Estafas 8 de diciembre de 2015
La estafa de la valoración de dominios funciona así:
Alguien te manda un email interesándose en comprarte un dominio. Cuando tú contestas, él requiere una tasación del dominio para verificar el valor. El estafador o bien es dueño de la empresa tasadora de dominios a la que dirige o bien obtiene dinero de ella a través de su programa de afiliados. Por supuesto no hay compra de dominio, que es la zanahoria.
Esta es la nueva oleada. Los emails intentan suplantar al Agente Registrador 123-Reg utilizando el email firstname.lastname@example.org. 123-reg-support.info redirige a 123-reg.co.uk, el Agente legítimo, pero el dominio no le pertenece a dicho Agente:
Our client is interested in purchasing [XXXXXXXXXXX].com.
The buyer is an investor from Qatar with a solid budget for different online projects. He is a professional investor with 17 years of experience. I located your contact information in a domain name whois lookup and understand that you own the domain name.
Are you still interested in selling?
I work for a hosting company based in UK. I help our clients to buy and sell intellectual properties. Do you have more names? Can you send a list?
Are you an experienced seller?
123 REG UK
El siguiente email intenta que coompres una valoración del dominio en SmartDomainSales.net:
The buyer will pay you the appraised value. I think it will be fair and secure for both parties. Based on my experience, I think your name is in $15,000 – $20,000 range and my client has enough funds to pay you this sum.
Do you have a certificate of the appraised value?
If you don’t have it’s not a problem. You can order it online. He needs it from a source he knows and trusts.
I’m also interested in a good estimate of the market price because he pays me % on each sale.
The process is very easy:
1. Go to the certificate agency site (see instructions below) and submit your domain for the certification. Please let them know you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will help you to get a better valuation. In the comment field please ask them to guarantee that the appraised value will be higher than the appraisal service fee. In this case you will not risk to pay and get a low appraisal. I suggest you this company because they protect you as the seller from getting a low appraised value. They will send you the payment instruction only if your domain is worth $1000 or higher. Otherwise your request will be declined and you will not pay hem anything. Other companies does not offer this option.
2. If your request will be approved, please pay them the fee and wait for 24 hours. Then send me the results via email and we will start the sale process. As soon as he receives your certificate, he will buy your domain via an escrow service. Any escrow service will be able to pay you via Paypal, Wire, Western Union or any other method you prefer.
He wants to ensure the safe delivery of the funds to you. Furthermore, since this is our first time conducting any business, I believe that using a third-party escrow service can provide a safe, well defined sale process.
The certificate must include only 2 things to be accepted by my buyer:
1. Independent valuation of the market price. Only manual valuation is accepted. No valuations generated by scripts.
2. Trademark infringement verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems. He would like this verification to be included in the appraisal report. It’s not a problem because some companies include the TM verification for free.
You can read about the recommended certification agency at Google Answers: http://archive.answers-google.org/answers/threadview/id/9618035.html (“Domain Broker” is my nickname there).
If you are new to certifications, I can send you step by step instructions.