I have just recieved this in the post:
The site in question I do NOT know, but my name is on the whois and that worries me.
I am wondering whether this is a genuine email? I ask because this sounds like one, the organization name sounds astoundingly vague like that of a phishing scam, and I have no ties with the domain as I know it. When I access the site it it obviously hosted by Microsoft, as there is a Microsoft live logo that links back in the bottom right of the webpage and on the WHOIS search it lists Microsoft as the Tech Admin.
Could these be phishers who have taken my name from a WHOIS search?
Also, their site looks highly unprofessional, and that has me thinking the same too.
Have you ever purchased a domain name? If you have, its it about to expire?
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;4021562Have you ever purchased a domain name? If you have, its it about to expire?
No and no.
Well, then I highly doubt its legit. How can a domain you never purchased expire?
7th December 2003
Just google droa.com +scam to find out.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;4021571DROA.COM : Domain Name Scam
Heh, looks like I made the right decision to ask then. I didn't think it was legitimate for a company to send me mail harassing me to transfer as is.
Thanks, guys. Rep for all for keeping my ass off the pavement.
Piercing the veil.
9th August 2003
I used to receive quite a few "Bank of America" security verification requests.
A) I live in Europe and stash my cash in the bank of my choosing, never even heard of this bank before. B) Even if I did, the location the links were supposed to lead in the emails were HIGHLY dodgy. C) The "bank"'s email account was registered with yahoo.com. Yeah, right.
Same with the supposed eBay bronze powerseller program that I was supposed to be eligible for. If you know you're not affected by these bullshit offers, delete the email.