Scam Alert – New Domain Appraisal Scam: website-domain-hosting.com and Dirk Engelmann

Last month I found a scammer trying to use one of the oldest and most effective scams in the book, the Domain Appraisal Scam. This scam works when the scammer sends you an email indicating they would like to buy your domain name. You get all excited and send back a price, magically they agree, but first they want to see an appraisal from a “trusted” source.

In most of these scams they reference a blog post which recommends them, this site is also run by the scammer. The scammer owns the appraisal site and the blog, so when you get your appraisal they keep the money and disappear.

This scam has been going on for years now and I have always been committed to alerting the community to these the moment I know about them. The latest scam comes from the alias Dirk Engelmann with an email address from website-domain-hosting.com. IF you receive an email from this person, do not use their appraisal service, this is a scam not a real offer on your domain.

The email you will receive should look something like this:

I’m thinking about 14,000 – 15,000 USD for your domain. What do you think about this price range? I have 400,000 budget for 30-40 names.

But I need a professional valuation (domain appraisal) from you first. Without a professional appraisal we both cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. It will minimize my investing risks.

Of course, we must engage a valuation company with a REAL manual service. I don’t trust automated services from companies I’ve never heard about.

I also need an appraisal service which verifies a possible trademark infringement. It’s important for me to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. You should not worry about it. You don’t need to pay a fee for this trademark verification service. Some good appraisers include this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the
appraisal service.

To avoid mistakes I asked domain experts about reputable appraisal services with the trademark verification option. Please check this blog with suggestions from other sellers and buyers: http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/592164803.htm

If, for example, the valuation comes higher you can adjust your asking price accordingly. It will be fair.

After you send me the professional valuation via email (usually it takes 1-2days to obtain it) we’ll continue our negotiations.

What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

Hope we can come to an agreement fast.

Looking forward to your reply.

Please help spread the word so that nobody else falls for this scam. As always I will continue to alert you the moment I know of a new scammer. If you know have received an email from one of these scammers please feel free to share it in the comment section below.


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  • Jesse March 14, 2012, 11:39 am

    The effort these people will go to in order to scam a few bucks never ceases to amaze me.. I got a similar email about a year ago, fortunately the offer they initially made was about 40 times what the domain was worth (and I knew its value) so I just clicked spam and went on with my life.

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  • DNFblog.com March 14, 2012, 1:32 pm

    The problem, Morgan, is that it’s just as easy for the scammer to assume another name and start another website on a different domain name and perpetuate the scam.

    Names and website addresses matter little in this regard. What matters is that domainers know that any ‘buyer’ asking for an appraisal is a scammer.

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    • Morgan Linton March 14, 2012, 3:33 pm

      Very true Adam! That’s why it is important to post each name as they come-up with it, since they spam millions with the same name it just takes one or two of those people to read this post and avoid getting scammed.

      I can’t tell you how many people have lost money to these scams, and I get tons of emails from people saying I saved them from one scam or another thanks to my blog post about it ranking well on Google.

      One more scam domain and alias down the tubes!

      Reply
  • Ahmad El Shaweesh March 14, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Get one message from him but when I see his email I know direct he is a scammer 🙂
    thank you 

    Reply
  • Bruce Savage March 16, 2012, 7:21 am

    Morgan,I received the exact letter from the same person.  He offered $4000 but requested an appraisal.  I thought if he was an end user and wanted to develop the name, he would just pay what it would take to pry it from me.  Instead, the appraisal request made no sense.  If the appraisal was lower then $4000 why would I then hand it to him for a price less than he said he was willing to pay ?  If the appraisal was greater then $4000, he would effectively outbid himself.  Finally, I truly doubted a legit appraisal from a firm he recommended would come in exactly at $4000.  This reasoning led me to stop contact.  I had SEDO evaluate the name for free and it was estimated to be worth less than $500.  Keep up the good work.  You and your fiancee are a beacons of light in the Domain forest.  Until next time.Bruce,a fellow engineer

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    • Morgan Linton March 16, 2012, 10:07 am

      Thanks for sharing Bruce, glad to hear you did not fall for this scam!

      Also really appreciate the kind words about me and Daina, it’s been an amazing year for us, and we’re just getting started!!!

      Reply
  • LoveShaman March 18, 2012, 1:15 pm

    Next name, Robert Silberman. I didn’t go with his expensive appraisal…but at least I found out how much my domain was worth!

    Reply
  • TabletXtreme.com March 29, 2012, 6:07 pm

    Well I knew it was a scam as soon as I recieved the first reply but I toyed with the idea of seeing how far or creative they were for a few emails. There not that creative I tried suggesting many other domain appraisals and even in one email offered the domain at %10 of what he was offering he insisted i must use the “trusted” source. People these days they will try anything to make a dollar smh

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  • livethenow April 4, 2012, 1:20 pm

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  • Michelle Stevens April 13, 2012, 2:44 pm

    Aaron Rubinstein

    CEO

    Web Domain Hosting Inc.

    same message today 

    Reply
  • AppReleases April 13, 2012, 10:40 pm

    Aaron Rubinstein

    CEO

    Web Domain Hosting Inc.

    same message today

    Reply
  • Mike Ronmock April 19, 2012, 10:14 am

    same massage today from 
    ceo@web-name-service.com 
    Robert Taubman 

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  • Dennis Hannon May 2, 2012, 4:51 pm

    On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM, wrote:
    Hello!

    We are interested in purchasing ******. I noticed that it was for sale. Please let me know your price.

    Our company is investing in web projects and web names.

    If you sell more domains I will review them.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Fisher

    Vice President

    Hosting Clue Inc.

    Reply
  • Tom May 5, 2012, 4:21 am

    I received

    Hello!

    We are interested in purchasing vipbanque.com. I noticed that it was for sale. Please let me know your price.

    Our company is investing in web projects and web names.

    If you sell more domains I will review them.

    Best Regards,

    Who can tell me what is the scam? How the scam is done?

    Aaron Fisher

    Vice President

    Hosting Clue Inc.

    Reply
  • Tom May 5, 2012, 4:21 am

    How the scam is done? What is the scam?

    Reply
    • Morgan May 5, 2012, 12:06 pm

      @Tom – the scam works as follows. Someone emails you indicating they want to buy one of your domains for some large amount of money. You get excited and think you’re making a big sale. They tell you that in order to make the purchase you’ll need to get the domain appraised through an appraisal service. They then recommend a service that really is just linked directly to themselves.

      When you pay for the appraisal they keep the money and disappear. I know over 100 people that have been scammed by this.

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  • mike May 5, 2012, 1:52 pm

    I get this email in fall 2011, they were interested in one of my domains.
    They suggested two appraisal sites and wanted me to use those.
    They get my attention but very soon i found that it was a scam.

    Hello,

    We are interested in your domain name for sale.

    Please email us your desired price in USD or euros for the domain name in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email us yiur full list with prices for consideration.

    Looking forward to doing business with you.

    Regards,

    Bob Bertolini

    CEO

    domain-hosting-service.com

    Web Domains & Hosting LLC

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  • Jackson G May 6, 2012, 10:37 pm

    I was exited to receive the same mail as stated above. Thanks Morgan Linton..
    I just made a search for knowing who is the buyer…
    I received this from an email address domain-reg​istration[at]w​eb-name-ser​vice.com

    Hello!
    We are interested in purchasing CurrencyDeposit.com. I noticed that it was for sale. Please let me know your price.
    Our company is investing in web projects and web names.
    If you sell more domains I will review them.
    Best Regards,
    Aaron Fisher
    President
    Web Host Clue Inc.

    Thanks Morgan for this post… It save me too…

    Reply
  • Grant May 9, 2012, 7:48 am

    It is always a good idea to check out a website before you visit it for the first time. Many tools you can use. Scamadviser is possibly the best and most up-to-date. Just enter the website URL and see what the result is: http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/

    By checking the site you will get a clear idea of the site, ownership, registration, online trust etc. Scamadviser is one of the most trusted tools in the internet world for checking the scam or legitimacy of the website. Scamadviser gives you interesting and informative facts on the website you are searching for. Probably you will have almost all information to decide for yourself, whether a site is scam or not. You may share this tool, if you find it worth to use.

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  • Sunil May 15, 2012, 3:22 am

    I received a similar mail today. At first i was happy that i would sell my domain within 2 days of listing at SEDO. But when he offered 12000$ for a PR3 domain and 2 other sites and asked for an appraisal – I was suspicious as this offer was too good to be true. So i checked for reviews of the site – http://www.domain-cost.com/ and found some interesting reviews about the scam.
    Thanks for posting this info and review as i am new to domain selling and would have been cheated of my money at the beginning.

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  • nikoschrys May 23, 2012, 12:46 pm

    THANK YOU GYUS I SEE A LOT OF COMMONS HERE…..

    850 eur. Ok. In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished.

    1. I need a professional evaluation (appraisal) from you.

    It should be from an independent evaluation company. I don’t trust automated services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional evaluation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. I need the evaluation service with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service.

    I asked in the forum about reliable evaluation services. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/027819364.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Joshua Silberstein

    President

    Affordable Web Hosting Services Inc.

    Reply
  • mick May 26, 2012, 3:54 pm

    Hi guys, glad I researched this quickly. I got exactly the same email, but written by a guy named Robert schulman.
    Thanks for the heads up!!
    Mick

    Reply
  • Alan May 28, 2012, 9:46 am

    Same as Mick, received it from a Robert Schulman with a email address from Domain-Name-Registration.

    Reply
  • Robert K. May 31, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I was looking to clean up my credit, so I went to the site zerodownexpertz.com. They claim that they will clean up your credit and get you funding. I signed up for the program and ordered credit monitoring. They say they will contact you in 72 hours. After a week went by and know one contacted me, I decided to reply to the email I was sent from them.

    I replied to the email they sent me several times but my emails came back Non-Deliverable. At this point I became suspicious. I began to do research on how to get some information on this company and its owner. Low and behold, I went to whois.com and found the owner’s name, phone number, and address.

    I called the owner and he answered. I explained to him my situation. He told me there is no more room in the program. I said, thats okay could you refund me my money for purchasing the credit monitoring. He advised me to call the credit monitoring company.

    To make a long story short I did research on him and revealed his scam.

    He gets paid every time someone signs up for credit monitoring. His credit repair and funding is a fraud. That is just bait to entice you into purchasing the credit monitoring. He will do whatever, just to trick you into signing up. What a waste of time and money.

    Steer clear of zerodownexpertz.com and the owner:
    Benjamin Zimunya
    4926 Sandy Trail
    Apison, Tennessee 37302
    (423) 760-1747

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  • Michael R May 31, 2012, 9:09 pm

    Thanks Again!!!
    Got an email from a Robert Schulman saying that he wanted to purchase a domain from me. Exact forum link that was used when whoever it was, was using the name Dirk Englemann. http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/639420581.htm. What a rip!!

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  • anonimous June 5, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Hello!

    We are interested in purchasing xxxxxxx.com. I found it was for sale on Sedo.

    Please let me know your price. We are interested in purchasing.

    P. S.
    If you have more items for sale please let me know your auction links.

    Best Regards,

    Albert Chapman

    President

    Affordable Web Design and Hosting Inc.
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    in the second email:
    Dear xxxxx,

    I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be
    accomplished.

    1. I need a professional evaluation (appraisal) from you.

    It should be from an independent evaluation company. I don’t trust automated
    services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional evaluation we both cannot be sure in the final sale
    price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. I need the evaluation service with a trademark verification. It’s
    important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal
    service.

    I asked in the forum about reliable evaluation services. Please read this
    information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/740531692.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you
    send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to
    obtain it) we’ll be doing business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire
    transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Reply
  • Anonimous G June 12, 2012, 8:41 am

    Hey, I think you have a good post going on and your are definitely up in google. Can you make a post with all the names sent to you of scammers. I think it would help identify them faster rather than going through all the comments. Or even add the list below this post.

    I got an email also from the newly acclaimed… (Process was just as with the above anonimous)
    Best Regards,
    Albert Chapman
    President
    affordable-web-services.com

    The site worked when I checked it the other day but now its down. they already ran. I am glad to have found your post. I almost went through with the appraisal since SEDO doesn’t do the TM infringement. But then I found it strange that http://www.name-experts.com/ includes them for free, a website that doesn’t look half as professional. Even if it did It seemed to good to be true. He barely made an effort to negotiate and brought the price down so care free from 10,000 to 9,000. as if it made such a difference.

    Also, why offer to pay via paypal when it is for sale through SEDO? These people are so foolish.

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  • Jon Parks June 14, 2012, 12:28 pm

    David Sherman is now the name this jackass is using. BEWARE “DAVID SHERMAN”.

    TEXT BELOW. What a scumbag!
    Jon,

    I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be
    accomplished.

    1. I need a professional evaluation (appraisal) from you.

    It should be from an independent evaluation company. I don’t trust automated
    services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional evaluation we both cannot be sure in the final sale
    price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. I need the evaluation service with a trademark verification. It’s
    important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal
    service.

    I asked in the forum about reliable evaluation services. Please read this
    information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/851642703.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you
    send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to
    obtain it) we’ll be doing business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire
    transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best Regards,

    David Sherman

    Reply
  • Keith June 21, 2012, 7:47 pm

    I recently bought a domain and got one of these emails in just two days. I was offered $8000usd for my domain which is new and parked. So beware of this one as well.

    His “supposed name” is Aaron Greenberg (CEO) affordable-web-services.com

    Keith

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  • Imran July 1, 2012, 2:53 am

    Thanks alot Morgan, you saved me 🙂

    Reply
    • Morgan July 2, 2012, 12:30 pm

      Awesome – good to hear @Imran!

      Reply
  • Sanju July 7, 2012, 11:24 am

    WOW ! This is great! Just got this offer for one of my domains. The guy has changed his name to Robert Schneider and Email Id to domain-business@lowcost-hosting.com and used the exact same link on http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/295086247.htm to scam and fraud me.

    Here is the email I got ! Luckily I got suspicious and searched the internet and came across this wonderful site! I am just including his new name so that other people are not scammed.

    —————————
    In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be
    accomplished.

    1. I need a professional evaluation. It should be from an independent company. I don’t trust automated services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional evaluation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. I need the evaluation service with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisal service.

    I asked in the forum about reliable evaluation services. Please read this
    information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/295086247.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you
    send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to
    obtain it) we’ll be doing business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire
    transfer, PayPal.com or something else

    Best Regards,

    Robert Schneider

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.

    Reply
  • cj July 13, 2012, 12:33 am

    The jack ass name is now Mark Goldberg,

    Hello!

    We are interested in purchasing (removed).com. I found it was for sale on Sedo.

    Please let me know your price. We are interested in purchasing.

    P. S.
    If you have more items for sale please let me know your auction links.

    Best Regards,

    Mark Goldberg

    President

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.
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  • Tomby July 14, 2012, 8:24 am

    Hi,
    I got that scam email too, its now calling :
    Mark Goldberg, and he is using domain: lowcost-hosting.com
    The domain used is registered about a month ago !
    Be careful 🙂

    Reply
  • Tomby July 14, 2012, 8:25 am

    I believe someone should submit an abuse to godaddy hosters!

    Reply
  • Dan July 16, 2012, 10:24 am

    He strikes again

    Best Regards,

    David Kaplan

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.
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    and deleting it from your computer.
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  • Jimmy Jones July 17, 2012, 7:08 am

    Got that same email myself and decided to dig deeper….

    So I checked out the domain lowcost-hosting.com whois and noticed the domain has privacy on but when you go to http://www.lowcost-hosting.com its redirected to http://www.webhostingclue.com/ and if you check the whois http://whois.domaintools.com/webhostingclue.com there is no privacy:

    Registrant:
    Yin Cai
    Unit 2008, 22/F, Wu Chung House
    213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
    HongKong, HongKong 510098
    Hong Kong

    So is David Kaplan, CEO Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc. really:

    Yin Cai
    Unit 2008, 22/F, Wu Chung House
    213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
    HongKong, HongKong 510098
    Hong Kong

    or is he just using someone elses name etc 🙂

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  • Jimmy Jones July 17, 2012, 8:04 am

    After reading through the forum I checked out all the domains the scam artists have sent from:

    http://www.internet-domain-investing.com
    http://www.web-name-service.com
    http://www.affordable-web-services.com
    http://www.lowcost-hosting.com

    and they all redirect to http://www.webhostingclue.com/

    Owned by:
    Yin Cai
    Unit 2008, 22/F, Wu Chung House
    213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
    HongKong, HongKong 510098
    Hong Kong

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  • Fstab July 17, 2012, 10:43 am

    Hey, i have another one:

    In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished:

    1. I need a valuation report from an independent company.

    This is the appraisal of your domain in your local currency. It’s not necessary to have a site with traffic to appraise a domain. The valuators will value name by it’s length, marketability etc. Without the report we cannot be sure in the price.

    2. I need the valuation report with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/417208469.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best Regards,

    David Kaplan

    CEO

    Reply
  • Sherry Sparkes July 18, 2012, 2:01 pm

    I almost fell for this today! I’m so glad I decided to investigate. Thanks for the information!

    Reply
  • Cor Aarns July 18, 2012, 3:10 pm

    Latest one :

    “Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing xxxxxxx.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    P. S.
    If you also have wedding, sport, banking, adult, short (3-6 letter) names, please let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Korogodsky

    Chief Operating Officer

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.

    Reply
  • Borchardt July 25, 2012, 12:33 am

    Scammer!

    “Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing 2handsoftware.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with
    prices.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Bautista

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.”

    “How about 40000 eur? Are you a member of domain forums or other communities? Did you sell a
    domain before?
    Best regards,

    Alex Bautista

    CEO”

    “Hello Alex Bautista,

    I and you know, that the domain http://www.2handsoftware.com is worth much more expansive. The goverment has since 1 month confirmed, advertising given that second-hand software licenses are allowed to be sold. And this is one of the best domains for selling second hand software. 
    So please make an better and realist Offer.

    I sell my domains on Sedo

    Greetings”
    “Great! In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished:

    1. I need a valuation report from an independent company.
     
    This is the appraisal of your domain in your local currency.  It’s not necessary to have a site with traffic to appraise a domain. The valuators will value name by it’s length, marketability etc. Without the report we cannot be sure in the price.
     
    2. I  need  the valuation report with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.
     
    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/528319570.htm
     
    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method:  Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?
     
     
    Best regards,

    Alex Bautista

    CEO”

    Reply
  • Globe July 25, 2012, 2:07 am

    Next one:

    “Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing *************.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    P. S.
    If you also have wedding, sport, banking, adult, short (3-6 letter) names,
    please let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Bautista

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.”

    Reply
  • ScamBuster July 25, 2012, 11:57 pm

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing ************.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.

    sent from investment@lowcost-hosting.com

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Edelstein

    President

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.

    Reply
  • James King July 26, 2012, 5:01 am

    Hi Guys

    Recieved today with a new name for scammer man……..

    Hello! I’m interested in purchasing 2m2weightloss.com. Please let me know your price. Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business. If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices. Best Regards, Alex Edelstein President Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.========================================================NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privilegedinformation that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Anyviewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message byunintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received thismessage in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the messageand deleting it from your computer.========================================================

    Hope this helps someone

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  • Zhao July 27, 2012, 1:44 am

    Here is another one:

    Hello!
    I’m interested in purchasing http://www.GroupCruises.org/
    Please let me know your price.
    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.
    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.
    Best Regards,
    Alex Bautista
    CEO
    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.

    Are you a member of domain forums or other communities? Did you sell a
    domain before?
    Best regards,
    Alex Bautista
    CEO

    Great 🙂 In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished:
    1. I need a valuation report from an independent company.
    This is the appraisal of your domain in your local currency. It’s not necessary to have a site with traffic to appraise a domain. The valuators will value name by it’s length, marketability etc. Without the report we cannot be sure in the price.
    2. I need the valuation report with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.
    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.
    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/528319570.htm
    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.
    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

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  • Daniel July 27, 2012, 3:22 pm

    New name, same bullshit:

    Best Regards,

    Alex Edelstein

    President

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.
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  • Dave Jones July 28, 2012, 5:02 am

    Here’s another email from this fraudster:


    From: admin@lowcost-hosting.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing xyz.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Bautista

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.”

    ‘Alex Bautista’ gets abusive when one doesn’t go ahead with his domain name appraisal scam.

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  • Antiscammer July 29, 2012, 11:56 am

    This is my story:

    (1) from admin@lowcost-hosting.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing tangonale.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    P. S.
    If you also have wedding, sport, banking, adult, short (3-6 letter) names, please let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Bautista

    Chief Operating Officer

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.
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    (2)

    How about 12000 eur? Are you a member of domain forums or other communities? Did you sell a
    domain before?

    Best Regards,

    Alex

    (3)

    In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished:

    1. I need a valuation report from an independent company.

    This is the appraisal of your domain in your local currency. It’s not necessary to have a site with traffic to appraise a domain. The valuators will value name by it’s length, marketability etc. Without the report we cannot be sure in the price.

    2. I need the valuation report with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/528319570.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best Regards,

    Alex

    (4)

    Great. I accept your evaluation certificate. Looks very professional.

    If I buy it now, I won’t be able to sell for two months. ICAAN prohibits
    transfers during 2 months after purchasing. I cannot violate their policy.

    Anyway, I will keep my word regarding doing business with you. I have
    several potential buyers among my clients. One of them is interested in
    purchasing but he can afford it after one month.

    I will ask him about making a deposit to hold the domain. So if he places
    the deposit and decides to cancel, the deposit is non-refundable. Ok?

    Anyway, I suggest you not to reserve for one month for that client. I’m
    sure I can sell it to other buyers during this month. I will work for 15-17%
    upon every sale. I’m very good at sales and will earn us good cash.

    Please don’t worry. You will not pay a penny. The buyer will pay my
    commission. I will do all the job. I’ve already bought the opt-in lists to
    promote your domains. I’ve invested about $250 in the promotion.

    I’m going to use your evaluation in my promotion. Is it ok?

    Let me know what you think about my offer. I’m very interested in doing
    business with you.

    bla bla bla so I stopped that

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  • Antiscammer July 29, 2012, 11:58 am

    and there was another one (parallel):

    (1) from hosting@lowcost-hosting.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing tiscr.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Edelstein

    President

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.
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    (2)

    Can you accet 16000? Are you a member of domain forums or other communities? Did you sell a
    domain before?

    Best Regards,
    Alex Edelstein
    President

    (3)

    This is not a spam. We are interested in your domain.
    Best Regards,
    Alex Edelstein

    AGAIN: be careful

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  • Van Dalton July 29, 2012, 3:41 pm

    Alex Edelstein ((hosting@lowcost-hosting.com) contacted me via email and ran the same scam by me…I guess he is looking for idiots…I own several thousand domain names, and he ran into the wrong person….KARMA is gonna get you “Alex EdelSTEIN”

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  • Jovanny July 29, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Thanks for your review of this scams, I saw this post before I fall in this. I received an email at July 27, from hosting@lowcost-hosting.com signed by Alex Edelstein, asking for an appraisal to buy my domain, they recommended http://www.forum-windows-club.com but it´s the same method used to scam others. When you pay they keep the money and disappear. I think we must investigate who´s the domain registrant and the owner of the Paypal account, to catch those scams.

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  • mvt July 30, 2012, 1:35 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing helldigital.com

    Please let me know your price.

    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Edelstein

    President

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.

    send from: hosting@lowcost-hosting.com

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  • Nicolas August 1, 2012, 2:11 am

    Same here, new name.

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing qrify.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Zuckerberg

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.

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  • Lorie August 1, 2012, 3:37 pm

    hosting@lowcost-hosting.com
    Jul 28 (4 days ago)
    to me
    Hello!
    I’m interested in purchasing NJwaves.com.
    Please let me know your price.
    Our company is in hosting, web development and domain investing business.
    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.
    Best Regards,
    Alex Edelstein
    President

    I wrote him back and said “If your truly interested in my domain you will take on all expenses including appraisals that you feel are necessary. Now that we are clear on that here is my price for my domain” LOL , Lets see if he will email me back, hehehe.

