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beware of scam from eliteinvestment.net

Discussion in 'Domain Name Scams' started by byallnames, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. byallnames France

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    Hi All,

    I recently got the email below from someone at an eliteinvestment.net email address, expressing interest in my domain name. After doing a bit of research on them, I find out that others have gotten identical emails under different names since this August. From what several others have said, when you reply, the emailer writes back saying that he is willing to buy your domain at the price you indicate to them, BUT he wants you get an appraisal done from "a company that they trust".

    In short, it's a scam trying to get money from domain owners for a supposed appraisal!

    Regards,
    byallnames

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    Hello,

    Your domain name has been found online.

    Please let us know your price.

    We make money on selling and buying names and sites. Now the domain business is very attractive.

    Looking forward to do business with you.

    Regards,
    Joshua Knight
    Vice President
    Norway Capital Investment Group
     
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  3. Cazpa

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    I have got a very similar email from the same people, they said they was interested in one of my domains so I replyed "how much you offering", they then got back to me with an offer of $5000 lol.

    The domain has never seen a website and it for a very small niche so im interested to know how they worked that one out.
     
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    They may have worked out that you have $2000 in the bank and their cheque arrived for $7000, due to an error in the cheque department can you return the $2000 overpayment to them :p
     
  5. Cazpa

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    I shall just tell them to get their own valuation and bid via sedo, shame really because I would let em have the domain for a tenner lol.
     
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    :) He he...
    I wonder if anyone falls for their trick. I think most people just end up wasting their valuable and prized time with them.
     
  7. Skinner

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    Well my advice is tell them send the cheque, bang it in ya bank tell them you'll send them $XXX UGD, UGD/ZBD meaning Ugandan or Zimbabwe Dollars so $999 is about 11p ? hehehe, or once funds have cleared in 21 days you'll contact to confirm transfer :p
     
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