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Domain Name Renewal Scam

December 31, 2016

Surfpoint Web Solutions has been notified by some clients of an email based domain name renewal scam.

Scam Email

The email notification received by the registrant, claims that their domain is due for renewal listing the domain name of the registrant. Some emails mention that the registration expiry notice is for "Search Engine Submission" services. Obviously the recipients did not subscribe to this service in the first place, which means that the message merely appears as a "Domain Registration Renewal notice", aimed at fooling the recipient to pay it as a means of extending their domain registration.

We strongly advise customers to ignore these emails and always check WHOIS to confirm their domain registrar whenever they're unsure of the current domain name status.

If you are concerned about your WHOIS information listing your personal contact details, we recommend that you consider enabling Domain Privacy for your registrations. For full details on Domain Privacy click "here"

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