Don’t Be Scammed – Beware of Web Services Scam Email

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If you own a website and have contact information available (who doesn’t, you do want people to engage with you right?) you have probably received emails like this. Generally spam traps get them, but sometimes a real human typed it up and send it out so they come through.

How to tell if this is a scam or simply spam mail? 

  • First major flag to tell the email is a scam, is  if someone wants to provide services and they use a free email account (@aol, @gmail, @hotmail etc..) run away, fast. This was was using a free/random @aol.com account. (I didn’t know aol.com was still a thing :)).
  • Second major flag is there is no phone number listed.
  • Third major flag is there is no address listed. And by law, random solicited emails are required to have the business address listed, and an unsubscribe button available.

These are typical sent out (from scripted program ran on computer) to try to get you to reply by email, which one, lets them know there is a real person behind that email, in which they will engage and try to obtain more information to either use maliciously or sell to other companies for other services you do not need.

Better yet, just add these email addresses to your list of spam/block filter and you will already be ahead of the game.

alan.digitalsolution@aol.com | all spam emails...

    • alan.digitalsolution@aol.com
    • john.digitalsolution@aol.com
    • gary.digitalsolution@aol.com
    • paul.digitalsolution@aol.com
    • admin@digitallyaheadteam.com
    • corinne@rankhow.com
    • luke69457hal@gmail.com
    • charlenebakari01@gmail.com
    • info@shaxiams.top
    • seekamp.hayden@gmail.com
    • thomas@charlestondigitalfirm.com
    • william@prodigital.live
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Don’t Be Scammed – Ignore The Domain Registry Expiration 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 spam 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 folks like these Domain Registry (from Jersey City, NJ) send letters in the mail to everyone that has a domain name stating their domain is about to expire and renew now.

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) and they get their money, many times without even providing any service.

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

So I first wrote about this other iDNS mail letter a couple of years ago, but my clients and myself are still receiving these, and from other company’s. 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. And worst, you lose access to your domain ownership if you do transfer.





This is considered unsolicited aggressive spam. 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 even 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 this one from 924 Bergen Ave, Suite #289, Jersey City, NF (Domain Registry),  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 Domain Registry Expiration Spam Letter” »

Save You Scam – Ignore the Your Computer Was Infected and Now Pay Me Blackmail Scam

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Here is a pretty decent cyber blackmail scam that can probably get the best of folks.

It is in a form of a blackmail via email stating they infected your PC, stole your personal info and recorded you on your webcam and for proof they provide a real password you have actually used  (or still do).

The blackmail comes into play as they are requesting you pay them via bitcoin or else they will send out the webcam recorded video(s) and all personal information. **DON’T FALL FOR THIS SCAM**





Yes, it is a real password that they include in the subject line along with “save you” verbiage. It truly is a password that you may have used and probably tied to the email account your receiving the email to.

But how did they get your info? Easy, with all the data breaches that have happened in the past several years, our data, including passwords have been leaked into the dark-web for crappy folks to buy and try to use and take advantage of folks just like this.

They are leveraging old data to promote fear into falling for the scam. Do note, if you still use the password they listed in the email for ANYTHING, go and change any accounts that are still using that password just for best practice.

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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 Apple ID Has Been Locked Email

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Here is another example of scammers trying to prey on the folks least expecting it. This time, it is the beloved and dedicated Apple users.

An Apple ID is an important piece of authentication when it comes to apple products. It is used on your Macbook Air, your ipod’s your Apple iPhones, access to the App Store and iTunes Store and more. Its what connects you to the Apple cloud.

So when a letter comes through, like this one which actually made it through spam filters, stating your Apple ID is locked and you have to visit the link to unlock you quickly, you might just do that without thinking twice.

But before you do, always call or visit the Apple’s site by manually typing in the Apple’s website (https://www.apple.com/).





So our clients have been receiving these in the mail. Your probably thinking, wait how does this relate to website stuff? Well plenty, considering over 50% of the users searching the web and visiting websites is all done on those smartphones. And 1/2 of those smart phones are some type of iPhone.

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