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  • Antiscammer August 2, 2012, 12:20 am

    yet another one:

    (1) message from me:
    Hello,

    For first-time business we only accept transfers via SEDO. Please make an offer under links stated below (for domains you signaled interest). We do not accept foreign appraisals.

    Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.

    Kind regards,

    (2) answer:
    Unfortunately, we cannot proceed without the appraisal from a source
    we trust.

    There will be no deal without appraisal from a trusted source. This simple
    rule has saved me a lot of money and time. So I hope you will change your
    position. Let’s do business the right way.

    Best Regards,

    Alex Edelstein

    President

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  • Paloma (Spain) August 5, 2012, 2:08 pm

    Thak you very much, you have saved me. This is the mail I have recieved, even with a photo of Aaron Zuckerberg:

    “I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished:

    1. I need a valuation report from an independent company.

    This is the appraisal of your domain in your local currency. It’s not necessary to have a site with traffic to appraise a domain. The valuators will value name by it’s length, marketability etc. Without the report we cannot be sure in the price.

    2. I need the valuation report with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/740531792.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best regards,

    Aaron Zuckerberg

    CEO”

    Reply
  • Rythm August 5, 2012, 2:22 pm

    Thanks I got the same email from Aaron Zuckerberg. What a douche.

    Reply
  • Anonym August 9, 2012, 5:37 pm

    Thanks for the post. I got a similar mail 4 days back, that is exactly 1 day after I listed it on Sedo.
    But this time, with a different name 🙂

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing ———-.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company also provides cheap and effective hosting solutions.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Berenbaum

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.
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  • Mike August 11, 2012, 6:07 am

    Back in last year, this scammer tried to impress me thru some fake forum (not namepros)…
    This forum no longer exist, maybe some new one built?

    To avoid mistakes I asked domain experts about reputable appraisal companies. Please check this blog with suggestions from other sellers and buyers:
    http://www.thenamepros.com/Archive/61957348.htm

    Bob Bertolini ceo@domain-hosting-service.com

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  • Ian August 12, 2012, 11:55 pm

    Well, they NEARLY had me!! Their domain name has changed and I’m SO glad I read this before I did anything!!

    WATCH OUT FOR: http://www.lowcost-hosting.com

    Same emails – same con.

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  • Antiscammer August 13, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Be careful: http://www.mywindowsclub.com is forwarding to -> http://www.techulator.com/, an Indian club :-S

    Reply
  • Stanko August 14, 2012, 4:07 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing clockwell.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company also provides cheap and effective hosting solutions.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Berenbaum

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions Inc.
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  • Anonymous August 20, 2012, 5:07 pm

    This happened to me. The guy made me purchase an appraisal for over $300.00 and then disappeared.

    Albert Chapman

    On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 11:44 PM, Albert Chapman >> buy-domain-name@affordable-web-services.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> **
    >>>> I’m sure we will sell in July.
    >>>>
    >>>> Best Regards,
    >>>>
    >>>> Albert Chapman
    >>>>
    >>>> President
    >>>>
    >>>>

    I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be
    accomplished.

    1. I need a professional evaluation (appraisal) from you.

    It should be from an independent evaluation company. I don’t trust automated
    services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional evaluation we both cannot be sure in the final sale
    price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. I need the evaluation service with a trademark verification. It’s
    important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal
    service.

    I asked in the forum about reliable evaluation services. Please read this
    information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/740531692.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you
    send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to
    obtain it) we’ll be doing business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire
    transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

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  • Emre OTLU August 21, 2012, 2:27 pm

    The same happened just recently. Thank you for the article. Sbd. should be able to stop that man.

    2012/8/21 Aaron Shapiro

    I can offer 850 usd for both. In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished:

    1. I need a valuation report from an independent company.

    This is the appraisal of your domain in your local currency. It’s not necessary to have a site with traffic to appraise a domain. The valuators will value name by it’s length, marketability etc. Without the report we cannot be sure in the price.

    2. I need the valuation report with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/184975136.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best regards,

    Aaron Shapiro

    President

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Emre OTLU
    To: hosting@cheap-web-hosting-search.com
    Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:10 PM
    Subject: Re: irareviews.com

    Dear Sir,

    I’ve two domain names for sale and they’re all listed on sedo.com with fixed price. You can easily purchase the domain name that you are interested in via sedo.com.

    irareviews.com $450 usd
    greenplazahotel.com $460 usd

    Best Regards,
    Dr. Emre OTLU M.D.

    2012/8/21
    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing irareviews.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Shapiro

    President

    Web Hosting Search Solutions Inc.
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  • Daan August 26, 2012, 7:45 am

    I got scammed by mr. ‘Shapiro’ too. Trying to get a refund through paypal, let’s see what happens. Serves me right for being a dumb ass.

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  • numz September 1, 2012, 7:23 am

    I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. Please send me an appraisal.

    This is the certificate of price. Even if you don’t have a traffic they will value the domain.

    2. I need a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.sensor..

    f the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Reply
  • JB September 7, 2012, 3:08 pm

    Very glad that I found your posts!

    This is what I received:

    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. Please send me an appraisal certificate. Even if you don’t have a traffic they will value your domain.

    2. We’d like to know your property has no problems with trademarks. Some good appraisal companies include this option in the valuation report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/539420681.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or so

    Best regards,

    David Gosman

    President

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  • andy g September 8, 2012, 10:57 am

    “David Gillerman” from provider@cheap-web-hosting-search.com tried it with me:

    In order to process with the deal I need two things: 1. Please send me an appraisal. This is the certificate of price. Even if you don’t have a traffic they will value the domain. 2. I need a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report. Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results. Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option …. etc etc

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  • Nick Rollins September 14, 2012, 11:16 am

    Wow I am glad I decided to do a little research on this “David Gosman, CEO of Hosting Services Solutions” before going any further with any kind of negotiation. A little dissapointed now that I know that it is a scam, but nevertheless THANK YOU for posting this online! This is what I received in my e-mail:

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing selling-agent.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    David Gosman

    President

    Hosting Search Solutions Inc.
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  • Marco September 19, 2012, 7:29 am

    Always the same

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing sicherheitstest.org

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    David Gosman

    President

    Hosting Search Solutions Inc.
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  • shanon September 20, 2012, 1:19 am

    Recieved one the other day also: As per first comment I have hundreds of domains and only go through sedo — from: business@cheap-web-hosting-search.com :

    I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. Please send me an appraisal certificate. Even if you don’t have a traffic they will value your domain.

    2. We’d like to know your property has no problems with trademarks. Some good appraisal companies include this option in the valuation report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/640531792.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best regards,

    Michael Friedberg

    CEo

    Reply
  • Florian September 21, 2012, 6:29 am

    Same here : from : business@cheap-web-hosting-search.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing ——.com .

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Friedberg

    CEO

    Hosting Search Solutions Inc.
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    the link blog : http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/640531792.htm
    The service : trademark-valuation-agency.com

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  • Mephizto September 24, 2012, 3:14 am

    All the same here:

    “Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing liveoracles.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Berlinski

    President

    Hosting Net Solutions Inc.”

    Too bad he ran into a fraud analyst 🙂 So I already filed the police report and contacted Domains by Proxy & GoDaddy to take the necessary steps. Sooner or later we’ll have all the necessary information (IP-s, names he used, etc.) to track this little prick down.
    So long, sucker.

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  • BigDomo September 25, 2012, 11:39 am

    I got the same message today:
    from:
    best-hosts@cheap-web-hosting-search.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing goweasel.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Berlinski

    President

    Hosting Net Solutions Inc.
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  • Michael September 25, 2012, 6:22 pm

    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. Please send me an appraisal certificate. Even if you don’t have a traffic they will value your domain.

    2. We’d like to know your property has no problems with trademarks. Some good appraisal companies include this option in the valuation report.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/751642903.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best regards,

    Michael Berlinski

    President

    ——————————————————
    This comes after listing some domains on SEDO.

    Reply
  • andy g September 29, 2012, 7:55 am

    Hi Morgan, I too have had a series of emails from “David Gillerman”. Whoever is operating this didn’t seem to get it when I kept telling him that I know this is a scam and kept sending out fresh emails. I dedicated a page on my site to help spread the word about this scam! Thanks.

    Reply
  • Mark Seidman scammer October 4, 2012, 4:24 am

    i recieved the same scam From: chief-executive-officer@sni-investment.com , this time the guy is called Mark Seidman CEO

    I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. I need a professional evaluation (appraisal) from you.

    It should be from an independent evaluation company. I don’t trust automated services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional evaluation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. I need the evaluation service with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:

    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/973864125.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best regards,

    Mark Seidman

    CEO

    Reply
  • Trevor October 5, 2012, 11:38 am

    I got exactly the same from Mark Seidman.

    Well, not quite the same .. he offered my 15,000 usd !!
    My domain must be better than yours !

    Reply
  • shub October 7, 2012, 1:51 am

    Today :

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing golfgamepoker.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We invest a lot on domain names, web servers to bring the reliable, fast and secured hosting solution for online business.

    Feel free to email me if you have something else for sale.

    Best Regards,

    David Rosenfeld

    President

    SNI Investment Financial Services
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    NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privileged
    information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any
    viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by
    unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
    message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message
    and deleting it from your computer.
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  • Cb October 7, 2012, 1:55 pm

    Just got this one today, glad I found this tidbit of advice. Anyone have any further advice for dealing with this? Or just ignore and mark as spam?

    From David Rosenfeld at sni-investment@sni-investment.com

    I hope you know the procedure. In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. I need a valuation certificate.

    It should be from a reliable site. I don’t trust automated services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional valuation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service. I need the evaluation service with the TM verification.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/726951038.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Reply
  • Carsten Block October 9, 2012, 7:42 am

    Hi!

    Today my mailbox was hit too. Glad I found this report right here. Thanks a lot!

    From: sni-investment@sni-investment.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing schadensreport.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We invest a lot on domain names, web servers to bring the reliable, fast and secured hosting solution for online business.

    Feel free to email me if you have something else for sale.

    Best Regards,

    David Rosenfeld

    President

    SNI Investment Financial Services
    ========================================================
    NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privileged
    information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any
    viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by
    unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
    message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message
    and deleting it from your computer.
    ========================================================

    Reply
  • scott welington October 9, 2012, 5:49 pm

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing canablis.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We invest a lot on domain names, web servers to bring the reliable, fast and secured hosting solution for online business.

    Feel free to email me if you have something else for sale.

    Best Regards,

    David Rosenfeld

    President

    SNI Investment Financial Services
    ========================================================
    NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privileged
    information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any
    viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by
    unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
    message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message
    and deleting it from your computer.
    ========================================================

    Reply
  • Carsten Block October 11, 2012, 1:08 am

    ..and another try:

    From: unix@best-unix-hosting-plans.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing xraysmilitaria.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We invest a lot on domain names, web servers to bring the reliable, fast and secured hosting solution for online business.

    Feel free to email me if you have something else for sale.

    Best Regards,

    David Wagner

    President

    Best Unix Hoting Plans
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    NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privileged
    information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any
    viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by
    unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
    message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message
    and deleting it from your computer.
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  • flaps October 11, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing iparcasi.com.

    Please let me know your price.

    We invest a lot on domain names, web servers to bring the reliable, fast and secured hosting solution for online business.

    Feel free to email me if you have something else for sale.

    Best Regards,

    David Wagner

    President

    Best Unix Hoting Plans

    Reply
  • beleza October 11, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Just saved 100 Euros, I wanted to invest it for two appraisals. Fortunately I checked before in the internet about this suspicious request…

    see here:

    From: best-hosts@cheap-web-hosting-search.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing ——.biz.

    Please let me know your price.

    We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.

    If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Berlinski

    President

    Hosting Net Solutions Inc.
    ========================================================
    NOTICE – This communication may contain confidential and privileged
    information that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any
    viewing, copying or distribution of, or reliance on this message by
    unintended recipients is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
    message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message
    and deleting it from your computer.
    ========================================================

    ——————————————————————————————————–
    Another Email from Michael:
    ——————————————————————————————————–

    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. Send me a valuation certificate.

    Even if you don’t have traffic or a web site, it’s not a problem to get the online valuation.

    2. We need to know your property has no trademark infringements.

    It’s not a problem. Serious appraisers add this TM verification to the appraisal certificate.

    Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 1-2 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/751642903.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best regards,
    Michael Berlinski
    President

    Reply
  • Rudy October 12, 2012, 8:52 pm

    Just receive similar email :

    I offer you 10 000 usd for this. I have 105 000 budget for 10-12 domains.

    I hope you know the procedure. In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. I need a valuation certificate.

    It should be from a reliable site I trust. It will minimize our risks.

    2. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service. I need the evaluation service with the TM verification.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.forum-windows-club.com/Archive/726951038.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Best regards,

    David Rosendfeld

    President

    Reply
  • M October 15, 2012, 2:48 pm

    JUST GOT THIS AND THOUGHT THE FIRST WAS A REAL EMAIL . THANKS FOR THIS SITE !!!

    I offer you 12000 usd for this. I have 115,000 budget for 15-20 domains.

    I hope you know the procedure. In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. I need a valuation certificate.

    It should be from a reliable site. I don’t trust automated services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional valuation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service. I need the evaluation service with the TM verification.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.windows-7-forums.comArchive/973864125.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?

    Reply
  • D October 17, 2012, 4:29 am

    unix@best-unix-hosting-plans.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing shopping-luxury.com.

    I’d like to buy it. What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    CEO

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Hossain Ahmed October 21, 2012, 12:32 am

    I got one SOB trying to pull this scam with me just 30 mins back. Thanks to almighty, I googled him. And no surprise his imaginary company was no where to be found in google!

    This was his mail:

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing domain.com.

    I’d like to buy it. What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    CEO

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    what a douche~!

    Reply
  • Brad October 21, 2012, 3:35 am

    I got one as well, he advised http://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/948173250.htm

    ——————————
    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing ikwilwerken.com.

    I’d like to buy it. What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    CEO

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Pete Loxham October 21, 2012, 12:11 pm

    See below with some of the sites they are now using, I’m stringing along for some fun!
    ——————————————————————————————
    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing paygdeals.com.

    I’d like to buy it. What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    CEO

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ————————————————-

    Hi,

    The price is open to offer, what price did you have in mind? I also have about 30 similar domains you may be interested in.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Regards

    —————————————————————————
    Peter,

    I can offer 7500 usd. Do you visit domain forums? Have you sold names before?
    Best regards,
    Best Unix Hosting Plans

    ————————————————————–
    Hi,

    Thanks for the offer, I don’t visit domain forums very much (is this a problem)and this is my first domain sale, how would you like to proceed?

    —————————————————————
    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. I need a valuation certificate.

    It should be from a reliable site I trust. It will minimize our risks.

    2. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service. I need the evaluation service with the TM verification.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/948173250.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    How do you want to be paid: PayPal, wire or CC?

    ——————————————————-

    note the forum registered 11th October 2012,

    the domain appraisal

    http://www.trademark-valuation-agency.com/appraisal.htm registered 6th September, lets get him a little excited

    —————————————————————————-
    Hi,

    Yes no problem, I have another 25 domains I think you may be interested in, if I could send them over and if you could let me know if you’re interested I could get them all appraised at once and take advantage of their bulk pricing?

    ————————————————————————————–
    Ok. Just email me these names and I will select the best ones.

    Best regards,

    Best Unix Hosting Plans
    —————————————————–

    any thoughts on what I should mail him 🙂

    Reply
  • J October 21, 2012, 11:04 pm

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing subicfood.com.

    I’d like to buy it. What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    CEO

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Steve October 23, 2012, 3:38 pm

    “Aaron'” appears to have been busy last few of days.

    I replied back w/$1000 BIN & he agreed in next email –always suspicious…

    Told him transaction would go through eCop and it’s been quite since.

    Let’s see what happens next.

    Think I smell a request for an appraisal coming…

    ***********************

    On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at …, wrote:

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing [domain name].

    I’d like to buy it. What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    CEO

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    Reply
  • Jen October 26, 2012, 9:38 am

    I just received this email below a few moments ago.

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing alarmsystemsdeals.com.
    What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Abraham Levinson

    President

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • michael October 27, 2012, 1:33 pm

    Received this one two days ago — with a bit more detail and forum scam links.
    Beware of best-unix-hosting-plans.com windows-7-forums.com backlinks

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing chevauxetbaionnettes.com.

    I’d like to buy it. What is your price?

    Our company invests in many different web projects and Internet names are a part of our investing strategy.

    If you have a portfolio of names feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    CEO

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.


    Michael,

    I offer you 10 000 usd for this. I have 105 000 budget for 10-12 domains.

    Even if you did not sell domains before I hope you know the procedure.
    In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. I need a valuation certificate.

    It should be from experts I know and trust. Without a professional valuation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price.It will minimize our risks. If you don’t know what the valuation (appraisal) means please read this blog hxxp://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/059284361 . htm

    2. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service. I need the evaluation service with the TM verification.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    hxxp://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/059284361 . htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    How do you want to be paid: PayPal, wire or CC?

    Best regards,

    Aaron Grossman

    Best Unix Hosting Plans

    Reply
  • FrischeDiaet October 28, 2012, 2:19 am

    Got the same message from Abraham, with request for an appraisal in the next mail
    ———
    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing crowdscreening.com.
    What is your price?

    We are in hosting business and my company invests in different web projects and domain names.

    If you have a portfolio of names for sale feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Abraham Levinson

    President

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • nasbr October 28, 2012, 6:33 pm

    The latest scam comes from the alias Abraham Levinson with an email address from best-unix-hosting-plans.com. IF you receive an email from this person, do not use their appraisal service, this is a scam not a real offer on your domain.

    Reply
  • Knut October 29, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Next One:

    I offer you 10 000 usd for this. I have 105 000 budget for 10-12 domains.

    Even if you did not sell domains before I hope you know the procedure. In order to process with the deal I need two things:

    1. Since your name is worth over 400 usd I need a valuation certificate.

    It should be from experts I know and trust. Without a professional valuation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price.It will minimize our risks. If you don’t know what the valuation (appraisal) means please read this blog http://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/160395472.htm

    2. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service. I need the evaluation service with the TM verification.

    Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
    http://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/160395472.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    How do you want to be paid: PayPal, wire or CC?

    Best Regards,

    Abraham Levinson

    President

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    Reply
  • Javier November 2, 2012, 10:27 am

    Funny! Just happened to us. In our case was “Michael Bitterman” from best-unix-hosting-plans.com
    I don’t know, this is sad and funny at the same time.

    Thanks for the post!

    All the best,
    Javier

    Reply
  • Steve November 2, 2012, 9:23 pm

    yeah, i have been approched by one of these scum bags

    Reply
  • Thuy Tran November 4, 2012, 4:04 am

    and this from my email :

    1st mail :

    —–

    Hello!

    I’m interested in purchasing yupw.com.
    I’ve found it at Sedo. Please email me your price.

    I’m in hosting business and invest in domains and web projects.

    If you have a portfolio of names for sale feel free to email me.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Bitterman

    President

    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    ***********************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    —-

    2nd mail :

    $2800 – Ok. In order to process with the deal I need two small things to be accomplished.

    1. I need a professional evaluation (appraisal) from you.

    It should be from an independent evaluation company. I don’t trust automated services from companies I’ve never heard about.

    Without a professional evaluation we both cannot be sure in the final sale price. It will minimize the investing risks.

    2. I need the evaluation service with a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems
    with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisalsal service.

    I asked in the forum about reliable evaluation services. Please read this information:
    http://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/271406583.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing business.

    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?
    Best regards,
    Michael Bitterman
    Unix Hosting Plans Inc.

    Reply
  • FinalStorm December 6, 2012, 12:44 am

    Reply
  • derek December 7, 2012, 3:06 pm

    I got this scam from

    Aaron Weinberg, CEO
    NH Investment Solutions
    weinberg@net-hosting-solutions.com

    Reply
  • Adil Gunaslan December 9, 2012, 11:43 pm

    me too from:

    Aaron Weinberg
    weinberg@net-hosting-solutions.com

    and

    Isaac Schumacher
    buydomain@net-hosting-solutions.com

    Reply
  • Scott December 13, 2012, 7:01 am

    Me too.

    From: android@best-unix-hosting-plans.com

    Ok. To complete the transaction I need the following:

    1. I need a valuation certificate.

    It should be from a reliable site I trust. It will minimize our risks.

    2. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some evaluators include this option in the appraisal service. I need the evaluation service with the TM verification.

    It’s not a problem to obtain a valuation. It’s a problem to find a valuation service with the trademark verification. I’ve found only one such service with the TM verification via web forum. Please read suggestion of other domain buyers and sellers to find out the right valuation company:
    http://www.windows-7-forums.com/Archive/493628705.htm

    If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional valuation with the trademark verification via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll continue.

    How do you want to be paid: PayPal, wire or CC?

    Reply
  • Ashil John December 27, 2012, 11:42 pm

    Same here, This was the mail that i received. Now we know why privacy protection is important.

    ====================================

    Hello!

    How much do you want for ashiljohn.com?

    It was listed for sale at Sedo. I’m very interested in this domain. I invest in web projects, domains and hosting businesses.

    If you have more names for sale please send me the list with prices.

    Best Regards,

    Tom Zeifang

    Domain Investor

    Former CEO of Name Magazine and Internet Tools.

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I offer 10000 eur. Before we proceed further my accountant suggested me to ask you about a valuation certificate with trademark verification.

    It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this verification.

    Please note we need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.

    It will include the trademark verification as well. Just a formality to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this as a part of appraisal.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.com/Archive/382617905.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.
    Best regards,

    Tom Zeifang

    Domain Investor

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Reply
  • Lorenzo December 28, 2012, 10:43 am

    Yeah,
    I got approached by him as well. Now he call himself David Reisman. Thanks to this post I didnt fall into his trap. Thanks guys

    On Dec 27, 2012, at 5:09 AM, reisman@net-hosting-solutions.com wrote:

    > Hello!
    >
    > I’m interested in buying acernotebooks.com.
    >
    > I found this domain listed for sale. Let me introduce myself. My name is David Reisman. I’m a co-owner of web hosting and domain investment company.
    >
    > Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > David Reisman
    >
    > President
    >
    > Web Hosting Solutions Inc.
    >
    > Domain Investor and Entrepreneur
    > ***************************
    >
    > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Justin January 1, 2013, 5:52 am

    Reply
  • Uri January 3, 2013, 3:29 am

    you can add Joshua Freedman freedman@net-hosting-solutions.com to the black list

    Reply
  • Brad January 4, 2013, 12:50 pm

    Same with me…

    you can add Joshua Freedman – freedman@net-hosting-solutions.com to the black list

    Reply
  • Chetan January 10, 2013, 2:51 am

    Thank you for this notice – it really saved me from making the wrong deal. I have my own black-list of domain scams, I will be sharing it with you soon.

    Reply
  • JL January 11, 2013, 1:40 am

    I basically just had the same exact email sent to me as well, asking for an appraisal, yadda yadda. Instead of a blog, he linked me to a ridiculous “archived forum” that he tried to disguise as part of sevenforum.com His fake forum address is seven-forums.net.

    Also, he tries to get you to get an appraisal from his company go-appraiser.com His name is Isaac Tuchman.

    Supposedly the CEO of Web Hosting Solutions, Inc. LOL, f’n ridiculous.

    Be aware everyone!

    Reply
  • George January 15, 2013, 2:20 am

    Same here.
    You can add Jacob Justman: justman@lowcost-hosting.com to your blacklist.

    This is his last ultimatum email after I told him that my appraisals will be made with Sedo.com electronic appraisal service:

    Sedo appraisal service does not include the trademark infringement verification. So it’s not acceptable in our case.

