • 206-400-9013
    • 206-401-0746
    • 206-208-3445
    • 213-596-3261
    • 224-214-0870
    • 252-316-6438
    • 253-802-0612
    • 281-564-5464
    • 310-307-1537
    • 312-809-7918
    • 315-367-4271
    • 347-725-4187
    • 352-269-4091
    • 360-680-1239
    • 404-437-6424
    • 425-320-0582
    • 425-657-3130
    • 430-808-3486
    • 443-339-9109
    • 469-206-4346
    • 443-559-4971
    • 478-246-0507
    • 503-660-3823
    • 509-209-8681
    • 509-591-4607
    • 512-256-3573
    • 631-635-8223
    • 613-707-6435
    • 618-767-9713
    • 646-506-9909
    • 701-353-7157
    • 707-302-8710
    • 707-335-6435
    • 713-566-0065
    • 717-347-6717
    • 760-314-6838
    • 786-629-9095
    • 813-566-0065
    • 814-376-3473
    • 814-273-9726
    • 844-762-6195
    • 866-752-0973
    • 866-978-5964
    • 877-571-0197
    • 906-661-3382
    • 910-427-1341
    • 915-603-5071
    • 916-347-7984
    • 989-303-8118

Not too often we get calls this bad to our business number leaving full voicemail scare tactic message to truly display what type of scum live out there.

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Spam Hall of Shame – Someone Complimented You Text Message Scam

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Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyWelcome to our Spam Hall of Shame. Where we post some of the most bizarre, funny but potentially harmful scam/spam to the unknowing victim.

This spam showcases around Smishing, which is a type of scam done through text messaging.  Unfortunately anyone can be a target of this scam and doesn’t matter whether you provided your number with others.

Phone numbers in the U.S. follow a predicted value so a simply computer program can be created to obtain the numbers (everything from (111) – 111 – 1111 to (999) – 999 – 9999 for example.

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