    Many experienced sellers suggested go-appraiser.com. They provide the free trademark infringement verification with the appraisal service. They are also doing a much more in depth analysis.
    Best regards,

    Jacob Justman

    CEO

    Reply
  • Marquix January 16, 2013, 8:54 am

    Hi Morgan & everybody,

    knowing one or two scams from my pretty little e-mail inbox, I was not at all aware of people viewing to “get appraisal customers” and then pocketing those petty fees…

    So, thanks for posting this and making all of us aware.

    On a slightly different front, we usually mainly get tons of Comment spamming at http://www.miniwindsystems.com/ and try to fight it as good as we can — feel free everyone to surf along and have a look or join us in that fight…

    Just to confirm the previous post (above), the latest is some “Jacob Justman” — this seems what this idiot is ‘called’ this month :)) as it is apparently the same scumbag over and over again: always posing under a Jewish-sounding name (probably a member of some ‘competing’ religion out there)…

    You may also want to check out and Like the Internet Fraud Protection Group on Facebook to find out about other scams and rip-offs including the old “directory scam”. Go to http://fb.com/inetfraud/ for more.

    Stay safe everyone & all best,
    Marquix

    Reply
  • NSlinux.com January 16, 2013, 9:31 am

    he’s do that with me too 😀 but i’am securing the domains 😉

    From : justman@lo​wcost-hosti​ng.com (justman@lowcost-hosting.com)
    Sent: Wed 1/16/13 8:49 AM

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing hot-max.com.

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    Jacob Justman

    CEO

    Web Hosting Solutions Inc.

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Mayz January 18, 2013, 5:49 am

    Thanks for the information. This is prevent me to get scammed too far as I have lost some hundreds bucks because of that scammer.

    Reply
  • Melissa Getz January 19, 2013, 9:42 pm

    Son of an unhappy person! I had the exact same thing happen to me YESTERDAY! I thought there is no way someone would bother me to get me to spend a measly $50 (39 EUR) to get an appraisal done, but apparently THAT IS WHAT this punk is doing. My scammer’s name is David Rotman (he can rot for all I care) and his email address is: rotman@lowcost-hosting.com.

    So now, how worried do I have to be that he’s going to try to steal my identity or any of the domain names I told him I own? That is the only thing I regret. He knows the names of the domains I own and one day was hoping to make some money because I own them. (That has been a total waste of my savings.)

    Reply
  • Mike Anderson January 20, 2013, 12:12 pm

    I heard from them to. My scammer used an identical letter but signed it David Rotman, CEO, Effective Web Hosting Solutions Inc.
    His email was rotman@lowcost-hosting.com

    They are even using con artist names like ROTman, BITTERman, etc. It’s a sign! 🙂

    Also, he sent links, which I never clicked on. DO NOT CLICK ON THEIR LINKS, EITHER. THEY ARE LIKELY TO HAVE SPYWARE. ALSO, DO NO CLICK ON THEIR WEBSITE.

    Website appraisals are pointless. People know the value or your domain name or they don’t. Just never buy one and you’ll be safe.

    Reply
  • Mayz January 20, 2013, 10:49 pm

    Anyone who attempt to dispute the transaction and get the money back? If you do, please share. Thanks.

    Reply
  • Igor Mironyuk January 21, 2013, 3:39 am

    I received such letter by email.
    Hello,

    we are Brokering for a friend the attached Portfolio.

    Offer a multiple – or a fixed price.

    Cherry picking not allowed.

    What is your highest offer?

    Best Regards,

    Daniel Sawczynski
    DomainInvest.LU (DI S.A.)
    12, Route de Longwy L-8080 Bertrange
    It is scam?

    Reply
  • YogaGrowTaller January 21, 2013, 7:34 am

    Yes, I was contacted yesterday by a certain :
    David Rotman
    CEO
    Effective Web Hosting Solutions Inc.
    writing this email:
    —–
    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing multibooks.com.

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Rotman

    CEO

    Effective Web Hosting Solutions Inc.
    ————————————————————–

    That domain isn’t mine but he asked me if I have other domains to sell,I shall list them for him.

    As you can see it’s a real SCAM. So, don’t reply if you receive an email telling you that they are interested to buy your domain names. They will ask you for an Appraisal recommending to use their service and of course, they will disappear after receiving payment.

    Thanks for ALERTING Everyone.

    I love your site Morgan!

    GOOD LUCK!

    Reply
  • Torr January 21, 2013, 9:36 am

    I’ve just read you after 2 hours of the appraisal request. I’ve just written them to cancel and have my money back. I’m also openning a paypal dispute…..
    I’ll update when any new.

    Reply
  • Mark January 22, 2013, 5:58 am

    You can clearly see that he’s usually waiting for an extra day or so to make it look more real. So be prepared eveyone…

    I just copied the entire garbage I received from that w*nker out there — maybe, this thread is of interest to anyone here — or at least 😉 entertaining:

    — begin copy —

    [the following e-mail thread is cronologically reversed]

    ***

    From: Mark
    To: Justman
    Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:06 PM
    Subject: Re: *****.com, asking price see msg body

    yeah, right, you little asshole “Justman” aka Aaron Weinberg aka Isaac Schumacher et al, and you believe people are dumb enough so a totally deranged idiot like yourself can take advantage of them.

    BTW, we usually hold the appropriate trademarks for our domains anyway, but you sure did not know just like you don’t know so many things except your stupid little scam. Poor you.

    — Den tis 2013-01-22 skrev Justman :

    From: Justman
    Subject: Re: *****.com, asking price see msg body
    To: “Mark”
    Date: tisdag 22 januari 2013 12:53

    Ok.
    Before we proceed further let me ask you for one thing:

    First of all we both need a valuation (appraisal of your domain made by independent experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this verification.

    Please note we need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.

    It will include the trademark verification as well. Just a formality to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this as a part of appraisal.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.net/Archive/726051349.htm [Is THIS supposed to be convincing??]

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,
    J Justman
    CEO

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Mark
    To: Justman
    Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:06 PM
    Subject: Re: *****.com, asking price see msg body

    Dear Mr Justman,

    thanks for your message.

    (1) Payment terms first: these would be $400 (that’s a tat over 10%) down, 50% on domain release (…)

    (2) Payment details: bank transfer only. I will provide you with full bank details incl IBAN and BIC (SWIFT) when we proceed.

    (3) No, I don’t think you know us (or me) as our company are not frequent domain traders or using nicknames. We are just clearing out our unused company domain names.

    If you are ready to proceed in line with the above, we can have proper paperwork set up and e-mail (PDF attachments) for printing, reviewing and signing.

    Regards,
    Mark

    — Den ons 2013-01-16 skrev Justman :

    Från: Justman
    Ämne: Re: *****.com, asking price see msg body
    Till: “Mark
    Date: onsdag 16 januari 2013 20:06

    3700 GBP. Ok. What are your payment details? If this is your first time domain sale I may
    help you with the process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably we know each
    other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,
    J Justman
    CEO

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Mark *****
    To: justman@lowcost-hosting.com
    Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:20 PM

    Dear Mr Justman,

    thank you for your message. Having used that domain name for many years now, we consider selling it as it is not essential for us at the moment. If sold party-to-party, we would be willing to consider offers in the GBP 3,700 area.

    We also have a few other domains sitting in our account with a view to selling them, like http://www.TheToolsOfTheTrader.com, (£450) fxfo.com (£6900) and mellgarden.net (£400).

    Please let me know if any of these might be of interest to you.

    Thanks again.

    Regards,
    Mark

    From: justman@lowcost-hosting.com
    Subject: *****.com
    Date: måndag 14 januari 2013 16:15

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing ****.com. [Yeah, I can see that…]

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo. [So…?]

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds). [Nope, that goes in the body.]

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,
    Jacob Justman
    CEO

    Web Hosting Solutions Inc.

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • RJ January 23, 2013, 3:27 pm

    A fresh attempt , at least the name and email , once I got the second and third emails I was pissing my pants, the domain he was talking about is worth about $250 tops , he offered $8500,check out the fake forum at the bottom of the page ,,,very lazy scammer

    bortman@lowcost-hosting.com

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing xxxxxx.org.

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Bortman

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions

    ***************************————————————–

    Richard,

    I’m from Switerland.
    Before we proceed further let me ask you for one thing:

    First of all we both need a valuation (appraisal of your domain made by independent experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this verification.

    Please note we need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.

    It will include the trademark verification as well. Just a formality to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this as a part of appraisal.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.net/Archive/941273580.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,

    Bortman

    CEO

    Reply
  • DavidO January 24, 2013, 11:20 am

    Thanks for the “heads-up” on this. I’m very new to this lark and was encouraged to get an E-Mail as a result of my posting my domain on Sedo. I was also, however, suspicious and a search on our friend Google led me here.

    The scammer’s changed his name again (but not by much):

    ——————————————–
    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing abcdxyz.com.

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Ortman

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions

    —————————————————
    Again, thanks for the warning.

    David

    Reply
  • Anon January 24, 2013, 6:04 pm

    Thanks guys.
    Saved me a lot of effort, same guy emailed me too:

    —————–
    From: ortman@lowcost-hosting.com
    Date: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing **********.com.

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Ortman

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • domaineer January 25, 2013, 1:31 pm

    David Ortman just mailed me too. What a turd.

    Reply
  • Raton laveur January 26, 2013, 7:56 am

    Thank you guys !

    Here is my experience :

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing youcurve.com.

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Ortman

    CEO

    Low Cost Hosting Solutions

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Paul, I offer 7500 usd. What are your payment details? If this is your first …

    Before we proceed further let me ask you for one thing:

    First of all we both need a valuation (appraisal of your domain made by independent experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this verification.

    Please note we need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.

    It will include the trademark verification as well. Just a formality to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this as a part of appraisal.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.net/Archive/163495702.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599 Fax — (480) 624-2598

    Reply
  • Mike at Domainaddress.info January 26, 2013, 9:04 am

    Ok guys!!

    Lets put this operator down for awhile!

    I have contacted, Godaddy (my registrar), Sedo ( because they seek thru Sedo) and Hostgator
    (because their email domain names redirects to webhostinglue.com). Webhostinglue offers coupons for Godaddy and Hostgator, they are scam Godaddy users etc.

    While you post your scam emails here, PLEASE contact your registrar and Sedo etc. related
    operators to make these scammers life bit more difficult!!!

    Thanks

    Reply
  • Kim January 28, 2013, 6:21 am

    Yes, I received the same from tuchman@net-hosting-solutions.com. He actually “purchased my domain at auction on ebay… but withheld payment until I gave him an appraisal from a trusted company… HIS SUGGESTION. I did have an appraisal done, but not from his suggested company. Then he disappeared.

    Reply
  • Jesh February 2, 2013, 1:18 am

    From: birnbaum@lowcost-hosting.com

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing christmasdot.com.

    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK
    pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    Abram Birnbaum

    CEO

    Total Hosting Solutions Inc.

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Ok. I will help you then.

    Before we go further I need one small thing from you. I need an official appraisal of your domain so I will see the price is reasonable and based on the last market trends.

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes of your time to order it. Then you will simply resend me the appraisal results via email.

    Of course, I need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.

    I need the trademark verification too. Just a formality to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this as a part of appraisal.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.net/Archive/49672803.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,

    Abram Birnbaum

    CEO

    Reply
  • Mitch February 5, 2013, 11:17 am

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing debt2goods.com.
    I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.
    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject (in USD, Euros or UK
    pounds).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your domain list with prices.

    Regards,

    Abram Birnbaum

    CEO

    Total Hosting Solutions Inc.

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Later:

    500 eur. Ok. I have 75,000 usd budget for 10-12 domains.

    How can I pay you? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you
    with the process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably we know each
    other under some nicknames?
    Best regards,

    Abram Birnbaum

    CEO

    Later:

    Before we go further I need one small thing from you. I need an official appraisal of your domain so I will see the price is reasonable and based on the last market trends.

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes of your time to order it. Then you will simply resend me the appraisal results via email.

    Of course, I need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.

    I need the trademark verification too. Just a formality to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this as a part of appraisal.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.net/Archive/49672803.htm

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Reply
  • Danny February 9, 2013, 5:36 pm

    I just found this blog, here is my conversation with him. What a scumbag and waste of time for me 😉

    ================

    Only you as the owner can order the service. I tried to order but they didn’t allow it for non-owners.

    As a seller, you can use a valuation certificate to sell names to other buyers. If you decide not to sell what will I do with the appraisal? I cannot do the same because I don’t keep control over your domain. So you should order the appraisal yourself.

    Best regards,

    Aaron Waldman

    CEO

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Danny
    To: Waldman
    Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:19 AM
    Subject: Re: ***.net

    Aaron,

    sorry, but if you are interested in my domains, you have to order this
    domain appraisal or other analysis services on your own.

    I sell my domains for a price that I think it is fair. Not what other
    “experts” say 😉

    Best
    Danny

    Am 09.02.2013 22:11, schrieb Waldman:
    > Danny,
    > Before we go further may I ask you for one thing?
    > First of all I need an official appraisal. So we will see the price is
    > reasonable and based on the last market trends.
    > Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to order it.
    >
    > Of course, we need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an
    > automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.
    >
    > It will include the trademark verification as well. Just a formality to
    > be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this
    > as a part of appraisal.
    >
    > To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the
    > forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.
    >
    > Please read this information:
    > http://www.seven-forums.net/Archive/507836419.htm
    >
    > If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After
    > you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one
    > day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Aaron Waldman
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > —– Original Message —–
    > *From:* Danny
    > *To:* Waldman
    > *Sent:* Saturday, February 09, 2013 11:20 PM
    > *Subject:* Re: ***.net
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I had an offer for 5000 EUR some times ago but declined it.
    >
    > Our main business is not trading or selling domain names. So all other
    > expenses (analysis, trademark verification) would be on your behalf and
    > would not reduce the price.
    >
    > I have never used a valuation service before although I have already
    > bought (not sold) several domains for much more money.
    >
    > Best
    > Danny
    >
    >
    >
    > Am 09.02.2013 20:04, schrieb Waldman:
    > > 10,000. Ok. Do you have an official appraisal for your domain? So we
    > > will see the price is reasonable and based on the last market trends.
    > > Of course, we need a good in depth analysis made by experts but
    > not an
    > > automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the
    > price.
    > >
    > > It should include the trademark verification as well. Just a
    > formality
    > > to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Can you recommend a
    > > good and reliable valuation service with the TM verification?
    > >
    > > Best regards,
    > >
    > > Aaron Waldman
    > >
    > > CEO
    > >
    > > —– Original Message —–
    > > *To:* waldman@vip-hosting-server.org
    >
    > >
    > > *Sent:* Saturday, February 09, 2013 9:34 PM
    > > *Subject:* Re: ***.net
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > we are owner of these domains:
    > >
    > > ***.com
    > > ***.net
    > > ***.de
    > > ***.mobi
    > > ***.tv
    > >
    > > We offer this package for 10.000 USD
    > >
    > > Best
    > > Danny
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Am 09.02.2013 18:22, schrieb waldman@vip-hosting-server.org
    >
    > > :
    > > > Hello!
    > > >
    > > > I’m very interested in purchasing ***.net.
    > > >
    > > > I found this domain listed for sale on Sedo.
    > > >
    > > > Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the
    > > subject (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).
    > > >
    > > > If you have other names for sale please email me your
    > domain list
    > > with prices.
    > > >
    > > > Regards,
    > > >
    > > > Aaron Waldman
    > > >
    > > > CEO
    > > >
    > > > VIP Hosting Solutions Inc.
    > > >
    > > > ***************************
    > > >
    > > > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain
    > > private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended
    > > for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized
    > > recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have
    > received
    > > this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by
    > email
    > > and permanently delete all copies of this email including all
    > > attachments without reading them.
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    >

    Reply
  • Dan February 14, 2013, 2:32 am

    Sedo i sok. Before we proceed further let me ask you for one thing:

    First of all we both need a valuation (appraisal of your domain made by independent experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this verification.

    Please note we need a good in depth analysis made by experts but not an automated free service. Without it we both can’t be sure in the price.

    It will include the trademark verification as well. Just a formality to be sure you have no problems with trademarks. Good companies offers this as a part of appraisal.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.net/Archive/618947520.htm

    Most of experts recommend official ICAAN appraisal service.

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,

    David Vroman

    CE

    Reply
  • Bitukirire Isaac Newton February 18, 2013, 4:29 am

    Yeah, these are very stupid scammers

    they are using several email addresses associated with a domain “vip-hosting-server.org”

    you should be aware of any email recieved from that website forexample vroman@vip-hosting-server.org

    The new website they refer to you for professional appraisal is http://www.icaan.info
    According to the records, this scammers’ site was recently registered on the 11/Feb/2013 which is just one week ago.

    I request that you report them to the official website for ICANN http://www.icann.org

    They named that site The International Certified Appraisal for Assigned Names

    Reply
  • Jayl February 18, 2013, 11:39 am

    This is the latest:-

    Hello!
    >
    > I’m very interested in purchasing awlfundraising.com.
    >
    > I found it listed for sale.
    >
    > Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > David Vroman
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > VIP Computer Solutions
    >

    Reply
  • Pete February 23, 2013, 1:30 am

    Two more scam artists names to be aware of:

    David Vroman
    CEO
    VIP Computer Solutions

    EMAIL ADDRESS: Vroman

    Also:

    Isaac Idelson
    CEO
    VIP Hosting Solutions

    EMAIL ADDRESS: Idelson

    They are both currently using the same scam/ near identical script:

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing xxxxxx.com.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Idelson

    CEO

    VIP Hosting Solutions

    > Hello!
    >
    > I’m very interested in purchasing xxxxxxxxxx.com
    >
    > I found it listed for sale.
    >
    > Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > David Vroman
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > VIP Computer Solutions

    Reply
  • HJIVDB February 25, 2013, 7:03 am

    I have got the same mail from vip-hosting-server.org

    Ok. I offer 27500 usd for the following domain package:
    xxxxxxxx.com
    xxxxxxxx.com
    xxxxxxxx.com
    xxxxxxxxx.com
    xxxxxxxxxx.com
    I have 175,000 usd budget for 15-17 domains.

    What are your payment details? If this is your first time domain sale I may
    help you with the process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    David Vroman

    CEO

    —————————————————————————————————————————–
    Op 02/13/13, vroman@vip-hosting-server.org schreef:
    > Hello!
    >
    > I’m very interested in purchasing digitalleaks.com.
    >
    > I found it listed for sale.
    >
    > Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or UK pounds).
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > David Vroman
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > VIP Computer Solutions
    >
    > ***************************

    Reply
  • Qiang Liu February 27, 2013, 6:46 pm

    Me too,the following is the first email:

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing dushilove.com.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Idelson

    CEO

    VIP Hosting Solutions Bern

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Cory L February 27, 2013, 10:25 pm

    I just had this happen to me today and like a jerk I was busy doing other things and didn’t think much of an appraisal request until later in the day I noticed the play on ICANN vs ICAAN.info. I actually work as a consultant for a very large domain registrar and participate in the domain aftermarket on the side. Out of all people I should have seen that coming!

    Reply
  • TDuga March 1, 2013, 5:59 am

    Same idiots, different name…

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing physioguard.com.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Jacobson

    CEO

    VIP Hosting Solutions Bern

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Nikki March 1, 2013, 11:14 am

    Got this today – thought I would share here – thanks for the heads up!

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing … (MY DOMAIN)

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Jacobson

    CEO

    VIP Hosting Solutions Bern

    Reply
  • Dan March 2, 2013, 11:05 am

    Scam Alert!

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing *******.com

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Jacobson

    CEO

    VIP Hosting Solutions Swiss

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • miguel angel March 5, 2013, 5:05 am

    A mi también me ha contactado David Jacobson con un ppto de 75.000USD para gastar y las mismas frases que al resto.

    Al menos podrían mejorar su discurso para que fuese más dificil de pillarlos.

    Reply
  • adsin March 8, 2013, 11:54 am

    Scam Alert
    Isaac Napolitano is another name used by these guys.


    Hi,

    I’m very interested in purchasing xxxxx.org.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line
    (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Isaac Napolitano
    CEO
    Web Hosting Solutions EU

    Reply
  • Will Nguyen March 11, 2013, 9:24 am

    Scam Alert 🙂
    > Hello!
    >
    > I’m very interested in purchasing xxxx.com.
    >
    > I found it listed for sale.
    >
    > Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Isaac Napolitano
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > Web Hosting Solutions EU
    >
    > ***************************
    >
    > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.
    >

    Reply
  • Ed March 13, 2013, 2:14 pm

    I was approached same way.

    Person /Company is:

    Jacob Holderman @ web-hosting-clue.org

    and the forums link was:

    http://www.seven-forums.net

    Reply
  • Scott March 15, 2013, 2:20 am

    Isaac Katzman, CEO Web Hosting Solutions EU, is another alias using katzman@web-hosting-clue.org

    Reply
  • Fossdone March 18, 2013, 8:14 am

    Approached by Isaac Katzman katzman@web-hosting-clue.org

    The forum : http://www.seven-forums.biz/Archive/27450361986.htm
    And the website with the apraisal tool : http://icaan.info/

    Reply
  • Agus Halim March 20, 2013, 6:00 pm

    yup.. me too. luckily i found this treat before contacting this people

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing xxxxx.com.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Robert Gusman

    CEO

    Best Web Hosting Net-Host

    Reply
  • Remco March 22, 2013, 1:44 pm

    Interesting fact: Their domain name seemed to be expired and is for sale.

    Check Go Daddy Auctions (in the next 40 hours).

    (https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?miid=100344758&isc=cjcdplink)

    Reply
  • Gareth Binding March 25, 2013, 8:24 am

    Today I had…

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing …………………

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Mark Zusman

    Vice President

    Best Web Hosting Net-Host

    Needless to say, did the usual ‘scam’ research and found this page. Many thanks!!

    Reply
  • Jose March 26, 2013, 1:08 am

    Me too, many thanks for this post, I was just about to respond this email…

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing …………………

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Mark Zusman

    Vice President

    Best Web Hosting Net-Host

    Reply
  • zinj March 26, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Ditto,
    as Jose…. and me was thinking.. i have a bite… thank’s for posting the scam guys… appreciated.

    Reply
  • paul jones March 30, 2013, 1:55 pm

    Was just approached by someone asking me to get appraised at icaan.info this is a fraudulemt site so please do avoid anyone asking you to use this site

    Reply
  • David April 1, 2013, 2:52 pm

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing streamable.net.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Aaron Anderson

    CEO

    Live Host Solutions

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    2nd email –

    I may offer up to 3500 usd for this domain but the final price will depend on an official appraisal results. I have 75,000 usd budget for 10-12 domains.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Aaron Anderson

    CEO

    3rd Email:

    I do no want to pay more than the domain is worth. I cannot proceed without
    the evaluation and the trademark verification. It’s a big risk for me.

    Without the evaluation certificate you won’t be able to sell. Sooner or
    later, you’ll have to obtain the valuation.

    http://www.tntnames.com/blog/scammer-alert-appraisal-scam-2-emails-in-one-day.html

    Reply
  • RV April 6, 2013, 12:58 pm

    No problem. We can make deals in euros. Before we go further I will ask about two small things:

    1. We both need a valuation (appraisal of your domain made by independent experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this verification.

    2. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. You should not worry about it. Some good appraisers include this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:

    http://www.seven-forums.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,

    David Berman

    CEO

    Same

    Reply
  • Simon April 9, 2013, 3:37 am

    I see this email a few days ago, very similar to the others above.

    Hello!
    >
    > I’m very interested in purchasing moneyexpert.us.
    >
    > I found it listed for sale.
    >
    > Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > David Berman
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > Live Host Services

    Reply
  • Jeremiah April 11, 2013, 10:16 pm

    I recently got an email from Isaac Idelson. Definitely a scam, especially given what others have already posted.

    Here’s the email:

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing firesidehangout.com.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Idelson

    CEO

    VIP Hosting Solutions Bern

    Reply
  • paul April 16, 2013, 7:54 am

    heres another one. thought i’d string him along but no avail same end result

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing musi.info.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Robert Meerman

    CEO

    Live Web Hosting LLC

    exactly the same response… i need valuation…i need appraisal…follow this link etc

    Reply
  • ashu April 17, 2013, 12:12 am

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing axxxxxxxxxx.com.

    I found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with a desired price for your domain in the subject line (in USD, Euros or other currency).

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Robert Meerman

    CEO

    Live Web Hosting LLC

    Reply
  • Melissa April 17, 2013, 12:18 am

    Thank You!! I am new to this and was just about to make the purchase for domain appraisal. I thought I would use Google to find a better, perhaps cheaper one and came across this article.

    Mine was also from “Robert Meerman” – exact same email.

    Thanks Again! I will definitely be sticking with the trusted sales sites.

    Reply
  • Melissa Leach April 17, 2013, 12:31 am

    Mr. Meerman, here is that helpful site I was telling you about. PRICK!!

    Reply
  • ashu April 17, 2013, 9:35 am

    SECOND MAIL

    I may offer up to 10000 usd but the final offer will depend on the results of an independent valuation made by experts. I have 65,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Robert Meerman

    CEO

    Reply
  • ashu April 17, 2013, 9:37 am

    THIRD MAIL

    Before we go further I will ask about two things. Just a formality:

    1. We need a valuation (appraisal of your domain made by independent experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this valuation.

    2. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.biz/Archive/83016927542.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,

    Robert Meerman

    CEO

    Reply
  • ashu April 18, 2013, 3:08 am

    forth mail

    It’s a standard practice to provide buyers with the TM verification and appraisal. It’s very important for us to know the real market value of your domain and be sure the domain has no trademark problems.

    Reply
  • Zahed April 19, 2013, 12:22 am

    I got the exact same email as ashu. in fact i wrote a long post about it, complete with screen captures, on my website http://www.zahedahmad.com.

    Reply
  • Daniel April 23, 2013, 2:07 am

    Thanks a lot for the post you saved me out of this man because i have received the same email and thought he was serious in buying.

    Reply
  • James April 24, 2013, 2:26 pm

    SECOND EMAIL

    I may offer up to 10000 usd for both names. I have 65,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Isaac Roitman

    CEO

    Reply
  • James April 24, 2013, 3:35 pm

    THIRD EMAIL from Roitman

    Ok. I just talked to my lawyer. Before we go further I will ask about two things. Just a formality:

    1. We need a valuation (appraisal of your domain made by independent experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get this valuation.

    2. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless services I asked in the forum about reliable valuation/TM verification services.

    Please read this information:
    http://www.seven-forums.biz/Archive/94127038653.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Reply
  • Zbynas April 29, 2013, 2:17 pm

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing xxxx.xxx.

    I’ve found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Michael Altermann

    CEO

    Hosting Live LLC

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Michael Altermann April 30, 2013, 4:05 am

    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing thehouseofchocolates.com.

    I’ve found it listed for sale.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Michael Altermann

    CEO

    Hosting Live LLC

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • jess May 6, 2013, 2:06 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying islandgroups.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Michael Altermann

    CEO

    Web Hosting Clue Live LLC

    Reply
  • Mariana May 7, 2013, 6:13 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying ********.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Michael Altermann

    CEO

    Web Hosting Clue Live LLC

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • jr May 14, 2013, 1:31 pm

    exact same e-mails today… but different name.. son funny this guy
    Hello!

    I’m very interested in purchasing xxxxxxxxxx

    I’ve found it on sedo

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Adam Baumgartner

    CEO

    Hosting Live LLC

    Reply
  • a May 18, 2013, 9:35 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying xxxx.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Joshua Friedman

    CEO

    Live Hosting Services LLC

    Reply
  • Brandon May 20, 2013, 3:47 pm

    Exact same set up i just received !!!

    I’m very interested in purchasing Boomsession.com

    I’ve found it on sedo

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    im willing to pay $5,000 usd . but first of all i need a valuation……

    J. Friedman

    CEO LIVE HOSTING SERVICES

    Reply
  • David Harry May 29, 2013, 6:16 pm

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying ########.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Orenstein

    CEO

    Network Hosting Clue

    Reply
  • Yana June 1, 2013, 11:47 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying IIIIIII.org.

    I’ve found it through …….

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Orenstein

    CEO

    Network Hosting Clue

    Reply
  • inaki June 3, 2013, 1:25 am

    So It seems to be that this particular scammer is simply “updating” his/her name and company data and ready to go. I also got the latest version, pls see below:

    Hello!
    >
    > I’m interested in buying restaurantsofspain.com.
    >
    > I’ve found it through Sedo.
    >
    > Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > David Orenstein
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > Network Hosting Clue

    Reply
  • Dave June 3, 2013, 2:58 am

    ————————————
    FROM: ceo@network-host.org
    ————————————

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying XXXXXX.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Orenstein

    CEO

    Network Hosting Clue

    Reply
  • mi June 5, 2013, 3:51 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying xxxxxxxx

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.
    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Zuckerman, Ph.D.

    Web Trust Inc.

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Then, second mail:

    I spoke to my accountant. He suggested the following:

    Before we proceed we need an official valuation (appraisal certificate with trademark verification). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends.

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get the valuation (appraisal). I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this information:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm (DON’T CLICK IT)

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,
    Isaac Zuckerman
    Ph. D.

    This guy owns these domains:
    Live-Host.org
    Windows-7-Forums.com
    Seven-Forums.com
    Vip-Hosting-Server.org
    live-host.org
    Vip-hosting-server.org
    net-host.org

    Reply
  • Lawrence Bucher June 5, 2013, 7:11 pm

    Wow, this just happened to me today, 06/05/13. Something smelled “fishy.” I ended up sorta exchanging words then he disappeared. Below is almost point-by-point an exact copy of the tactic above mentioned. Please take a look and spread the word about this douche (Zuckerman)! This was his response after he said he wanted to buy my website.
    ______________________________________________________

    From: zuckerman@network-host.org
    To: lawrencebucher@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: VegasWithStyle.com: $19,500 (Buy Now Price)
    Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 01:23:46 +0400

    I spoke to my accountant. He suggested the following:

    Before we proceed we need an official valuation (appraisal certificate with trademark verification). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonable based on the last market trends. Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get the valuation (appraisal). I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal (“which would cost me $49 EUR”) will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this information:

    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,
    Isaac Zuckerman Ph. D.

    Reply
  • none June 6, 2013, 1:17 am

    Another one
    ………………………..

    Da: Zuckerman
    Oggetto: Re: ………………….com
    Data: 06 giugno 2013 09.55.29 GMT+02.00
    A: LR

    I spoke to my accountant. He suggested the following:

    Before we proceed we need an official valuation from an independent source (appraisal certificate with trademark verification from third-party experts). It will show me you are a legitimate seller and the price of your domain is reasonale based on the last market trends.

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get the valuation (appraisal). I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this information:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll be doing business.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Zuckerman

    Ph. D.

    Reply
  • Jason Green June 7, 2013, 3:44 am

    I also got an email from:

    zuckerman@network-host.org

    who pointed me at this: http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm

    Which is basically also a scam attempt at exactly the same thing.

    Email as follows:
    I offer 7500. Ok. Before we proceed with the sale I must be sure I won’t lose the domain in a trademark dispute. I also would like to see a proof of the price to be sure I’m not overpaying.

    In other words, we need an official valuation from an independent source. It will show me your domain has no trademark problems and the price of your domain is reasonale.

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get the valuation (appraisal). I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If the evaluation comes higher or lower, we will change it accordingly. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we’ll proceed further.

    Reply
  • developer June 11, 2013, 1:12 am

    rodman@network-host.org
    Ok. My lawyer suggested us to do the following: Before we proceed with the sale I need an official appraisal.

    In other words, we need an official valuation from an independent source. It will show me your domain has no trademark problems and the price of your domain is reasonable.

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 1-2 minutes to get the valuation (appraisal). I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/83016927542.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Best regards,

    Joshua Rodman

    Ph. D.

    Reply
  • Jamy June 13, 2013, 8:03 am

    Aaaaand we have another one…

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying yesgodfar.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Joshua Rodman, Ph.D.

    Web Trust Inc.

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Aaliyah June 15, 2013, 5:10 am

    I was contacted by pseudo-name: Dr. Zuckerman. After neogotiating i was just about to pay for the appraisal until i found this scam. Thank God. He is the email that was sent to me:
    Yes, we will work with you on any case. We will adjust the price accordingly. As a seller you should provide me with an official appraisal first. I’ve found not all the appraisals are accurate and provide the trademark infringement verification. As to the most known brands: the more orders the company gets, the less time they can afford to spend on each appraisal. I wanted to use Afternic.com but looks like this company has a bad reputation. Afternic’s appraisal service has a lot of bad reviews. I was told about manual research service from http://www.DomainMart.com. It costs – $200/hour and they don’t offer trademark infringement verification. Many experienced sellers suggested ICAAN http://dns.icaan.info as an official and trustworthy manual service. They provide a free trademark infringement verification. We’ve read only positive comments about them. If the evaluation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to get the results) we adjust the final price (based on the appraisal results) and proceed with the deal.
    Best regards,
    Isaac Zuckerman
    Ph. D.

    My question is What are the names of the reputable domain appraisal sites? I have domains to sell and i am not sure where to go now.

    Reply
  • Cassio June 19, 2013, 2:14 pm

    Now is Robert Pullman…

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying XXXXXXX.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Robert Pullman, Ph.D.

    Pullman ISP Services

    Reply
  • Deon June 20, 2013, 4:24 pm

    Newest site to be avoided is icaan.info, with messages from Robert Pullman.

    Reply
  • Bob Rock June 21, 2013, 5:52 am

    Just had this:

    From: pullman@network-host.org [mailto:pullman@network-host.org]
    Sent: 15 June 2013 18:29
    To: XXXX
    Subject: XXXX.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying XXXX.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Robert Pullman, Ph.D.

    Pullman ISP Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Emanuele - Webmaster June 23, 2013, 2:12 pm

    Mr. Borman write from: borman@network-host.org
    suggest to go to pay here
    http://aftermarket.icaan.info/appraisal.htm

    And write:

    Before we go further we need the following:

    Please send me an official appraisal (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/05238149764.htm

    From page:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/05238149764.htm

    Investing in domains

    Posted By: Borman Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 19

    Hi folks, I am going to invest money in several good names. I don’t want to overpay so third party valuation is a must. Investing in good names is a new business for me. Can someone recommend me a good appraisers? I also need a service that verifies possible trademark infringement. After I get the evaluation certificate from my seller via email, is it always necessary to use escrow.com to finish the transaction?
    Responses
    Author: Joe07 Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 36 Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5

    I may recommend you an official domain evaluation service at well-known ICAAN Aftermarket Appraisal Certificates site (http://aftermarket.icaan.org/appraisal.htm). They also provide a free trademark infringement verification as a bonus. I don’t know other domain evaluation services that provide this option. Their appraisals are reasonable and are based on quality of your domain name and the current market prices. They evaluate names in all languages and have many good reviews. But the most important part is the price. It’s not as expensive as other manual services: instead of 200 usd per hour at DomainMart, ICAAN Aftermarket Appraisal Certificates charge about 19-49 euros per appraisal …

    Reply
  • Ric June 23, 2013, 8:32 pm

    This scam is still going. Scam website: http://aftermarket.icaan.info/
    ——————–
    First email:

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying [snipped]

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Borman, Ph.D.

    Borman and Company Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.
    ——————–
    Followup email:

    I have 45,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,
    Isaac Borman

    CEO

    ——————–
    Last email:

    Great! Before we go further we need the following:

    Please send me an official appraisal (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/05238149764.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Reply
  • Robert C June 24, 2013, 11:33 am

    Same scam, new name.
    ============
    Hello!
    I’m interested in buying gothandglamour.com.
    I’ve found it through Sedo.
    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.
    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    Regards,
    Abram Weinstein, Ph.D.
    Best Web Hosting Services

    Reply
  • Che June 24, 2013, 5:05 pm

    I got one… 🙂

    “Please send me an official appraisal (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/05238149764.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Borman

    CEO”

    Reply
  • Angel June 25, 2013, 8:09 pm

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying textilmaragata.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Abram Weinstein, Ph.D.

    Best Web Hosting Services

    Reply
  • Edgar June 30, 2013, 2:43 am

    Damn I paid that website for appraisel, what can I do to get my money back?

    Reply
  • Michael July 3, 2013, 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the info here.
    Too good to be true – and now it is confirmed with so many similar reports.
    The email I received was in response to a listing I had only just put up on SEDO some 15 minutes before, and it was almost verbatim to the others above but a different name of Robert Feinstein, Ph.D. and an email address ceo@asp-hosting.org for ASP Web Hosting Services

    I certainly won’t be doing business with this chap!

    Reply
  • Premade websites July 6, 2013, 11:36 am

    Further to Mihaels warning see below the follow up email from Robert Feinstein if you present him with appraisal – I manufactured one as I was curious what the next step in the scam was:
    Great. I accept your evaluation certificate. Looks very professional.

    There is a small problem with the direct transfer. My client invested money in other domains and asked to wait for 30-40 days. Then he promises to buy. If I buy direct from you I won’t be able to sell for two months. The domain industry regulations prohibit transferring domains for two months after registration or changing ownership. I have no development plans for the domain. I’m going to resell it to make a profit.

    Anyway, you will be paid for the domain. I have several potential buyers. One of them is going to buy the domain but he can make a payment in one month.

    Let’s do the following. I will ask him about making a deposit. Ok?

    I also suggest you not to wait for one month. I’m sure I can sell faster if you agree with my commission rate. I will work for 15-17% upon every sale. I’m very good in sales and will earn us good cash.

    Please don’t worry. It won’t cost you anything. The buyer will pay my commission. He will pay 85% to you and 15% to me.

    May I use your valuation certificate in the promotion?

    I also don’t require exclusive rights to sell your domains. You may list them with other sites and promote via domains wanted ads or other services. I get my commission if I sell earlier (before you sell it).

    Let me know what you think about my offer. I hope to continue doing business with you.

    Reply
  • Tony July 7, 2013, 9:41 am

    On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Mendel wrote:
    $5000 – Ok. I have 45,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    David Mendel

    CEO

    Reply
  • Earl July 9, 2013, 4:29 am

    I just received the same scam from the person below. Seller beware.

    mendel@asp-hosting.org
    David Mendel

    Reply
  • Dave elser July 11, 2013, 12:16 pm

    He contacted me also.

    Anyone want to buy mine? I’d love to sell it.

    Reply
  • Steve July 11, 2013, 1:08 pm

    ditto re the David Mendel email… same exact text to the letter…

    Reply
  • Vance Hallman July 12, 2013, 11:53 am

    Now he is David Gozman PHD:

    Before we go further we need the following:

    Please send me an official valuation (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/49672583108.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Best regards,
    David Gozman
    CEO

    Reply
  • Dave Tanguay July 12, 2013, 7:57 pm

    I received the same email from David Mendel on 7/11/2013 offering to buy lowcosthosting.com. I figured something was fishy when he immediately agreed to the price.

    Reply
  • Rajore Pagalaran July 14, 2013, 6:09 am

    I also received an email from this scammer today. I’m glad I google his name and stumble on this post. Here is his email:

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying plainsoccer.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Gozman, Ph.D.

    ASP Net Web Hosting

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • strikeone July 15, 2013, 12:06 pm

    thanks.

    Reply
  • Tamer July 15, 2013, 4:27 pm

    Here is my scammer’s message :

    I offer 6000 usd. I have 35,000 usd budget for 10-12 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.
    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    Best regards,

    David Gozman
    CEO

    Reply
  • Tamer July 15, 2013, 4:28 pm

    and here is the follow up email :
    Before we go further we need the following:

    Please send me an official valuation (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/49672583108.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Best regards,
    David Gozman
    CEO

    Reply
  • Tamer July 15, 2013, 4:36 pm

    And this is my reply :)))

    Sure,
    Paypal me the amount needed for appraisal. I will do and send you the report.

    Reply
  • Tamer July 15, 2013, 10:52 pm

    He replied…I am having so much fun :)) in my reply to this I will send him link to this thread :)))) let’s see if he will comment here 🙂

    “I cannot afford to pay for each and every appraisal. I buy 30-40 domains
    every month. If I don’t buy you still can use the appraisal to sell to other
    buyers. But what will I do with the appraisal if you decide to sell to
    another buyer? Please try to understand me.

    Best regards,
    David Gozman
    CEO

    Reply
  • James July 16, 2013, 10:18 am

    Today, he’s already sent me an buying request like that :))

    “Hello!

    I’m interested in buying shoesimex.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Gozman, Ph.D.

    ASP Net Web Hosting”

    Take care about him! :)) nice to talk to you via skype: anhduong.pham

    Reply
  • Carsten July 17, 2013, 5:36 am

    Thank you for this Post, i asked Mr. Gozman CEO (asp-net-hosting.org) if he knows Mr. Engelman or Mr. Mendel, but unfortunately he doesnt reply any more…

    Reply
  • Claudia July 18, 2013, 4:55 am

    Someone’s now doing this by the name of Isaac Rothman. Email adress: rothman@asp-net-hosting.org. He sent me this:

    “Hello!

    I’m interested in buying themarketingstartup.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Rothberg, Ph.D.

    ASP Net Hosting”

    Reply
  • Jaffaman July 18, 2013, 3:37 pm

    I just received this….

    Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:00 PM
    Subject: nationalhelplines.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying nationalhelplines.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this
    price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Rothberg, Ph.D.

    ASP Net Hosting

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private,
    confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use
    of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the
    intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the
    sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this
    email including all attachments without reading them.

    No virus found in this message.
    Checked by AVG – http://www.avg.com
    Version: 2013.0.3349 / Virus Database: 3204/6501 – Release Date: 07/18/13

    Reply
  • Miroslava f. July 19, 2013, 12:41 am

    I recieved the same… ???

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying exclusive4vip.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Isaac Rothberg, Ph.D.

    ASP Net Hosting

    Reply
  • Ben July 22, 2013, 5:27 am

    Just had one

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying goodboyz.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Kofman, Ph.D.

    CEO

    ASP Net Hosting

    Reply
  • serkan July 23, 2013, 2:34 am

    Same here!!

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying …………com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Kofman, Ph.D.

    CEO

    ASP Net Hosting

    Reply
  • Will B July 24, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Bernstein

    2:23 PM (1 hour ago)

    to me
    I offer 70,000 usd. I have 242,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Abram Bernstein

    CEO

    He is using the email bernstein@asp-net-hosting.org now. lol I dislike scammers. When someone offered me $70,000 for a domain thats a .org I almost passed out haha I knew it was a scam.

    Reply
  • Rock July 24, 2013, 1:40 pm

    I have 42,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Abram Bernstein

    CEO
    ASP Hosting Net Services

    —-

    Ok. Before we go further we need the following:

    Please send me an official appraisal (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm
    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Abram Bernstein

    CEO
    ASP Hosting Net Services

    Reply
  • Jerry July 26, 2013, 6:33 am

    First email:

    bernstein@asp-net-hosting.org
    Jul 24 (2 days ago)

    to 56e80f19efb9d7.
    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying …………………..org.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Abram Bernstein

    CEO

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    Second email:

    Ok. I can help you with the transfer process if you need it. Before we go further we need the following:

    Please send me an official appraisal (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm
    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    This was my reply:
    Hi,
    it was very easy.
    I am sending you a screen shot of the official appraisal in the attached file.
    Thank you very much.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Thanks to this website I din’t buy the appraisal validation, but I send him a huge pic. of rip off zombie head 😉

    Reply
  • Mark July 28, 2013, 2:18 am

    From: “drezner@asp-net-hosting.org”
    To: *************@yahoo.com
    Sent: Saturday, 27 July 2013, 13:23
    Subject: *****.com

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying *****.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Daniel Drezner, Ph.D.

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    Reply
  • Mark July 28, 2013, 2:19 am

    Oh and his reply was:
    ————————————-
    3500 pounds – Ok. Do you sell a domain only or a web site?

    I have 42,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    I’m going to invest in hosting, adult and online shopping related names.

    Reply
  • Tony Wilson July 28, 2013, 7:37 am

    Here is another one – Abram Bernstein again
    He is using the email bernstein@asp-net-hosting.org now
    copy:

    Hi Abram,

    It is the domain only. Will you take it? You can pay by PayPal – ‘enquiry@drivetravel.com’ please

    I also have SexOver65.com, SexOver70.com, SexAfter75.com, BrazilShoppe.com, RussiaLuxuryShopping.com, USAshoppe.com,
    in case any of these are of interest?

    No, not a member of domain seller communities/forums but interested in joining. Which is the best one?

    Best regards,
    Tony

    Bernstein wrote:
    > 10000 – Ok. Do you sell a domain only or a web site?
    >
    > I have 42,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.
    >
    > How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.
    >
    > Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    >
    > I’m going to invest in hosting, adult and online shopping related names.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Abram Bernstein
    >
    > CEO
    >
    > —– Original Message —–
    > From: Enquiries – Drive Travel
    > To: bernstein@asp-net-hosting.org
    > Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2013 6:11 AM
    > Subject: Re: leasecareurope.com for sale $10,000
    >
    >
    > For a list of the other names we have for sale – please see:
    >
    > http://www.investmentdomains.biz/
    >
    > Thanks, Tony
    > Email: enquiry@drivetravel.com
    >

    Reply
  • Marcel July 29, 2013, 5:56 am

    First EMAIL:

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying fashionforpremium.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Gozman, Ph.D.

    ASP Net Web Hosting

    2nd EMAIL:

    I offer 7000 usd. I have 45,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    David Gozman

    CEO

    3rd EMAIL:

    Ok. Before we go further we need the following:

    Please send me an official valuation (certificate of price).

    Please don’t worry, it will take only 2 minutes to order it. I prefer appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for me to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some good appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a free bonus to the appraisal service.

    Without it we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize my risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:

    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/49672583108.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Please resend these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Best regards,

    David Gozman

    CEO

    Reply
  • Patsi July 30, 2013, 3:28 am

    I just received this;

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying sinngle.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Daniel Drezner, Ph.D.

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Then reply to my response, 2nd e-mail:

    Hello!

    My client (rich investor from UAE) is interested in purchasing sinngle.com.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Daniel Drezner

    Domain Realtor

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Alexander Walden July 30, 2013, 3:45 am

    In mine Daniel Drezner is a Domain Realtor with no degree.

    Quote:

    I offer 70,000 usd for the whole package. Do you sell a domain (not a web site)?

    I have 142,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Reply
  • Nick July 30, 2013, 8:19 am

    I am sure “asp-hosting.org” would like to know what this guy is doing with their hosting services…………………………..

    Reply
  • John July 31, 2013, 1:58 am

    From: drezner@asp-net-hosting.org

    Hello!

    My client (rich investor from UAE) is interested in purchasing **********.com.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Daniel Drezner

    Domain Realtor

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    Follow up email:

    I offer 9,000 usd. Do you sell a domain (not a web site)?

    I have 42,000 usd budget for 12-15 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Reply
  • Iniyan July 31, 2013, 8:35 am

    Hello!

    I’m interested in buying fashiora.com.

    I’ve found it through Sedo.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Daniel Drezner, Ph.D.

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Friend July 31, 2013, 11:09 am

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: drezner@asp-net-hosting.org

    Hello!

    My client (rich investor from UAE) is interested in purchasing AdviceCorporation.com.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Daniel Drezner

    Domain Realtor

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • J. Schumacher August 1, 2013, 5:55 am

    Same story here with his name Daniel Drezner. Here is my answer:

    Oh nevermind…I just found this article about scammers like you, actually only you using different names. I actually knew it from the beginning, the forum link u sent me was just hilarious, nobody writes in forums like this., and who the f*ck would recommend someone on pastebin? The appraisals your site makes are visible for anyone, if you just type the domain into browser.

    I will contact my lawyer and see what we can do against this. Luckily i found this article just right after buying your stupid appraisal, because now your story will have an end for sure. I was the wrong one to pick, my friend.

    Look forward to hear from me.

    Regards from germany.

    Reply
  • Mike August 3, 2013, 2:35 pm

    Hello!

    My client (rich investor from UAE) is interested in purchasing “………. com.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    David Korman

    Domain Realtor

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Antoine August 4, 2013, 5:12 pm

    I just receive the exact same e mail from david korman, how the scam work? What donthey do ?

    Reply
  • Fredrik August 7, 2013, 6:11 am

    Hi!

    I put up a domain on sedo.com and got the letter from “David Korman”. I checked twice if “he” would be persuaded to use sedo.com and their escrow services but ofcourse I got the same letters as everyone else begging me to use the phony appraisal services.

    Now that senders domain is blocked…

    /Fredrik

    Reply
  • shadab malik August 7, 2013, 6:44 am

    Hello!

    I represent an investor from the Emirates. He is interested in buying lucknowmetrorail.com.

    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Aaron Korman

    Domain Name Realtor

    ASP Hosting Net Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    He is surely a Fraud person..
    We had a long conversation through mail, i searched over the net for his trustworthiness, finally i sent him some links of forums where he was blamed as a scam.
    and now he has got disappeared..

    Total Scam………..

    Reply
  • Slavko August 7, 2013, 7:55 am

    I received the following e-mail:
    korman@asp-net-hosting.org — ***.com
    Hello!
    I represent an investor from the Emirates. He is interested in buying ***.com.
    Please respond with how much you are looking for it. Just specify this price in the subject line.
    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,
    Aaron Korman

    Domain Name Realtor
    ASP Hosting Net Services

    Reply
  • TheCakeisALie August 12, 2013, 1:20 pm

    Here’s the crap I just got sent. His alias now is Aaron Gottesman.

    {“I suggest to change your price to 20,000 usd. My client is a rich person and I work on a commission basis. So I’m not interested in low ball offers. So I tell him the price will be 20,000 usd.

    He has 150,000 usd budget for several domain names.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Regards,
    Aaron Gottesman
    Domain Realtor
    ASP Hosting Web”}

    No one is going to just offer you 20k like it’s a piece of cake.

    Reply
  • Surya Pratap Singh August 18, 2013, 5:29 pm

    My client offers 40000 usd for all three names.

    Before we go further my client needs only one thing:

    Please send us an official certificate of market price (appraisal). He needs an appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It won’t be a problem for you since our favorite official appraiser offers this option (trademark infringement verification) as a bonus to the appraisal service. It will take only 2 minutes to order it.

    Please don’t worry – the appraisal value will be very good if you order it at the right place. You won’t get a low figure in this case. I have connections with one appraisal company. I send them clients and they appraise names at the values I need. If you order the appraisal at any other source you risk to get a low value (200-300 usd). You will waste money and time in his case. My client is a rich person and I work on a commission basis. So I’m not interested in low figure appraisals too.

    You can read positive responses about this company at:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/27450361986.htm

    Just order the service at the recommended appraisal site and email them your domains with the comment that you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer and you need the appraisal near this value.

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions
    Regards,

    Robert Boltman

    Domain Name Realtor

    Asia Web Hosting

    ***************************
    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Dimitri August 22, 2013, 4:26 am

    Now he is Aaron Hortman from Asia Web Hosting

    Reply
  • Mike August 22, 2013, 7:38 am

    ————
    1st email:
    ———-
    Hello!

    I’m a representative of a rich investor from Dubai (UAE). He is interested in buying xxxxxxxxx

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Robert Boltman
    Domain Name Realtor
    Asia Web Hosting
    —————————-
    Response I got after sending instructions and payment method.
    —————————
    20000 – Ok. Do you sell a domain (not a web site)?

    He has 135,000 euros budget for several domain names.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    ————————-
    I replied with my instructions and payment method again.
    ————————-
    I can help you with the transfer process if you need it.

    My client never spends money on domains without the official valuation. This is the financial policy of his family. I cannot do anything with that but we can make some profit from this rule. Just follow my instructions:

    I have good connections with an official appraisal site. You won’t get a low figure if you order with them. I send them clients and they appraise names at the values I need. They don’t pay me for sending clients too them. Appraisal fees are very low and I’m not interested in getting a small commission as an affiliate of an appraisal company. I earn much more money on domain sales. If you order the appraisal at any other source you risk to get a low value ($200-$300). You will waste money and time in this case. My client is a rich person and I work on a commission basis. So I’m not interested in low figure appraisals.

    You can read positive responses about this company at:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/27450361986.htm

    Just order the service at the recommended appraisal site and email them your domains with the comment that you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer and you need the appraisal near this value.

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Pieter August 23, 2013, 8:38 pm

    Hello, i recieved this mail:

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of a rich investor from Dubai (UAE). He is interested in buying checkawreck.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Aaron Hortman

    Chief Financial Officer

    Asia Web Hosting

    Same story

    Reply
  • Klaus August 24, 2013, 12:32 am

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of a rich investor from Dubai (UAE). He is interested in buying xxxxx.xxx.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Aaron Hortman

    Chief Financial Officer

    Asia Web Hosting

    Reply
  • Sayım August 24, 2013, 2:03 pm

    I got an email like this and googled it and found this topic, thanks for sharing it.
    Mine was came from Mark Perelman 🙂
    Here is the email:

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of a rich investor from Dubai (UAE). He is interested in buying satilikevara.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Mark Perelman

    Domain Name Realtor

    Asp Web Hosting

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Lukas August 26, 2013, 1:32 am

    I have spent so much time with those folks not knowing it was a scam, fortunately was smart enough not to invest any money into it. Those guys contacted me twice with very similar text of the email so that I did a small research on the internet and found this blog. These email addresses they used to contact to offer some magical numbers to pay to me: ceo@asp-hosting.org & rothberg@asp-net-hosting.org.

    Reply
  • Jakuri August 28, 2013, 9:37 am

    I got same email few days ago, claiming that they are interested in buying my domain. As the usual, they lure me to the fake appraisal page. I lied to them that my domain is being appraised by Sedo, and this is the reply :

    You did not order it with my company. You’ve lost your money, I guess.

    If Sedo appraises your name at 300-400 usd I will put this deal into a rubbish bin. I’m interested in high valuations because my client pays me % on every sale. I had a bad experience with their appraisal service. You will waste your money ant time. And after all you will have to pay twice to order another appraisal.

    Only http://www.certifiedappraisal.net will give us the results we need.

    How rude. What do you think about it?

    Reply
  • CG August 29, 2013, 3:41 pm

    Got this one:

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of a rich investor from Dubai (UAE). He is interested in buying XXXXXXX

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Mark Perelman

    Domain Name Realtor

    Asp Web Hosting

    He goes on to the appraisal part:

    You can read positive responses about this company at:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/49672583108.htm

    Reply
  • TJ September 1, 2013, 1:26 pm

    Another attempt, this time under the name of Abram Kortman.

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of a rich investor from Switzerland. He is interested in buying […].com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Abram Kortman

    CEO

    Asp Web Services

    __________________________________________________________

    Don’t fall for this domain scam!

    Reply
  • Paul September 2, 2013, 8:27 am

    got the same scam email as some of the comments here, does anyone know how we could stop this so people aren’t scammed out of money ?

    Reply
  • Jones September 2, 2013, 3:14 pm

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of a rich investor from Switzerland. He is interested in buying aminsured.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Abram Kortman
    CEO
    Asp Web Services

    The bastard then sent me this link for appraisal services: http://escrow.icaan.info

    He’s truly an IDIOT!!!

    Reply
  • Baron September 6, 2013, 5:04 am

    Hallo..

    I got same email about representative rich investor from Switzerland to buy my domain, after i send the prize and all my domain to sell with the prize also, then he agree to buy 3 domain from me, the funny thing is he only choose the top 3 of the list of my domains to sell, from there I began to suspect.

    The next suspicion was that he did not want to pay before need to appraisal through http://escrow.icaan.info/

    I said that I did not want to do the appraisal, if you seriously just bid the prize that I offer, and he said that appraisal was his client financial policy before 100% final sale.

    Reply
  • flowerish star September 8, 2013, 11:15 am

    I presonally got almost same letter from a scammer calling himself something like Ricard or so and working for an investor bla bla bla. I almost believed until he came with the must have appraisal condition!! Then I showed him the door and told him ” I Have no domains for sale, wether your client accept my price or he go”. Done and door slapped. They are really cunning and try to access your pocket in a smart way, I hope people over there on internet are awake and don’t believe them. Greetings

    Reply
  • Andy September 19, 2013, 5:00 pm

    Here is one more big scam by gentlemen named: M. Schwartzman

    Ok. Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing.

    My client needs an appraisal.

    Without the appraisal we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize our risks too.

    This service should also include a verification of trademarks. It’s important for us to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some official appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a bonus to the appraisal service. It will take only 2 minutes to order it.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services sometime ago:
    http://answers-google.net/answers/threadview2189058.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    Best regards,

    M. Schwartzman

    Domain Broker

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 5
    Phone: 0041763987739
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    Reply
  • sparkingnow September 20, 2013, 5:27 am

    Well here is my story. I got the following first mail from email “support@asp-web-hosting.biz “. His name is “Mark Schwartzman”. If you look his address and company address is different from the domain name he used for redirecting. If you open his website it redirects to some different website.
    His first mail was:
    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Dubai. He does not speak English and I will help him to purchase your wordscanspeak.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Mark Schwartzman

    Domain Broker

    ***************************
    His second mail was:
    My client offers $6500 for your domain.

    My investor has $180,000 budget for 20-30 domain names. How can we pay you: Credit card/Wire transfer/PayPal or Western Union?

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    M. Schwartzman

    Domain Broker

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 5
    Phone: 0041763987739
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz
    ————————-
    Then i replied:
    Hi Mark,

    I am ready to sell the domain “wordscanspeak.com” for $6500. I would recommend to use the Wire Transfer option. I have few other domains as well but before moving further i have few queries.

    1. What will be the process of this selling/buying domain? I would like to see the terms & Conditions.

    2. The domain name you have mentioned in the end of your mail redirects us to VPspace.com. If the original site is “VPspace.com” then why are you mentioning in the end of email?

    3. What is your relationship with the hosting company?

    4. The phone number you have mentioned in the end of email is has no relation with the website you have mentioned.

    5. Your mentioned address and the vpspace.com address is not same?
    ——————
    He replied then:
    Ok. Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing.

    My client needs an appraisal.

    Without the appraisal we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize our risks too.

    This service should also include a verification of trademarks. It’s important for us to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some official appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a bonus to the appraisal service. It will take only 2 minutes to order it.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the cnet forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.cnet-forum.biz/Archive/72905816431.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    ————————
    I also checked the WHOIS of the website he mentioned in the end “asp-web-hosting.biz “. I got the information that someone by the name “Roland Gordon” with the email address “dntrader75@hotmail.com”. I wrote him email about this Mr. Mark and he replied that Mr Mark is his employer. Interestingly this is how they play with the people and a complete cycle of fraud.

    Reply
  • Jakub September 25, 2013, 2:46 am

    Same mail diferent person
    M. Goldschmidt !!!

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Dubai. He does not speak English and I will help him to purchase your wordscanspeak.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    M. Goldschmidt

    Domain Broker
    ****

    Can domain be blocked by authorities?

    Reply
  • Martin September 25, 2013, 4:57 am

    He send me this:

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Dubai. He does not speak English and I will help him to purchase your *DOMAIN*.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    M. Goldschmidt

    Domain Broker

    —-

    And after that:

    —-

    I suggest to change your price to $5,000 for all these names. My buyer is very rich. I work on a commission basis. He pays me 5%-10% on ever sale.

    So I’m not interested in low figure sales. In this case I will earn more on the sale. You will earn much more too.

    My client offers $6500 for your domain.

    My investor has $180,000 budget for 20-30 domain names. How can we pay you: Credit card/Wire transfer/PayPal or Western Union?

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Michael Goldschmidt

    Domain Broker

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 27
    Phone: 0041763987736
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    Reply
  • Disenyo September 26, 2013, 3:37 am

    Got another one here guys…

    =======

    Great! Before we go further my client needs one thing from you:

    Please send us an official certificate of market price (appraisal). He needs an appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for us to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some official appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a bonus to the appraisal service. It will take only 2 minutes to order it.

    Without the appraisal we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize our risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.google.net/answers/threadview3290169.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Best regards,

    Michael Goldschmidt

    Domain Broker

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 27
    Phone: 0041763987736
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    =====

    Idiots!

    Reply
  • Steve September 27, 2013, 3:11 am

    Thank you all for the alerts.
    The following emails are what I received:

    > Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:13:28 -0700
    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > My client is an investor from Dubai. He does not speak English and I will help him to purchase your wanna-buddy.com.
    >
    > Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > M. Goldschmidt
    >
    > Domain Broker
    >
    > ***************************
    >
    > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    I suggest to change your price to $5,000. My buyer is very rich. I work on a commission basis. He pays me 5%-10% on ever sale.

    So I’m not interested in low figure sales. In this case I will earn more on the sale. You will earn much more too. My investor has $180,000 budget for 20-30 domain names. How can we pay you: Credit card/Wire transfer/PayPal or Western Union?

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Michael Goldschmidt

    Domain Realtor

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 27
    Phone: 0041763987731
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    Reply
  • Nicholas September 27, 2013, 1:49 pm

    Got the same from Goldschmidt as well for my domain names. What an unbelievable joke that we cannot even do business online anymore without having to check everything 100 times because of all these scammers. Glad I found this set of posts first.

    Reply
  • AbdulBasit Makrani September 28, 2013, 3:19 am

    I received similar message today which I wanted to share and update others:

    Sender email ID is “weitzman@asp-web-hosting.biz”

    Message is quoted below:

    “Hello!

    My client is an investor from UAE (Dubai.) He doesn’t speak English well and I will help him to purchase your MyDomainName dot com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Aaron Weitzman

    Swiss VP Hosting”

    When I asked him to make an offer he replied with:

    “My client offers $7500 for your domain.

    My investor has $230,000 budget for 30-40 domain names. How can we pay you: Credit card/Wire transfer/PayPal or Western Union?

    Are you a member of domain forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Aaron Weitzman

    Domain Realtor”

    No one offer you straightaway $7,500 right from the beginning for a domain which I think is worth $5-8k. Beware of this scammer.

    Reply
  • Ovidnet September 28, 2013, 1:18 pm

    Today I also received the same message as AbdulBasit Makrani. The scammer has signed with the name Aaron Weitzman. Do not be fooled by this man!

    Reply
  • Adam September 29, 2013, 1:42 am

    I too received the same email from Aaron Weitzman.

    Reply
  • dany September 29, 2013, 11:37 am

    Hey , the same story :
    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Dubai. He does not speak English and I will help him to purchase your domain.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    M. Goldschmidt

    Domain Realtor

    admin@asp-web-hosting.biz

    just a scamer , dont worry :)) No money here !

    Reply
  • ETIENNE October 1, 2013, 12:42 am

    J’ai également reçu des propositions identiques de ce M. Goldschmidt.
    Très malin!
    Ils nous fait dans un premier temps croire qu’un de ces riches client veut acheter notre nom de domaine, et une fois l’accord de prix conclu, il a comme par hasard besoin d’une évaluation officielle PAYANTE!!!!!!!
    BONJOUR L’ARNAQUE!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • Frédéric October 1, 2013, 9:36 am

    Fucking scam look

    “Ok. Before we proceed he needs only one thing from you:

    Please send us an official certificate of market price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem for you since some official appraisers include this option (trademark infringement verification) as a part of the appraisal service.

    Without the appraisal we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize our risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.google.net/answers/threadview5412381.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.”

    Reply
  • Donald October 1, 2013, 1:30 pm

    I also received this scamming email today:
    ________________________________________

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from UAE (Dubai.) He doesn’t speak English well and I will help him to purchase your xxxxxxxxxxx

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Joshua Portman

    Sales Department

    ASP Space Hosting

    ***************************

    Reply
  • Steve October 1, 2013, 11:45 pm

    Decided to play with this SOB for a bit to see if I could piss him off. Seems to have changed names in the process. Now he’s A. Goldschmidt. (A for Asshole).

    From: Goldschmidt (admin@asp-web-hosting.biz)
    Sent: Fri 9/27/13 2:49 PM
    To: .S .K (easyrider_7734@hotmail.com)

    I’m a middleman and I never pay for anything. People pay me for my services. My client gives you 48 hours to send him the appraisal. Otherwise he will accept the offer from another seller who already sent him the appraisals. I’m doing everything to make this deal happen.

    Best regards,

    A. Goldschmidt

    CEO

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 27
    Phone: 0041763987731
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    On 27.09.2013 21:36, .S .K wrote:

    Michael Goldschmidt,

    We recommend that you pay for the appraisal and we’ll also give you a commission for working with us. It would be a total win-win situation for you. Besides, we’re not that greedy.

    In regards to the $180,000 for additional domain names, we can provide at least 30 aged DN’s that are registered well into 2014. Does your client prefer .com, .net, .info, .mobi or .us
    Are there any preferences such as adult oriented DN’s? We have those too. Just let us know.

    When can we expect payment for the Domain Name your client wishes to purchase? Please, do not hesitate on the great opportunity of working with us. We can assure that you’d be quite happy with all the commissions that you’d make with us. Again, do not miss out on this lucrative deal!

    We look forward to your client’s immediate payment.

    Sincerely,

    Steve

    BEO (Better Executive Officer)

    Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:57:02 +0400
    From: admin@asp-web-hosting.biz
    To: easyrider_7734@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: wanna-buddy.com

    I’m not going to pay for appraisals from my small commission. You earn much more on this deal and this is your responsibility. My client is a golden mine. You may lose this great opportunity.

    Best regards,

    A. Goldschmidt

    CEO

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 27
    Phone: 0041763987731
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    On 27.09.2013 20:53, .S .K wrote:

    Michael Goldschmidt,

    If your suggesting to change the price to $5000 because your buyer is very rich;
    and also that you work on a commission basis, we would recommend that you do the appraisal on the domain name and present it to your client. Therefore, you’ll have all
    your ducks in a row.

    We are sure that your client will trust and accept “your” appraisal more so than ours.

    You’ll discover no copyright infringements in regards to any of our Domain Names. We check on that status prior to acquisition.

    As stated previously, a PayPal payment of $5,000US would be acceptable.

    Sincerely,

    Steve

    BEO

    Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:43:21 +0400
    From: admin@asp-web-hosting.biz
    To: easyrider_7734@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: wanna-buddy.com

    Great! Before we go further my client needs one thing from you:

    Please send us an official certificate of market price (appraisal). He needs an appraisal service that also verifies possible trademark infringements. It’s important for us to know that your domain has no problems with trademarks. It won’t be a problem for you since some official appraisers offer this option (trademark infringement verification) as a bonus to the appraisal service. It will take only 2 minutes to order it.

    Without the appraisal we cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize our risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.google.net/answers/threadview3290169.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Best regards,

    Michael Goldschmidt

    CEO

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 27
    Phone: 0041763987731
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    On 27.09.2013 14:56, .S .K wrote:

    The amount of $5,000 US would be acceptable. A PayPal payment would be fine.

    Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:12:42 +0400
    From: admin@asp-web-hosting.biz
    To: easyrider_7734@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: wanna-buddy.com

    I suggest to change your price to $5,000. My buyer is very rich. I work on a commission basis. He pays me 5%-10% on ever sale.

    So I’m not interested in low figure sales. In this case I will earn more on the sale. You will earn much more too. My investor has $180,000 budget for 20-30 domain names. How can we pay you: Credit card/Wire transfer/PayPal or Western Union?

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Michael Goldschmidt

    Domain Realtor

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 27
    Phone: 0041763987731
    http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz

    On 27.09.2013 7:31, .S .K wrote:

    M. Goldschmidt,

    Salikam,
    Appreciate your clients interest in our DN “wanna-buddy.com”
    We’ll review any reasonable offer that your client has in mind.

    A list of available DN’s will be sent.

    Salam,
    Sincerely,
    Stephen

    > From: admin@asp-web-hosting.biz
    > To: easyrider_7734@hotmail.com
    > Subject: wanna-buddy.com
    > Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:13:28 -0700
    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > My client is an investor from Dubai. He does not speak English and I will help him to purchase your wanna-buddy.com.
    >
    > Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > M. Goldschmidt
    >
    > Domain Broker
    >
    > ***************************
    >
    > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.
    >

    Reply
  • Fabio October 2, 2013, 3:04 pm

    Same here.

    ” Hello!
    >
    > My client is an investor from UAE (Dubai.) He doesn’t speak English well and I will help him to purchase your xxx
    >
    > Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.
    >
    > If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Jan Portman
    >
    > CEO”

    Reply
  • Rocky October 4, 2013, 9:20 pm

    I GOT THE ONE, Really Disappointed after reading this page. This guy played with the emotions when i am in the need of money. Huh.

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from UAE (Dubai.) He doesn’t speak English well and I will help him to purchase your ######.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Jan Portman

    Domain Realtor

    VPS Host

    Switzerland
    Basel

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • ipneighbor.com October 4, 2013, 9:59 pm

    I got it too and then searched for jan portman Domain Realtor on google and came up with this page Thanks
    Looking at where the email came from
    IP Address 95.72.237.198 which is in Moscow Russia

    Reply
  • tine October 5, 2013, 3:10 am

    Got it too:

    He offers 10,000 usd. Do you sell a domain (not a web site)?

    He has 296,000 usd budget for 40-50 domain names.

    How can I pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Jan Portman

    Domain Realtor

    VPS Host

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763987831

    My Answer:
    that might be true…
    could your nickname be Aaron Weitzman, Abdul Basit Makrani, M. Goldschmidt, Joshua Portman?

    Then i might know you!

    Reply
  • Fabio October 9, 2013, 4:05 pm

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from UAE (Dubai.) He doesn’t speak English well and I will help him to purchase your infoaboutrome.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Jacob Portman

    Sales Manager

    VPS Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763987831

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Rohith October 9, 2013, 11:25 pm

    Hello Guys,

    I became a victim of these guys, I ordered for domain appraise and lost $70 USD.

    Is there a way I can file something against them and way to teach a lesson for these guys”?

    Reply
  • Simon Vandott October 13, 2013, 9:52 pm

    Hello!

    My client is a rich investor from Japan. I will represent his interests in purchasing your d************e.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Judith Portman

    Vice President

    VPS Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763987941

    This is how I asked him to pay for the appraisal,

    Dear Mr. Portman,

    I’m experiencing some issue with my credit card. so can’t make the payment to domain apprisal service. If you sure about the deal please take the appraisal report by your self ‘I’ll pay you the cost with some extra money for sure.

    as I can see there is no authentication or ownership needed to get the appraisal.

    sorry for the inconvenience happened. willing to hear from you.

    regards,
    XXXXXX

    This is the answer I got.

    I’m not going to pay it out of my pocket. My commission is only 10%. You earn much more on this deal. You are the owner and you should order it.

    So be aware don’t let the scams get on you……!

    Reply
  • standpauke October 14, 2013, 11:45 am

    And the same fuching old game in germany: A Miss Judith Portman, also Basel, krayenrain, nice, maybe we know each other:
    Hello!
    My client is a rich investor from Japan. I will represent his interests in purchasing your XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com
    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.
    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices. Regards,
    –and next:
    My client offers 15,000 usd for all your domains.
    He has 135,000 usd budget for 40-50 domain names.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    Regards,

    J. Portman
    Vice President

    VPS Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763987941

    Reply
  • Fernando October 14, 2013, 11:50 am

    Hello Guys,

    They are sending these e-mails in Brazil too. Same drill but with different names. Now is Joshua Eiserman.

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Dubai. He does not speak English and I will help him to purchase your XXXX.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Joshua Eiserman

    Domain Realtor

    Asp Web Services

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • AAA October 15, 2013, 3:33 am

    His name changed today again. Text is still the same:

    Best regards,
    Roland Bergman
    Cloud Web Hosting Solutions
    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763986921

    Reply
  • Franco October 15, 2013, 4:55 am

    I recieved this today from support@cloud-hosting.biz

    Hello!

    My client is a rich investor from Switzerland. I will represent his interests in purchasing your *****.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Roland Bergman

    Cloud Web Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763986921

    Reply
  • gphilip October 15, 2013, 1:42 pm

    Same here:

    Hello!

    My client is a rich investor from Switzerland. I will represent his interests in purchasing your ***.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Roland Bergman

    Cloud Web Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763986921

    Reply
  • Boomer October 18, 2013, 2:56 pm

    Recieved an e-mail from: ecommerce@asp-web-hosting.biz

    Hello!
    My client is an investor from UAE (Dubai.) He doesn’t speak English well and I will help him to purchase your tipsandtricks.co.
    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.
    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,
    Jan Portman
    Domain Realtor
    VPS Host

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763987831
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Hello Jan Portman,

    Please, excuse me for taking that long to answer.
    My domain tipsandtricks.co is still for sell, and the price is $

    Here is the list of domains that are currently for sell:

    1 – $
    2 – $
    3 – $
    4 – $
    5 – $
    6 – $

    If you are interested – please feel free to contact me at any time.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m only a representative. My client is going to buy it. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% of the sale price. So I’m not interested in low ball sales. I suggest you to change your price to $5000. Of course, the budget of my client is not unlimited but he can afford this sum. Ok?

    Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

    He has 112,000 usd budget for 40-50 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ok, no problem, I’m asking 5000$ for domain name tipsandtricks.co .

    I would like to recieve this money by Western Union. When I recieve the whole sum then I will transfer your domain (you must have account on godaddy.com).

    I sell only domain names, not websites.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    My client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal) as a proof of your market price. He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem for you since some official appraisers include this option (trademark infringement verification) as a part of the appraisal service.

    Without the appraisal he cannot be 100% sure in the final sale price. The appraisal will help determine the true value of your domain’s worth so you can maximize profits during the sale. On the other hand, it will minimize his risks too.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.google.net/answers/threadview5301270.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the official appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. You should not worry about possible low values of the appraisal. I worked with them before. They give much better values and the most important part: my client trusts them. My investor pays me a commission on every purchase based on the final sale price. So I’m not interested in low appraisals too.

    They also provide a free trademark infringement verification as a bonus to the appraisal service. Just email them your domains and write that you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Great!
    I’m sure that I can value my domain names as I want as owner, and then it’s up to buyer – to purchase or not.

    But if You insist,no problem, you can make this appraisal process for tipsandtricks.co by yourself, you’ll get results directly to yourself, as you know how to do it, and than we’ll make a deal.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m not going to pay it out of my pocket. My commission is only 10%. You earn much more on this deal. You are the owner and you should order it.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So, scam links:
    http://answers-google.net/answers/threadview5301270.htm
    http://certificates.icaan.net/default.htm

    Reply
  • Ahmad October 18, 2013, 5:45 pm

    Hello!

    My client is a rich investor from Japan. I will represent his interests in purchasing your wnwhite.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Judith Portman

    Vice President

    VPS Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763987941

    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Carla Campbell October 20, 2013, 3:37 pm

    My client offers 6,000 usd. Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

    He has 112,000 usd budget for 40-50 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    Best regards,

    Roland Bergman

    Cloud Web Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763986921

    Reply
  • Sebastiano October 22, 2013, 5:15 am

    My client offers 12,000 usd. Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

    He has 112,000 usd budget for 40-50 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Best regards,

    Roland Bergman

    Cloud Web Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763986921

    Reply
  • diego costa October 29, 2013, 7:58 am

    R. Bertman oct 28 a las 12:33 PMParadiego costa, My client never proceeds without the appraisal with the TM verification from a source he trusts. I'm doing everything to make this deal happen. You can earn thousands by investing only several dollars in the appraisals. I hope you will not miss this opportunity.

    There is no risk for you. You can use an official appraisal to sell your domain to any serious seller. Without appraisals you can sell your domain for $200-$300 only. With a certified appraisal there are no any limits. You can sell for a much higher price.
    Best regards,

    R. Bertman

    Cloud Space

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 9
    Phone: 0041763986927

    Reply
  • Gabriel October 29, 2013, 5:57 pm

    I must confess that I have fallen in the trap of these scammers.
    Micheal Schwartzman from these bogus Switzerland, Basel, am krayenrain 5, Phone: 0041763987739 http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz
    He very professionally and politely described to me how to make these appraisals in order to buy my domains.
    Good news, and I hope this can help any one that falls in the same trap, is that I opened disputes for the Paypal payments I made to http://certifiedappraisal.net, and the seller quickly returned the full amount I paid.
    I have learnt some time ago that paying thru Paypal instead of directly using a credit card is much better (from the buyer point of view) because of the drastic measures Paypal takes against a seller that is blamed for not honoring the business. I’ve been accidentally one time in the other side (as paypal seller, long story), and for a single complain they shut my account for weeks.
    I am programming computers since 1982, so I am very ashamed of being caught this time. Anyone can fall. Don’t trust anyone and Google it as much as you can.

    From my side, I will try to stop their business. So BEWARE of the following sites and persons. They probably are the same person, or the same team.
    – Micheal Schwartzman, from Switzerland, website http://www.asp-web-hosting.biz, wich redirect to http://www.vpspace.com/
    http://www.vpspace.com/
    – Shareit.com, who accepts payments and process their scams
    http://certifiedappraisal.net, who is the core of the scam. This is a totally bogus company. A Sandra Miller always takes care of the email replies.
    – digitalRiver is another company probably part of the scamming team (or allowing the scam team to act)
    http://market.icaan.info/sell.htm the website that makes fake appraisals

    Reply
  • Bob October 30, 2013, 3:22 pm

    Here’s another to add to the list:

    Name: Robert Brodman (support@php-web-hosting.info)

    Copy of the initial email:
    —————————————-
    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Japan. He is going to invest in domains. At this time he is interested in purchasing your xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com (domain removed).

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    If you have other names for sale please email me your list with prices.

    Regards,

    Robert Brodman

    PHP Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 4
    Phone: 0041763986913
    —————————————-

    In follow up emails he pointed me to: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview7418605.htm

    … which essentially is him recommending his website that others have mentioned here: http://cert.icaan.net/

    BEWARE!

    Reply
  • Thang Tran November 3, 2013, 1:08 am

    first email:
    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Japan. He is going to invest in domains. At this time he is interested in purchasing your mientaydeal.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $185,000 usd for 40-50 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Roger Brodman

    PHP Web Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 5
    Phone: 0041763986914

    ***************************

    second email:
    Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m only a representative. My client is going to buy it. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% of the sale price. So I’m not interested in low ball sales. I suggest you to change your price to $10000. Of course, the budget of my client is not unlimited but he can afford this sum. Ok?

    What country are you from?

    Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

    He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    Regards,

    R. Brodman

    PHP Web Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 5
    Phone: 0041763986914

    third email:

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview7418605.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Sam November 4, 2013, 7:21 pm

    From: support@php-web-hosting.info
    Sent: 11/03/13 08:58 AM
    To:
    Subject: *****sources.net

    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Japan. He is going to invest in domains. At this time he is interested in purchasing your wikisources.net.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $185,000 usd for 40-50 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Roger Brodman

    PHP Web Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 5
    Phone: 0041763986914

    Reply
  • CL November 4, 2013, 11:15 pm

    Same above comments mentioned. Investor from Japan, Name, R. Brodman and want an appraisal. Thank you for this website of alert!

    Reply
  • JT November 5, 2013, 2:33 am

    thank god i got suspicious and googled it ….

    Reply
  • Duhul November 6, 2013, 4:52 am

    Best wishes for having such scam info blog! Got suspicious and google went me to this article. Here he go again:

    support@php-web-hosting.info
    To Me
    Today at 9:53 AM
    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Saudi Arabia. At this time he is interested in purchasing your bededit.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $205,000 usd for 30-40 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ronald Brodman

    PHP Net Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Totentanz 17
    Phone: 0041763986910
    ***************************

    Hi,

    http://www.bededit.com is available for sell at 699 EUR (I can push it from Godaddy to you in january 2014), you have the option to buy it directly from page.
    http://www.weightlossproductshop.com available for sell (after 30Dec2013) in your interest area

    Regards,
    Valentin

    699 – Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $500 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview7418605.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    Regards,

    R. Brodman

    PHP Net Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Totentanz 17
    Phone: 0041763986910

    Hi,

    My price is low and fair, not interested in higher offers that have no fundaments. If you like it, buy it directly, than you can appraise it as you want were you want and present it to your customer. Your commision in this higher amount you will communicate will cover for sure any expenses you may have.
    Dont disturb me anymore if you want me to pay any appraisal.

    Thanks for understanding
    Valentin

    Reply
  • Jeremias November 7, 2013, 5:48 pm

    Here’s the Whois information for this jerk. If anyone lives near Switzerland or Amsterdam you should give him a call…

    WHOIS search results for:PHP-WEB-HOSTING.INFO(Registered)
    Domain Name: PHP-WEB-HOSTING.INFO
    Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
    Updated Date: 2013-10-28 13:50:35
    Creation Date: 2013-10-28 20:50:34
    Registrar Expiration Date: 2014-10-28 20:50:34
    Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
    Domain Status: CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
    Domain Status: CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
    Domain Status: CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Domain Status: CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
    Domain Status: TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Registrant Name: Roland Gordon
    Registrant Organization:
    Registrant Street: mattenstrasse 12
    Registrant City: Cham
    Registrant State/Province: Cham
    Registrant Postal Code: 6330
    Registrant Country: Switzerland
    Admin Name: Roland Gordon
    Admin Organization:
    Admin Street: mattenstrasse 12
    Admin City: Cham
    Admin State/Province: Cham
    Admin Postal Code: 6330
    Admin Country: Switzerland
    Admin Phone: +41.794024086
    Admin Fax:
    Admin Email: dntrader75@hotmail.com
    Tech Name: Roland Gordon
    Tech Organization:
    Tech Street: mattenstrasse 12
    Tech City: Cham
    Tech State/Province: Cham
    Tech Postal Code: 6330
    Tech Country: Switzerland
    Tech Phone: +41.794024086
    Tech Fax:
    Tech Email: dntrader75@hotmail.com
    Name Server: NS33.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

    Reply
  • Mzx November 8, 2013, 1:52 am

    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Saudi Arabia. At this time he is interested in purchasing your *****.com

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $215,000 usd for 50-60 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ronald Brodman

    PHP Net Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Totentanz 17
    Phone: 0041763986910
    ***************************
    ————————————————————–
    Hello,

    Please add me on skype so we can discuss this further: ********.
    I’m quite interested in your offer but there are some details we should discuss.
    Thanks in advance,
    —————————————————————
    My client offers xx,xxx$ eur. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview7418605.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Regards,

    Ronald Brodman

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Totentanz 17
    Phone: 0041763986903
    ———————————————————————————-
    Sounds great.
    But, tell me … how do you comment the content of this website ?
    http://morganlinton.com/scam-alert-new-domain-appraisal-scam-website-domain-hosting-com-and-dirk-engelmann/
    —————————————————————————————

    ***** Same scammer , same way.

    —————————————————————————————–
    This is the e-mail and the hosting address : support@php-web-hosting.info

    Reply
  • Lehigh Man November 8, 2013, 4:29 am

    Someone needs to kick the shit out this asshole. Got a similar message:

    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Saudi Arabia. At this time he is interested in purchasing your calssesfly.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $215,000 usd for 50-60 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ronald Brodman

    PHP Net Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Totentanz 17
    Phone: 0041763986910
    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Andre November 8, 2013, 10:14 am

    Now its an investor from Saudi-Arabia, yeah.
    He is interested in 42 domains. Each $200 and need an appraisal lol.
    Some established, some with traffic blabla

    —————————————————————————————
    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Saudi Arabia. At this time he is interested in purchasing your hahahavideo.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $215,000 usd for 50-60 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ronald Brodman

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Totentanz 17
    Phone: 0041763986903
    ***************************

    Reply
  • Anon November 8, 2013, 4:10 pm

    Same story different names

    Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Qatar. At this time he is interested in purchasing your onleadership.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $215,000 usd for 50-60 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Roger Hetzner

    Switzerland
    Cham
    Dorfplatz 5
    Phone: 00417809532

    Reply
  • maikex November 9, 2013, 1:15 am

    continue the scams from :

    Ronald Brodman

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Totentanz 17
    Phone: 0041763986903

    Be warned!!!!!

    Reply
  • Chris November 11, 2013, 7:06 pm

    🙂
    same here:

    My client offers 15000 usd for ll these extension.! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview8529714.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    Regards,

    R. Hetzner

    Switzerland
    Cham
    Dorfplatz 5
    Phone: 041 377 48 12

    Reply
  • Max November 12, 2013, 9:34 am

    Thanks for this alert! I just received an e-mail from Ralf Hetzner, Cham, Switzerland, saying “My client is a businessman from Qatar” blah blah – Keep up the good work!

    Reply
  • joshua November 13, 2013, 8:25 am

    I got the rich investor from Dubai shtick.

    The name he used is Mark Perelman

    Reply
  • Paul November 15, 2013, 1:40 am

    Mine was a businessman from Qatar, from Ralf Hetzner.

    Reply
  • Zack November 15, 2013, 11:06 am

    Another one going around right now from a Ralf Hetzner.

    Reply
  • Peter November 15, 2013, 11:44 am

    Yep, I have Ralf Hetzner too

    Reply
  • Jon November 16, 2013, 5:20 am

    I got Hetzner as well LOL

    Reply
  • Sander November 17, 2013, 11:48 am

    I just got the same scam from Ralf Hetzner too

    Reply
  • Steve November 18, 2013, 3:34 pm

    I’ve just had the below e-mail… What is this Guy’s end GOAL…????

    “”””””””Hello!

    My client is a businessman from Emirates (UAE). He is very interested in buying your ………………..tv.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $215,000 usd for 50-60 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ralf Hetzner

    Switzerland
    Cham
    Dorfplatz 5
    Phone: 041 377 48 12
    ***************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.””””””””

    Reply
  • loko November 20, 2013, 9:09 am

    Ralf Hetzner here, too. Scam alert!

    Reply
  • Cam November 21, 2013, 8:32 am

    I recieved an offer from Ralf, representing a rich business man
    Scam from moment i saw it. His website php-web-hosting.info resolves at some .com

    Reply
  • oriol November 27, 2013, 11:51 am

    I received the same email, but with different name!! thanks for the advice..

    My client is an investor from Saudi Arabia. He is going to buy *******.us.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $247,000 budget for 35-40 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Rolf Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Langmauerweg 14
    Phone: 031 311 49 62

    Reply
  • Victor December 2, 2013, 1:48 am

    Rolf Reber changed his address and the client as well:

    Hello!

    My client is a professional investor from South Korea. He is interested in purchasing arsildo.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $247,000 budget for 35-40 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ralf Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Kollerweg 80
    Phone: 031 312 49 60

    Reply
  • Anne Hutchins December 2, 2013, 3:00 pm

    This scam landed in my Gmail box last week. Ralf Hetzner of Switzerland pimping for his fictitious rich Emirates (UAE) “client”, supposedly wanting to buy one of the domains I have for sale. The bonus is that I have another subject for a new blog post on my anti-scammers blog.

    Reply
  • Ernie Hoffstetter December 4, 2013, 2:28 am

    I knew this was a scam! He insisted I pay $69.00 for the appraisal. The appraisal site he recommended looked (un-optimized and under-visited) to me since I am SEO specialist. The forum he he mentions is here: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview9630825.htm and is a fairly new domain.

    Hello!

    My client is a professional investor from South Korea. He is interested in
    purchasing subsided.net.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $207,000 budget for 30-40 domain names. He is very interested
    in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss
    related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union,
    escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the
    sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each
    other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ralf Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Kollerweg 80
    Phone: 031 312 49 60

    Reply
  • mimi December 4, 2013, 10:38 am

    Hello, I am a representative for Jivla.com, we are in the business of advertising and selling domain names. We have just received this exact type of letter dated Dec 3 2013, however the only difference is the investor is from Bahrain and the return address in Switzerland, has a different telephone number. Be cautious, he is changing some details.

    Reply
  • Jed December 4, 2013, 11:28 am

    I also received such a scam. The conversation follows:

    “Hello!

    My client is an investor from Bahrain. He is interested in purchasing ______.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $207,000 budget for 30-40 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ralf Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Kollerweg 80
    Phone: 0313724960

    —-
    I respond with a request for $10,000.
    —-
    His response:

    10000 – Ok. Great! I’m a representative. My client is going to buy your domain. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% -15% of the sale price. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process.

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview9630825.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    Regards,

    R. Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Kollerweg 80
    Phone: 0313174960

    —-

    Of course, Google Answers shut down in December 2006, and Google-Archive.com is not owned by Google. A quick Whois on Ralf’s website “php-mysql-hosting.info” shows he is from Switzerland (supposedly) but the first and last name differ.

    Reply
  • Jack December 4, 2013, 1:08 pm

    This one arrived this morning:

    support@php-mysql-hosting.info
    2:17 AM (12 hours ago)

    
    to me 

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Bahrain. He is interested in purchasing

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $207,000 budget for 30-40 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method  (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ralf Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Kollerweg 80
    Phone: 0313724960

    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Frank December 4, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Here is my mail date 04/12/20013 🙂

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Bahrain. He is interested in purchasing u**********.info.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $207,000 budget for 30-40 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Ralf Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Kollerweg 80
    Phone: 0313724960

    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • DONNA December 5, 2013, 7:06 am

    YUP I GOT THIS SCAM EMAIL AS WELL FROM RALF REBER IN SWITZERLAND

    Reply
  • Rob December 7, 2013, 4:57 am

    Yep, I just got one from Ralf Reber too. Representing a rich businessman in Bahrain. LOL

    Reply
  • sven December 7, 2013, 3:53 pm

    I got also scam by these swiss guys:
    Ralph Reber, Kollerweg 80, Bern, CH, Phone: 0313174960
    Roland Gordon, mattenstrasse 12, Cham, CH
    support@php-mysql-hosting.info

    php-mysql-hosting.info is linked to http://www.vpspace.com/
    Is vpspace involved or do they know about the missuse of their address?

    Reply
  • Christian December 8, 2013, 1:19 pm

    Aus Deutschland. Selbe Masche.
    r.reber aus bern

    Reply
  • Dale December 8, 2013, 6:12 pm

    Ralf changed his name. Got same email this morning from M. Blosser. Still in Switzerland though!

    Reply
  • Pollux December 10, 2013, 1:54 pm

    Thanks for the alert!!! I was about to pay when I noticed that it was not real icann website and it sounds wrong somewhere to me…

    Reply
  • Sampath December 11, 2013, 11:29 pm

    This is an eye opener for me, I too got an identical mail and I responded quoting the price but he didn’t reply me so I’ve sent a reminder mail today and was just googling about Ralf and here Iam.

    Thanks for the one who has started this thread and saving others from falling into the fraudsters trap.

    Reply
  • Jeff Z December 12, 2013, 12:28 pm

    Here’s what RALF REBER said to me: And yes, it’s a scam. Website above is email address he used. Says he’s in Bern.

    3900 – Ok. Great! I’m a representative. My client is going to buy your domain. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% -15% of the sale price. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process.

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview9630825.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    Regards,

    R. Reber

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Kollerweg 80
    Phone: 0313174960

    Reply
  • Alireza December 14, 2013, 3:05 am

    I just paid for the appraisal website he said his client is gonna be late for the payment like 1 or 2 months the he said that his going to a meeting this week he can show them the certificate ;( i lost all my money to be exact 119$ for the appraisal and 20$ for listing my domain this just sucks im 13 years old and im going to get my ass whooped for spending that much money i just wrote an email to the companys support email and m.blosser himself full of swear words i just couldnt control myself

    Reply
  • Gabriel December 14, 2013, 9:19 am

    Just call your credit card company, and mention this post. In my case, I paid with Paypal and I opened a case for each payment I made, and Paypal without too much questions quickly refunded my money. Credit cards companies must do the same.

    Reply
  • Anonymous December 20, 2013, 7:15 am

    (Start at the bottom & work your way up)

    Ok. Great! I’m a representative. My client is going to buy your domain. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% -15% of the sale price. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process.

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview0741936.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Regards,

    M. Blossom

    Switzerland
    Geneva
    Av. Dumas 11
    Phone: 3614235

    On 20.12.2013 3:41, notgonnahappen@email.com wrote:
    > $5000 is obviously fine. I’m in the United States. I use paypal only. It is the domain only, no web site.
    >
    > ——– Original Message ——–
    > Subject: Re: **************.com
    > From: “hosting@php-mysql-hosting.info”
    > To: notgonnahappen@email.com
    >
    > Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m a representative. My client is going to buy your domain. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% -15% of the sale price. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process, transfer and any other things.
    >
    > I’m not interested in sales under 1000 usd. I suggest you to change your price to $5000. Of course, the budget of my client is not unlimited but he can afford this sum. Ok?
    >
    > What country are you from? Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.
    >
    > He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.
    >
    > How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.
    >
    > Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > M. Blossom
    >
    > Switzerland
    > Geneva
    > Av. Dumas 11
    > Phone: 3614235
    >
    > On 20.12.2013, notgonnahappen@email.com wrote:
    >> I accept paypal only to this same email address, the price would be $500 and I would need details for transfer
    >>
    >> ——– Original Message ——–
    >> Subject: *************.com
    >> From:
    >> To:
    >>
    >> Hello!
    >>
    >> My client is a rich investor from Singapore. He is interested in purchasing ************.com.
    >>
    >> Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.
    >>
    >> My client has $319,000 budget for 60-70 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.
    >>
    >> Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.
    >>
    >> Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> M. Blossom
    >>
    >> Switzerland
    >> Geneva
    >> Av. Dumas 11
    >> Phone: 3614235
    >> **************************
    >>
    >> CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • LOL December 20, 2013, 12:36 pm

    From: domains@php-mysql-hosting.info You moved this message to its current location.
    Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 6:00:41 PM
    To: **********@hotmail.com

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Australia. He is interested in purchasing *****.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $297,000 budget for 30-35 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    W. Roetz

    Switzerland
    Geneva
    Av. Louis-Casai 71
    Phone: 41 22 3614238
    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • HM Soeharto December 20, 2013, 8:39 pm

    Thank you for this alert. This morning I receive email:

    Delivered-To: MyEmail@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.76.11.233 with SMTP id t9csp7481oab;
    Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:17:44 -0800 (PST)
    X-Received: by 10.68.203.34 with SMTP id kn2mr10987059pbc.82.1387574264226;
    Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:17:44 -0800 (PST)
    Return-Path:
    Received: from p3plsmtpa08-06.prod.phx3.secureserver.net (p3plsmtpa08-06.prod.phx3.secureserver.net. [173.201.193.107])
    by mx.google.com with ESMTP id fu1si6174753pbc.134.2013.12.20.13.17.43
    for ;
    Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:17:44 -0800 (PST)
    Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 173.201.193.107 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of hosting@php-mysql-hosting.info) client-ip=173.201.193.107;
    Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
    spf=neutral (google.com: 173.201.193.107 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of hosting@php-mysql-hosting.info) smtp.mail=hosting@php-mysql-hosting.info
    Received: from [192.168.1.2] ([95.72.114.53])
    by p3plsmtpa08-06.prod.phx3.secureserver.net with
    id 3xHg1n00W19BJMK01xHiUR; Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:17:43 -0700
    Message-ID:
    Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2013 01:17:38 +0400
    From: “hosting@php-mysql-hosting.info”
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.2.0
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    To: MyEmail
    Subject: Re: mydomain.com for $5165
    References:
    In-Reply-To:
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary=”————090907070905030708030501″

    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
    ————–090907070905030708030501
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    Ok. Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above
    $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale
    price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of
    price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems.
    It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers
    this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of
    the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my
    client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain
    purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or
    similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot
    and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our
    case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I
    asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification
    services. Please read this:
    http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview0741936.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM
    verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a
    buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After
    several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by
    step instructions.

    Regards,

    M. Blossom

    Switzerland
    Geneva
    Av. Dumas 11
    Phone: 3614235

    Reply
  • KS December 23, 2013, 1:41 pm

    He must have changed his name cause the exact email said his name was W. Roetz.

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Australia. He is interested in purchasing HOLLYWOODROCKER.COM.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $297,000 budget for 30-35 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    W. Roetz

    Switzerland
    Geneva
    Av. Louis-Casai 71
    Phone: 41 22 3614238

    I cross referenced the email address and found that this showing he registered it last month http://domain-kb.com/www/php-mysql-hosting.info
    I mentioned that i would only use an escrow company of my choosing and since he raised the asking price by a couple grand I said if they required an appraisal, the client would have to pay for it and all of the escrow fees……I received the exact same email as a reply…lol.

    Reply
  • Flubbawubba December 25, 2013, 2:06 am

    Must be a bunch of these guys working hard in Switzerland….

    W. Roetz, Ralf, Mr blossom,

    I got hit up by Mr Roetz today…..same crap as above

    Reply
  • GodOfDomains.com December 25, 2013, 9:31 pm

    Today I got same mail from the scammer.

    from: domains@php-mysql-hosting.info
    to:
    date: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 12:10 AM
    subject: *****************.com
    : Important mainly because of the people in the conversation.

    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Australia. He is interested in purchasing *****************.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $297,000 budget for 30-35 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    W. Roetz

    Switzerland
    Geneva
    Av. Louis-Casai 71
    Phone: 41 22 3614238
    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Arthur Burlo December 26, 2013, 12:50 pm

    Here is the sequel! It was too god to be true:

    Merry Christmas! Thank you for answering all my questions.

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview1852047.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    Regards,

    W. Roetz

    Switzerland
    Geneva
    Av. Louis-Casai 71
    Phone: 41 22 3614238

    Reply
  • Surroundx January 3, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I just received the following email:

    “Hello!

    I represent a big investor from the Emirates who is going to buy your abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953
    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.”

    Reply
  • Mark January 4, 2014, 3:07 am

    It was David Duncan for me… Vice President of Switzerland!!! (Apparently)

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from the Emirates who is going to buy your *************.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953
    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Luc de Jager January 5, 2014, 3:43 am

    David duncan was it for me too 🙂

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from the Emirates who wants to purchase *******.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953
    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Bill Thompson January 6, 2014, 12:41 pm

    I got the same e-mail today. Thanks for the posting I really appreciate it! Here’s my letter lol.

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from the Emirates who wants to purchase
    ***.us.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in
    financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related
    domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union,
    escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the
    sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each
    other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953
    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private,
    confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of
    the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the
    intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the
    sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email
    including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • David Darby January 8, 2014, 9:18 am

    I have received David Duncan as well.

    Reply
  • David Darby January 8, 2014, 9:22 am

    I received an email from David Duncan but we actually did the deal. He sent the money directly to my PayPal. I am not saying he will do the same with everyone, I just think its weird.

    Reply
  • Mark Royer January 8, 2014, 11:24 am

    Look what I received today… of course the reply email failed :-))

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from my country who wants to purchase kiddens.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953

    Reply
  • Catalina January 8, 2014, 2:43 pm

    I just got one from a guy name David Duncan in Switzerland…

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from my country who wants to purchase shopingmama.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953

    Reply
  • Swarup January 11, 2014, 6:09 am

    Thanks a lot for this post.

    Yesterday I got same email. I just feel something wrong after see the sender id. So I google search the address and find this post.

    Here is my Email :

    From >> ecommerce@php-mysql-hosting.info

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from my country who wants to purchase digitaltechmart.com .

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953
    **************************

    Reply
  • mike January 11, 2014, 7:16 am

    I got the same as above.

    “Hello!

    I represent a big investor from my country who wants to purchase perennial.biz.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953”

    Reply
  • Fix January 11, 2014, 12:48 pm

    David Duncan very popular, he seems: I’ve received the same mail.
    “I represent a wealthy investor from Macau (China) who wants to purchase…”.

    Reply
  • andrew January 11, 2014, 2:34 pm

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from the Emirates who wants to purchase XXXXXXXX.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953

    Reply
  • Bill January 11, 2014, 4:27 pm

    I got the same email from David Duncan. I was already suspicious before I found this site, so I replied to him about my concern. This is what he sent me:

    “I’m not interested in making $10 on referring appraisal services. I earn much more money on actual sales. I’m a representative. My client is going to buy your domain. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% -15% of the sale price. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process, transfer and any other things.

    If you cannot provide us with the appraisal we will look for other names.”

    I then did a Google search and came across this website. So glad I found this site before I got scammed!

    Reply
  • Rodolfo January 11, 2014, 5:42 pm

    I got : a wealthy investor from Macau…..

    David Duncan

    ecommerce@php-mysql-hosting.info

    Reply
  • Julez January 12, 2014, 4:49 am

    Thanks for this site 🙂

    Look at this scam message …
    —————————–
    Hello!

    I represent a wealthy investor from Macau (China) who wants to purchase ***.

    My investor has $386,000 budget for 30-50 domain names.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?
    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953
    **************************

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email communication may contain private, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated and/or duly authorized recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient or have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by email and permanently delete all copies of this email including all attachments without reading them.

    Reply
  • Jed Maitland-Carter January 12, 2014, 1:48 pm

    David Duncan with the investor from Macau, just emailed.
    thanks for the warning about this.

    Reply
  • RW January 13, 2014, 10:07 pm

    Thanks for starting a thread on this.
    Noticed things were not that right when I went to the valuations website: http://www.icann-valuations.org/default.htm
    and the appraisal fees at checkout was a lot more than what was quoted on the pricelist!
    Also, professional appraisal services should be dictated by expertise and not by the offer price range…that should set alarm bells ringing!
    But greed makes one want to believe what is ‘too good to believe’…
    Has anyone tried calling the telephone number listed?
    =======================================
    Hello!

    My client is an investor from Australia. He is interested in purchasing ———–

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has $297,000 budget for 30-35 domain names. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    W. Roetz

    Switzerland
    Geneva
    Av. Louis-Casai 71
    Phone: 41 22 3614238
    **************************

    Reply
  • Amaan January 23, 2014, 12:21 am

    Hello there,

    Yesterday I just had received the same kind of email wanting to purchase my domain for an unbelievable price offer.

    Please check the second email as follow
    =============================
    My client offers $15,000 for all four names.

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview3074269.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $15,000 offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Regards,

    Michael Duncan

    Director of Investor Relations

    Riehenring 119
    4058
    Basel
    Switzerland
    Phone: 0041763987181

    ======================

    Looks like they are calling Google answer page as a reference. And the email was sent by [ Director ].

    When I see the email address, I guessed the email is a fake. But looks like these people are well planned and owns lot of hosting of their own.

    Is there a way to stop these kind of scams ?\

    Regards
    Amaan

    Reply
  • Moni January 24, 2014, 2:04 pm

    Hi There

    I too received the email below and alarm bells started to ring in my head. On doing a bit of research through Google I ended up on your site…
    It is very easy for people to get excited by the offer and end up being scammed out of money by phoney valuations!
    Michael Duncan (I am sure not a real name!) did not want to bid on the names through a reputable company I have my domain names listed on.. PLEASE BE AWARE of this type of emails…
    …………………..
    Hello

    My client offers $150,000 for all these names (package deal).

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview3074269.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Regards,

    Michael Duncan

    Director of Investor Relations

    Riehenring 118
    4058
    Basel
    Switzerland
    Phone: 0041763987286
    ……………………………..

    Reply
  • Alexis Leech January 25, 2014, 6:02 am

    I had exactly the same letter from Michael Duncan, although I was being offered 20,000 usd for just one site. Much though I wanted to believe it, the term ‘if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!’ sprang to mind. I hope anyone else who’s approached by this guy has the sense to Google his name and address and end up here. It may burst their bubble, but at least it will stop them being conned!

    Reply
  • Paul Foraker January 25, 2014, 4:28 pm

    He’s back. I got an email a couple of days ago through my RSP advising me that Michael Duncan is representing a wealthy Chinese who wants to buy one of my domains. His wealthy Chinaman has, he says, $415K to invest in domains in certain categories, including adult, health, etc. He didn’t immediately offer the appraisal service, but suggested that he could help with the transfer, if this were my first domain transfer. I reported the email via Google’s phishing attack reporting service.

    Reply
  • Diana Goodwin January 26, 2014, 11:17 am

    I just got one of these emails and haven’t responded; here’s the name of the guy that sent it:
    Michael Duncan
    Director of Investor Relations
    Riehenring 118
    4058
    Basel
    Switzerland
    Phone: 0041763987286

    Reply
  • Santiago Canto January 28, 2014, 9:49 am

    They sent me the same e-mail. But i´ve heard that when something seems too good to be true, probably it isn´t, so i´ve made a search on Google and ended here. Thank you for the article bro!
    Here´s the e-mail, from Michael f*cking Duncan
    Hello!

    I represent a wealthy investor from Beijing (China) who wants to purchase ***********.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 45-55 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Michael Duncan

    Director of Investor Relations

    Riehenring 118
    4058
    Basel
    Switzerland
    Phone: 0041763987286

    Reply
  • Daniel January 29, 2014, 1:46 pm

    I just receive this nice email and the appraisal answers:
    http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview3074261.htm

    I represent a wealthy investor from Beijing (China) who wants to purchase bestautowebsite.com.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 45-55 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    Martin Duncan

    Reply
  • gaurav January 29, 2014, 9:51 pm

    Got the exact same email from a michael duncan offering 15000$ yesterday.Chinese client and all.
    Isn’t there a way to stop these scams??

    Reply
  • Alex January 30, 2014, 6:52 am

    I too have received this email, I was extremely excited and had already planned my budget for some debts with the money I would recieve.
    I decided to speak to customer service at Sedo.com where my domain is listed and they directed me to this forum.
    I have already got an appraisal from sedo so it didn’t make sense to go and get another one.
    In the Email I have received he used the name Martin Duncan instead of Michael.
    The body of the email was word for word as others have posted.

    Reply
  • Anita Kiss February 11, 2014, 4:16 am

    David Duncan wrote this email:

    Hello!

    I represent a wealthy investor from my country who would like to purchase your domain.

    My investor has $386,000 budget for 30-50 domain names.

    Please respond and specify a desired price in the subject line.

    My client has 415,000 usd budget for 40-50 domains. He is very interested in financial, shopping, adult, gambling, mobile phones and weight loss related domains.

    Please let us know your preferred payment method (PayPal, Western Union, escrow etc.). If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Regards,

    David Duncan

    Vice President

    Switzerland
    Basel
    am krayenrain 18
    Phone: 0041763987953

    Reply
  • Alexis Leech February 11, 2014, 9:14 am

    I just wondered if anyone who received this email from David/Michael Duncan had recently put a domain up for sale on Sedo? I received my offer from him after I had done exactly that. I also had a fairly high price attached to it, which probably showed my naivety because it was far too high – Yes, Morgan, I am learning loads from your newsletter! If this has been the same for other targets of Mr ????????Duncan, perhaps Sedo could set up some kind of alert, who knows?

    Reply
  • Gabriel February 11, 2014, 9:48 am

    Yes, that was my case. Next day I posted my domains at Sedo, this guy contacted me.
    They somehow know of each new post. At this time this guy should be banned from everywhere, but big companies seems to care only about making money.

    Reply
  • Paul Foraker February 11, 2014, 10:30 am

    I’ve reported Mr Duncan to sedo.com. There’s probably not much they can do.

    Reply
  • KL February 11, 2014, 7:57 pm

    Thank you for writing an article on this scam. Here’s what I received:

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from Switzerland who wants to purchase your domain.

    Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    My client has $614,000 budget for 50-60 domain names. He is also interested in purchasing gambling, accounting, insurance and adult names.

    I’d also like to know your preffered payment method : Paypal, Bitcoin, Escrow etc.. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain name groups or societies?

    Best regards,

    Jacob Bernthal

    Investor Relations

    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 38
    Phone: 21 311 52 39

    Reply
  • Manuel February 12, 2014, 8:08 am

    From: aaronsimon53@gmail.com (originally sent from info@vp-space.net)
    Signature in original email:
    Aaron Simon
    Vice President
    Investor Relations
    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 36
    Phone: 21 311 53 42

    (What’s with the Swiss addresses, anyway?)

    My client offers $15,000.
    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:
    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    Several years ago, to avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/archive/7318695.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • DenySet February 14, 2014, 4:08 pm

    They sent me this e-mail.
    ————–

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from United Arab Emirates who wants to purchase your cannabidiolgum.com.

    Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    My client has $614,000 budget for 50-60 domain names. He is also interested in purchasing gambling, accounting, insurance and adult names.

    I’d also like to know your preffered payment method : Paypal, Bitcoin, Escrow etc. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain name groups or societies?

    Best regards,

    Aaron Simon

    Vice President

    Investor Relations

    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 36
    Phone: 21 311 53 42

    Reply
  • anonymous February 14, 2014, 7:36 pm

    Hello!

    I represent a big investor from United Arab Emirates who wants to purchase your ———

    Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    My client has $614,000 budget for 50-60 domain names. He is also interested in purchasing gambling, accounting, insurance and adult names.

    I’d also like to know your preffered payment method : Paypal, Bitcoin, Escrow etc. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain name groups or societies?

    Best regards,

    Aaron Simon

    Vice President

    Investor Relations

    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 36
    Phone: 21 311 53 42

    New scam came out go the email today!

    Reply
  • Henry February 15, 2014, 12:45 pm

    Ok. So… I may be a fool but I actually went through with it. I got the same exact e-mail from Aaron Simon as posted by Manuel. We got an appraisal and now he wants to go through with it in establishing a free escrow account for transfers of funds and domain name…Am I missing something?

    Reply
  • Scammer is back.. February 15, 2014, 4:07 pm

    Yes, that scammer is back.

    Key points in his scam:
    He represents richie rich.
    He offers lots of money from a rich budget.
    He needs to make sure you have appraisal.
    He owns archive-google.com (fake google answers phishing site).
    The guys on that site advice certificate.icann.org appraisal (you wanna click on that link?)
    And boom you go to certicate.icannaccredited.org (close name huh? naive site design).
    And they ask for 79 euros? What? 79? Euros?
    You go back.. check if archive-google.com is legitimate.
    And you check if icannaccredited.org belongs to icann.org.

    And you figure out that neither archive-google.com is not affiliated with google.com nor icannaccredited.org is affiliated with icann.org

    And you tell them to go fktmslvz.

    Actually, in my convenient time, I am going to write this story to icann.org too. I hope they lose their domains for their abuse!

    79 euros?
    ahh..

    P.S. If you want me to prove what happened, I can post the emails. It is pretty much same as above examples.

    Reply
  • Damn Scammer February 24, 2014, 11:05 am

    Hi Morgan,

    I have just got this email today :

    ==============================
    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from UK who wants to purchase your ********.net.

    My client has $427,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Joshua Goldstein

    Domain Investments Department

    Best Hosting 365

    Switzerland
    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 28
    Phone: 21 311 53 42
    ================================

    I have reported this email as SPAM to Google!

    this is what I found about the sender:
    ————————————–
    His Emails:
    top.investor.relations@vp-space.net
    vp-space.net@domainsbyproxy.com

    His Sites:
    vp-space.net forwords to: http://www.besthosting365.com/

    Some of their info:
    “Domains By Proxy, LLC” is assosiated with about 434 other domains
    “Lin Zheng” is assosiated with about 361 other domains
    abuse@godaddy.com is assosiated with about 41,796,311 domains
    rayfjfazl@outlook.com is assosiated with about 6 domains
    ==============================

    Very important post!!!!

    Reply
  • Anwar Ben Tanfous February 25, 2014, 11:21 am

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from UK who wants to purchase your devilzilla.org.

    My client has $427,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Joshua Goldstein

    Domain Investments Department

    Best Hosting 365

    Switzerland
    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 28
    Phone: 21 311 53 42

    Reply
  • Chetan March 1, 2014, 9:18 am

    i got this mail first from the same person

    ———————————————————
    > From: top.investor.relations@vp-space.net
    > To: inventzit@hotmail.com
    > Subject: Offer for talentplays.com
    > Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:46:16 -0700
    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > I’m a personal broker of an investor from UK who wants to purchase your talentplays.com.
    >
    > My client has $427,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    >
    > Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.
    >
    > I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.
    >
    > Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.
    >
    > I look forward to doing business with you.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Joshua Goldstein
    >
    > Vice President
    >
    > VPSPACE
    >
    > Switzerland
    > Lausanne
    > Sue du Simplon 28
    > Phone: 21 311 53 42
    >

    Reply
  • Chetan March 1, 2014, 9:20 am

    After my reply i got next mail as follows

    ————————————-

    25000 – Ok. Great! My client is also interested in

    my domain names

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/409579261.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $25,000 offer for each site so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Joshua Goldstein

    Vice President

    Investments Department

    Switzerland
    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 28
    Phone: 21 311 53 42

    Reply
  • Tom Rolfson March 1, 2014, 12:08 pm

    From:
    Date: Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 9:48 PM
    Subject: Offer for attackrelief.com
    To: me@gmail.com

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from Spain who wants to purchase your attackrelief.com.

    My client has $429,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Joshua Goldstein

    Vice President

    VPSPACE

    Switzerland
    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 28
    Phone: 21 311 53 42

    Reply
  • Dyme March 3, 2014, 1:36 pm

    Thank you for this article and resulting posts! I just got aa similar email I thought I would share:

    admin@vp-space.net
    Mar 2 (1 day ago)

    to me
    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from Spain who wants to purchase your *****.net.

    My client has $429,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Joshua Goldstein

    Vice President

    VPSPACE

    Switzerland
    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 28
    Phone: 21 311 53 42

    Reply
  • Nicholas March 3, 2014, 3:02 pm

    I also got this email:

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from Shanghai (China) who wants to purchase your acnemission.com.
    My client has $429,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.
    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.
    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.
    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,
    David Goldstein
    Vice President
    VP Cloud Hosting
    Switzerland
    Lausanne
    Sue du Simplon 28

    My reply:

    Dear David,

    Thank you for your email. I am very interested in your offer.

    As I wish to sell the domain for at least $1000, I believe I need an official appraisal in order to allow my website to be listed with major domain brokers. Since the sale price would not be low in our case, I guess your client would need an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know I have no trademark problems. I don’t think this would be a problem, but do you know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service?

    I guess you are also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because I guess your client pays you a commission (maybe 10-15% of the sale price?) on every domain purchase, so you wouldn’t be interested in low sales.

    Of course, I should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. Your high profile client wouldn’t accept them. Maybe you worked at Estibot and know that they use automated scripts for free appraisals. I believe a real manual valuation is needed in our case.

    Do you have any suggestions about what appraisal services can I use to evaluate the value of my domain name? I’m new to the appraisal process so maybe you can help me with a step by step instructions.

    Thank you again for contacting me and I’m looking forward to your reply.

    Kind regards,
    Nicholas

    Reply
  • milan March 4, 2014, 2:55 am

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from UK who wants to purchase your maeel.com.

    My client has $427,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Joshua Goldstein

    Domain Investments Department

    Best Hosting 365
    ——————————————————————-
    Dear Mr Goldstein

    Thanks for the email.
    Please feel free to make an offer for the mentioned domain.

    Regards
    ——————————————————————
    My client offers $15,000.

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/409579268.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Joshua Goldstein

    Vice President

    Investments Department

    Reply
  • Manuel March 4, 2014, 11:57 am

    I received this email

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from Shanghai (China) who wants to purchase your dronedelivering.com.

    My client has $431,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Mark Eisenstein

    Vice President

    Investments Department

    VP Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 7
    Phone: 061 206 89 91

    Reply
  • Oscar March 5, 2014, 2:16 pm

    I got a similar email like this: Thanks for the heads up !!!!

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from Shanghai (China) who wants to purchase your phonemenal.com.

    My client has $329,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Eisenstein

    Vice President

    Investments Department

    Reply
  • Brian March 5, 2014, 3:08 pm

    I also received this email under the name of “Isaac Eisenstein” instead of his previous fake names. I did click on the google thread and looked at his ICAAN appraisal sites. After reading this, obviously this guy is a scam but is there any chance this guy stole any information from me by me replying to his email or clicking on his appraisal sites?

    Thanks

    Reply
  • Yunesh March 7, 2014, 10:47 am

    Hi Brian, I got the same mail from this “Isaac.” I even replied to it. Can somebody answer Brian’s question? Oh btw, I even got a blank call from a Swiss number sometime ago, and that’s when I googled and ended up here.

    Reply
  • Serhat March 10, 2014, 2:50 am

    Hi Oscar I got a similar email like yours. Than i was answer. 1 day later I got this
    ———————————————
    From: financial.office.space@gmail.com

    My client offers 145,000 for all these names. Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/510680379.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Eisenstein
    Vice President

    Investments Department
    VP Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 206 09 97

    Reply
  • pedro March 10, 2014, 6:11 pm

    from: office@vp-space.net
    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from London (Great Britain) who wants to purchase your tepoztecatl.com.

    My client has $329,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Robert Boltman

    Domain Broker

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 206 09 97
    pishing links:
    http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview624791480.htm
    http://www.icaan.net/

    Reply
  • Amarpal Singh March 13, 2014, 7:29 am

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from London (Great Britain) who wants to purchase your namethekid.com.

    My client has $329,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Ludwig Bolton

    Domain Broker

    Got a similar fake email.

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 206 09 97

    Reply
  • Hong Tam March 13, 2014, 9:05 pm

    Me too.

    He is here and still trying to scam me. He still doing it with me even when I refuse.

    He sent to me these emails and still keep trying to trick me:

    On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:11 AM, wrote:
    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from London (Great Britain) who wants to purchase your obays.net.

    My client has $329,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Ludwig Bolton

    Domain Broker

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 206 09 97

    ===

    My client offers $15,000.

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview624791480.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    ====

    I can offer your second name to other investors. So you may appraise it too.

    ust submit your domains and write in the comment field that you have a buyer with $15000 offer so you need the appraisal near this value. It will work. Then email me the results and I will resend them to my buyer.

    After my investor receives your appraisal we will proceed with the sale. I will help you with the transfer process.

    If you order at any other source they may value your domain for $300-$400. You will waste money and time in this case. You will have to order another appraisal and spend more and more money. Of course, my client’s budget is not unlimited but he is a rich person and I work on a commission basis. So I’m not interested in low figure appraisals too.

    ====

    To a virus? What are you talking about? We use this company for a long time. They are reliable.

    You should order the appraisal and send to my client. Then he will pay you money. There are no any viruses. This is impossible. It’s a standard practice to buy domains.
    ====
    My client does not accept appraisals from unknown sites. Their appraisal does not include the TM Verification. You will waste your money and time.
    ===

    WE DON’t ACCEPT ESTIBOT! My client does not know them. They don’t verify trademarks.

    You have wasted your money with them and our time. We will look for other names
    ========

    It was your mistake. I never suggested you estibot.

    Yes, my client accepts Icaan.net only. You can take it or leave it.

    ====

    Yes, of course. The wire transfer is the safest method of payment. You go to a bank or use a secure bank software. This is the most secure method of making payments.

    We will wait for the results from you.

    ======

    I tried. He won’t accept from estibot. ICAAn or nothing. He uses it every time and he wil not change his rules for a new client (you).

    Try to find another buyer. I cannot help you.

    Reply
  • To Hong Tam March 13, 2014, 9:10 pm

    I got these emails and I do not know how and what I should do with this. Can someone please give any idea?
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Domain Broker
    Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 7:46 PM
    Subject: Re: Success
    To: Hong Tam

    I tried. He won’t accept from estibot. ICAAn or nothing. He uses it every time and he wil not change his rules for a new client (you).

    Try to find another buyer. I cannot help you.

    ====

    One more here:

    On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:11 AM, wrote:
    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from London (Great Britain) who wants to purchase your obays.net.

    My client has $329,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Ludwig Bolton

    Domain Broker

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 206 09 97

    On 13.03.2014 14:13, Hong Tam wrote:

    Hi there,

    Reply
  • David March 17, 2014, 8:48 am

    I got the same note signed by Michael Bolton. I wrote him back to praise his music and role in Office Space!

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from United Kingdom who wants to buy your ——–.com.

    My client has $418 000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Michael Bolton

    Domain Broker

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 11
    Phone: 061 206 09 94

    Reply
  • M G March 18, 2014, 12:19 am

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from United Kingdom who wants to buy your xxxxxxx.com

    .

    My client has $418 000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Michael Bolton

    Domain Broker

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 11
    Phone: 061 206 09 94

    ——————————-

    Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m a representative. My client is going to buy your domain. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% -15% of the sale price. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process, transfer and any other things.

    I’m not interested in sales under 1000 usd. I suggest you to change your price to $5000. Of course, the budget of my client is not unlimited but he can afford this sum. Ok?

    What country are you from? Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

    He is also interested in purchasing gambling, accounting, insurance and adult names.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com
    etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Reply
  • M G March 18, 2014, 12:19 am

    Reply
  • M G March 18, 2014, 2:23 am

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation. The appraisal will also increase the value of your domain.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:

    http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview624791483.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    —————————————

    By the way, the appraisal service of Sedo does not include the trademark infringement verification. So it’s not acceptable in our case.

    Moreover, they usually appraise names at 300-400 usd. It’s not acceptable for me because my commission upon sale will be very low. So you may pay twice for another appraisal in this case.

    I worked with http://www.icaan.net/

    They give much better values and the most important part: my client trusts them. They also provide a free trademark infringement verification as a bonus to the appraisal service.

    Their site is not down. Please try again.

    ——————

    *******************
    Then they want to pay thu their website. If you can’t, you can pay them thru:
    If someone can catch their scammer ass with that, go for it!
    *******************

    We cannot fix the problem. It works for other clients. You can also pay by credit card. Since you need it urgently you can also pay us via wire/IBAN transfer at your bank.

    Please send 196 eur to the following bank details (for transfers in euros). In the details of payment please specify: “ATTN: A434170”.

    You should not specify the name of service (appraisal/listing etc.). Just specify in the details and comments fields: “ATTN: A434170”. That’s will be enough.

    Please let me know the name of sender (you) as it’s registered with your bank account. We need it to identify your transfer.

    Beneficiary Name:
    MTACC INC
    EUR Account (IBAN):
    MT79VALL22013000000040021785856
    SWIFT Code:
    VALLMTMT
    Beneficiary address:
    3160 Crow Canyon Rd. Suite 220, San Ramon, CA 94583, USA
    Bank Name:
    Bank of Valletta
    Bank address:
    58 Zachary Street, Valletta, Malta VLT1113
    Correspondent Bank:
    ING Bank
    SWIFT Code
    Correspondent Bank:

    BBRUBEBB
    Payment Details:
    ATTN: A434170

    EIN MTACC INC: 26-4295848 (if you will be asked for EIN).

    Reply
  • GDW March 20, 2014, 3:06 pm

    Seriously; for a second I did get a little excited but then thought about it and didn’t really want to part with my domain. Hey-ho, there we go. Happy game-keeping!

    vspace@vpspace.info
    14:59 (7 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello!

    I represent a wealthy client from from Germany who wants to buy your infiniteresilience.com.

    My client has $403 000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company provides brokerage services for investors. They invest in web projects and domain names.

    I’m working with many investors from USA, Canada, China, UAE etc. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. I will offer them to my clients.

    Please let me know the best way to: IBAN/ACH/Wire transfer, Check, Western Union or Paypal. If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Jorg Franke

    Domain Broker

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 18
    Phone: 061 206 09 83

    Peace.

    George

    Reply
  • Brett March 21, 2014, 1:12 pm

    Just got this email :

    from email : office@vp-space.net

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from London (Great Britain) who wants to purchase your COMPARECOMMODITIES.COM.

    My client has $329,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Eisenstein

    Vice President

    Investments Department

    VP Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 206 09 97

    Reply
  • Joe March 23, 2014, 1:06 pm

    Yesterday I received a similar type of email. The first thing that made me think is the fact that the scammer mentioned that his clients has a “$408 000 budget for 45-50 domains”. To get me they would need to be smarter.
    Here is the email:
    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Brunei who wants to buy your bengaliforum.com.

    My client has $408 000 budget for 45-50 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many investors from USA, Canada, China, UAE etc. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. I will offer them to my clients.

    Please let me know the best way to pay you: IBAN/Wire transfer, Check, Western Union or Paypal. If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Franke

    Domain Broker

    Cloud Hosting Swiss

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 19
    Phone: 061 206 09 72

    Reply
  • test March 28, 2014, 9:35 pm

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Austria who wants to buy your domain.

    My client has a six figure budget for 50-60 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. I will offer them to my clients.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Mark Silberstein

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Virtual Space Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 27
    Phone: 061 206 09 92

    Reply
  • Jazz April 1, 2014, 12:58 pm

    I think the scammer is the same people that has been trying to deceive domain owner. I noticed the wordings are very similar. But I replied to them that I need non refundable domain appraisal fee in which the fees will be deducted from sales so there is no risk for me and them. And I got reply that basically ridiculing me.

    Here is the email I received from them.

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Brunei who wants to buy your clorion.com

    My client has $408 000 budget for 45-50 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many investors from USA, Canada, China, UAE etc. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. I will offer them to my clients.

    Please let me know the best way to pay you: IBAN/Wire transfer, Check, Western Union or Paypal. If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Franke

    Domain Broker

    Cloud Hosting Swiss

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 19
    Phone: 061 206 09 72

    Reply
  • Price Mead April 6, 2014, 2:12 am

    Hello!

    I’ve found your domain through Sedo. I’m a broker of an investor from Kuwait who wants to buy your spicecubes.com.

    My client has $425,000 budget for 25-30 domains. When replying please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. I may offer your to my clients.

    What is your preferred payment method: wire transfer, Paypal, Western Union or escrow?

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process. I’m an expert in this field. I will answer all your questions during the sale process. You can count on my help and support.

    Best regards,

    Adam Wasserman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Virtual Space Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 31
    Phone: 061 206 09 46

    Reply
  • Mr Dom April 6, 2014, 7:21 am

    I got the same email, but I went through with it and bought the appraisal x2 @ $159 then emailed it to the stroke.
    —– Original Message —–

    From: investor-relations@cloud-computing-services.info

    Sent: 03/31/14 08:26 AM

    To: me

    Subject: x.com

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Kuweit who wants to buy your 25dollars2start.com.

    My client has a six figure budget for 40-45 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. I will offer them to my clients.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Peter Silberstein

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Virtual Space Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 29
    Phone: 061 206 09 17

    —– Original Message —–

    From: VP Investor Relations

    Sent: 04/05/14 05:00 PM

    To: Dom

    Subject: Re: Fw: Domain Appraisal x.com

    I see. I don’t see a big problem in sending a wire transfer. DO you want me to cancle the deal with the firrst buyer and look for new ones? It may take some time.

    I need to know your final decision. My buyer is waiting for your response too.

    On 06.04.2014 0:38, Dominic wrote:

    Im thinking of doing future business with you but it is a inconvenience for me to send bank transfer money. In America there are alot of ways to send money. If you have other clients that works with those other options than we can continue business.

    Sent from my Android phone with mail.com Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

    VP Investor Relations wrote:
    No, we don’t have another escrow company. My client always use this company. He will not proceed via other companies. You can add the transfer fees to the final price.

    On 05.04.2014 23:14, Dominic wrote:

    I prefer to deal strictly with pay pal for all money transactions. Do you have another escrow company that you deal with? Or I will have find one. Icann charges 169 euros plus I will have to pay for transfer.. would your client split the cost?

    Sent from my Android phone with mail.com Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

    VP Investor Relations wrote:

    Yes. My buyer is going to buy x.com

    I wrote you about it.

    On 05.04.2014 23:00, Dominic wrote:

    Will you have a buyer for domains?

    Sent from my Android phone with mail.com Mail.

    VP Investor Relations wrote:
    I have good news for you! My client accepts your certificate. Now we need to complete the last step – transfer via an escrow service. I talked to him. He will proceed via escrow service at http://certifiedappraisal.net/escrow.htm
    He use this service only for domain purchases.

    In order to use their escrow you should list your domains at
    http://certifiedappraisal.net/sell.htm
    Please submit your domains there. They will send you payment instructions. You will pay them by a bank transfer. After they received your listing fee they will list your domains. After this my client will send them the money to buy your domain. After you transfer the domain they will release the payment to you (they verify the owner’s change via public WHO IS service). The escrow service will send you money via Paypal, wire, Western Union or any other method you like. This is a standard procedure for all escrow services and domain transfers.

    You can ask me any questions during the sale/transfer process. I’m always ready to help you.

    On 05.04.2014 16:47, Dominic wrote:

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Support

    Sent: 04/05/14 07:36 AM

    To: mr.dom

    Subject: Domain Appraisal

    Dear Customer,

    Domains Appraised: 2

    Appraisal Links

    x.com : $6,550
    http://certifiedappraisal.net/appraisal.asp?Domain=x-com
    x.com : $5,900
    http://certifiedappraisal.net/appraisal.asp?Domain=x-com

    Domains wanted ads is an easy and effective way to sell domains. You can join the wanted ads at
    http://certifiedappraisal.net/wanted.asp

    We invite you to auction your domains with us at
    http://certifiedappraisal..net/sell.htm

    Unlike free listing services that simply list your domains, we regularly promote domain names via our potential buyer database (over 12,000 potential buyers).

    1. Our listing period is not limited. We sell all names until they are sold.

    2. There is NO a commission upon sale.

    3. There is NO a listing period. We list all names until they are sold. All bids will be resent to your e-mail address along with a buyer’s contact information.

    4. Free and fast domain transfer and escrow for our customers.

    5. One time small listing fee.

    If you list your domains with us it does not prohibit you from listing it elsewhere. We do not require exclusive representation.

    We also provide discounts on bulk listings.

    More information at
    http://certifiedappraisal..net/sell.htm

    You can send your ad to 12,000 potential domain buyers at
    http://certifiedappraisal.net/email.htm

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Miller

    Customer Support

    Domain appraisals cost less. Our clients order it more often. It’s more convenient for them to order online via Paypal or credit card. Both buyer and seller can order the appraisal.

    For the listing and escrow service we need to verify the seller. Only the seller can order this service. We usually accept payments over 150 eur via wire transfers to prevent online fraud.

    If you don’t trust our company just use another. I did not ask you to use our listing service. You sent us a request. We receive wires from many other clients without any problems. You are the first who accused us in fraud.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Miller

    Customer Support

    On 06.04.2014 0:46, Dominic wrote:

    But you did accept pay pal for the domain verification. I don’t trust your company. Your company seems fraudulent. Since i am paying all. How do I trust your company? If you want to earn my business. Explain. Do you have a contact number?

    Sent from my Android phone with mail.com Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

    Customer Support wrote:
    No, we don’t accept Paypal or credit card for this service to prevent all possible fraud. It’s a part of our client’s verification and a part of the escrow service.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Miller

    Customer Support

    On 06.04.2014 0:21, Dominicwrote:

    So why do only accept transfers? Can i pay with my paypal?? Or other credit card?

    Sent from my Android phone with mail.com Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

    Customer Support wrote:
    Please send 169 euros to the following bank details (for transfers in euros). In the details of payment please specify: “ATTN: A434170”.

    You should not specify the name of service. Just specify in the details and comments fields: “ATTN: A434170”.

    Please let me know the name of sender (you). We need it to identify your transfer.

    Beneficiary Name:

    MTACC INC

    EUR Account (IBAN):

    MT79VALL22013000000040021785856

    SWIFT Code:

    VALLMTMT

    Beneficiary address:

    3160 Crow Canyon Rd. Suite 220, San Ramon, CA 94583, USA

    Bank Name:

    Bank of Valletta

    Bank address:

    58 Zachary Street, Valletta, Malta VLT1113

    Payment Details:

    ATTN: A434170

    EIN MTACC INC: 26-4295848 (if you will be asked for EIN).

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Miller

    Customer Support
    EMAIL: mr.dom@mail.com
    NAME: Dominic Package: Advanced package (30 domains, escrow included) – 169 eur
    DOMAINS: http://Www.x.com

    UserAgreement: ON

    Reply
  • Nicole Furlan April 7, 2014, 2:11 pm

    Same one a few days ago:

    Hello!

    I’ve found your domain through Sedo. I’m a broker of an investor from Kuwait who wants to buy your bestvegetarian.org.

    My client has $425,000 budget for 25-30 domains. When replying please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. I may offer your to my clients.

    What is your preferred payment method: wire transfer, Paypal, Western Union or escrow?

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process. I’m an expert in this field. I will answer all your questions during the sale process. You can count on my help and support.

    Best regards,

    Adam Wasserman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Virtual Space Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 31
    Phone: 061 206 09 46

    Reply
  • Shelagh April 10, 2014, 9:17 am

    Hello!

    I’ve found your domain through Sedo. I’m a broker of a private investor from Kuwait. He wants to purchase streetrecycle.com.

    My client has $425,000 budget for 25-30 domains. When replying please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you: wire transfer, Paypal, Western Union or escrow?

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process. I will answer all your questions during the sale process. You can count on my help.

    Best regards,

    David Wasserman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Virtual Cloud Hosting

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 37
    Phone: 061 206 09 51

    I replied to test him out and then received this …..

    17000 – Ok. Great! Before we send you the money my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google Answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview061935824.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $17,000 offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Mark Ross April 12, 2014, 9:31 am

    HAHAHA! Glad I found this one. I almost fall to this trap. A$$hole$. Hope they get caught at some point.

    9999 – Ok.

    Before we send you the money my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too. I will suggest you an appraiser who can give you a good value. Unfortunately, without the appraisal my client won’t proceed.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client does not accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google Answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this:
    http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview061935824.htm

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal. You can increase the final price by $500 to cover your time and money expenses.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Dean Herman April 14, 2014, 5:16 am

    I’m actually having fun with this person…

    The email changes from info@professional-cloud-hosting.info to vspace.ch@gmail.com once you respond.

    Reply
  • Jeremy Scott April 14, 2014, 10:32 pm

    Wow, these same morons are trying this with me right now and using the exact same email text. I checked their DNS and they are using GoDaddy.com mx records probably from a free email address. I’m going to report the emails tomorrow. I’ll update the post here if anything comes of it. Good luck to anyone else who is approached like this.

    Reply
  • Nicoll April 16, 2014, 3:23 pm

    Ditto with me as far as contact from Domain Broker – investorrelations@professional-cloud-hosting.info – Jacob Kelman, Vice President Investor Relations, Cloud Computing, Switzerland, Bern, Bernstrasse 101
    Phone: 32 994 15 67 saying they have a potential Kuwaiti investor interested in a domain I have for sale. Yesterday I added “this domain for sale” on my registration and today I got the email. They made an offer for my domain, obviously, the value is whatever a person is willing to buy it for. They want a valuation to justify the offer. Does that make sense? The “broker” said I could look at this link to get an idea how to get a valuation close to the offer. Again, huh? Anyway, many thanks to you as I saw it is fraud.

    I did look at the domain the email came from which redirects to vpspace.com which looks relatively legit. I looked for scam complaints and reviews as well as information on the domain registrar which I got from googling the email, so I thought I had done at least an ok job to confirm possible legitimacy but boy was I incorrect. It is a great lesson but an aggravating waste of time.

    Here is the board they directed me to: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview172046935.htm

    They want me to verify through http://icann-aftermarket.org/default.htm

    Again,many thanks.

    Reply
  • KS April 16, 2014, 7:37 pm

    Got a similar email from (investorrelations@professional-cloud-hosting.info)
    wanting to buy one of my domains for $5k.

    I’m having a little fun with these posers too.

    Reply
  • Lori Pope April 17, 2014, 7:18 am

    I have been contacted by the same guys and I want to know what I can do about it.

    Reply
  • SSV April 19, 2014, 6:19 am

    Hi,

    I think I got fool by this guy too…..and l have pay for the manual apprasial fee to this web http://www.certifiedappraisal.net which when I check, it seems legit to me but from your message above, i guess it is not too.

    So I guess I wasted 120 usd for this site on manual appraisal…just a quick question though, is this site http://www.certifiedappraisal.net/escrow.htm legit, how can you check, and trustable sites that checks for these kind of scam.

    Also this dude vspace.ch@gmail.com has offer me 2 choices of payment, which i said i preferred to use escrow services, let see how he responded.

    Any other tips, please share.

    Reply
  • Nick April 20, 2014, 4:25 pm

    Hello!
    I’m a broker of a private investor from Kuwait. He wants to purchase uncfangear.com.
    My client has $468,000 budget for 18-20 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.
    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.
    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.
    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.
    Best regards,
    David Kosman
    Vice President Investor Relations
    Cloud Space
    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 103
    Phone: 32 994 15 69

    and then a follow up email……

    My client offers $12000. I’m interested in
    accsportsgear.com
    bamafangear.com
    fsufangear.com
    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:
    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.
    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.
    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.
    Several years ago, to avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview283157046.htm (Domain Broker is my nickname)
    The process is very easy:
    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.
    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.
    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Luis April 22, 2014, 9:40 am

    Mine says:

    ————————————————

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from New Hampshire (UK). He is going to buy your ?????????.com.

    My client has $411,000 budget for 15-20 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Joseph Kerman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Cloud Space

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 105
    Phone: 32 994 15 71

    —————————————————–

    New Hampshire in UK? This is new for me.

    Reply
  • Yamil Rios April 22, 2014, 11:15 am

    First Email Scam

    info@vspace.info
    To Me
    Today at 3:44 AM
    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from New Hampshire (UK). He is going to buy your g8uk.com.

    My client has $411,000 budget for 15-20 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Joseph Kerman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Cloud Space

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 105
    Phone: 32 994 15 71

    Later Contact Me—

    $200,000 – Ok. Great! My client is also interested in
    dubai.enterprises
    g8.uk

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    Several years ago, to avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview863157046.htm (Domain Broker is my nickname)

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • duke April 24, 2014, 5:53 am

    Thank you for your sharing. I got very sad from this person to do this with me. I’m expected the money to sale my domain, cause I have urgent private reason. they should not play like this. I hope they will get this trick back to them one day. I will pray for that.

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from Hampshire (UK). He is going to buy your xxx.com.

    My client has $411,000 budget for 15-20 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Joseph Kerman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Cloud Space

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 105
    Phone: 32 994 15 71

    Reply
  • Karen April 24, 2014, 7:33 pm

    My email was the same as Nicks’ above. To the letter.

    These jerks sure are keeping busy.

    Thanks SO much for posting this and saving me time ( and most likely some $ too!)

    Karen

    Reply
  • Nick April 25, 2014, 7:03 am

    I asked him to send me the money for the appraisal via Paypal. Then I would deduct that amount from the final price. Here is his response:
    I’m a broker. I help you to sell and make cash. Brokers never pay for appraisals. This is your responsibility. You earn much more on this sale. You can increase the final price by $500 usd to cover your time and money expenses. Just add $500 to the final sale price.

    If you cannot provide us with the appraisal we will look for other names.

    Reply
  • Ioannis April 25, 2014, 10:27 am

    It seems that Switzerland is their favor country….. 🙂

    Hello!

    I’m a personal broker of an investor from London (Great Britain) who wants to purchase your …….com.

    My client has $329,000 budget for multiple domain names. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage service for VIP clients and investors who invest in domains.

    I work with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email them to me. My clients will make offers on your best domains.

    Please let me know how we can pay you: ACH/Wire, Check, Escrow or Paypal. If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    I look forward to doing business with you.

    Best regards,

    Robert Boltman

    Domain Broker

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 206 09 97

    Reply
  • Julian April 26, 2014, 6:24 am

    On April 24 I recieved this from info@vspace.info.

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from New Hampshire (UK). He is going to buy your centrosdecomputos.net.

    My client has $411,000 budget for 15-20 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Joseph Kerman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Cloud Space

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 105
    Phone: 32 994 15 71

    Reply
  • TROY April 26, 2014, 5:00 pm

    Another one for the site – I am new to the domain business. I got excited – my first buyer, checked around, found your site – Thanks for the information – saved another from the scammers. One for the good guys – well done.

    On 24 Apr 2014, at 4:35 pm, wrote:

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from Hampshire (UK). He is going to buy your moneyfastcashnow.com.

    My client has $411,000 budget for 15-20 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Joseph Kerman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Cloud Space

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 105
    Phone: 32 994 15 71

    * I responded with a price – reply…

    I’m unhappy with your low price. It does not allow me to earn a good commission on this sale. Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m a representative. My client is going to buy your domain. He pays me a commission on every purchase – 10% -15% of the sale price. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process, transfer and any other things.

    I’m not interested in sales under 1000 usd. I suggest you to change your price to $5000. Of course, the budget of my client is not unlimited but he can afford this sum. Ok?

    What country are you from? Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

    He is also interested in purchasing gambling, accounting, insurance and adult names.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    Reply
  • Rick van Helden April 28, 2014, 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the warning!

    I got a similar email as Yamil Rios posted above.

    A guy calling himself Aaron Sherman, sending emails from info@vspace.info, he tried to make me use name-escrow.net.

    Reply
  • Rh April 29, 2014, 1:28 pm

    Yeah I got one today too! Little buggers. Thanks for the web page… Good work!

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from Liverpool (UK). He is going to buy your alfas***t.com.

    My client has $449,000 budget for 15-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Aaron Sherman

    Vice President

    Web Space Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 81
    Phone: 32 994 15 76

    Reply
  • Kev April 30, 2014, 6:34 am

    I’m glad I did my research I’ve just been
    Approached from someone in Swiss country
    Claiming he has a client in Liverpool
    He also used the appraisal tactic

    Here’s is his email

    info@vspace.info

    Reply
  • mac May 1, 2014, 1:46 am

    yeap same info@vspace.info , what a prick..here is his
    2500 – Ok. Great!

    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    Several years ago, to avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview74268153.htm (Domain Broker is my nickname)

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $2500 offer so you need the appraisal near this value. In this case you won’t get a low value. If the appraisal comes higher you can increase the price accordingly. It will be fair.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Shawn May 4, 2014, 7:07 am

    I received the same scam email. I googled the “vspace scam” and got this page. Thanks for writing this article. Here is the email I received. It’s a little different from the other emails posted above.
    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from Liverpool (UK). He is going to buy your (mydomainname).com.

    My client has $437,000 budget for 15-20 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Aaron Sherman

    Vice President

    Web Space Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 109
    Phone: 32 994 15 74

    Reply
  • Courtney Jenkins May 5, 2014, 7:46 am

    Yeah, I just received pretty much this exact email yesterday. I’m selling a few premium domains and the scammers just pop out of nowhere. It happens every single time I sell something via Ebay that’s worth over $200. I always have fun and email back and forth and see where they are going with the scam. They are so ridiculous. I laugh with my husband about it. Some people seem like they don’t even know where they are going with the scam next, like it’s there first time and they’ve never been “that far” before. Then I get bored and stop writing.

    My current experience is with “Doman Broker” from info@vspace.info. “David Ackerman, Vice President, Virtual Space Computing, Switzerland, Bern, Bernstrasse 83, Phone: 32 994 15 79.” LOVE how they only change the name. First red flag, they told me they had a rich client and how much they are willing to sped. Um… hello! No one in business mentions being “rich” or how much $$ they are throwing around. Scammers always give too much information. So hilarious! Thank you so much for this article! It really does help people looking around who aren’t sure.

    Reply
  • Tonny May 6, 2014, 1:07 am

    I received the same “Junk/Scam” mail about a phony valuation (re promised purchase) of one of my domains.
    I would have preferred to report this guy. However, I don’t know who can stop him. So instead I wasted my time (or had fun) sending him the following e-mail
    COPY:
    Thank you for your kind offer: $15,000 for comebefore.com
    However, I have earned too much already in the fiscal year 2014, therefore the price you suggest will only create tax problems for me.

    My suggestion is therefore this:
    Go to comebefore.com and then click on the “Sales Link” to Sedo, where you place a bid of $495

    This will give me two options. However, I will follow your instructions to select A or B.
    A = That I accept your $495 … In which case you will have a profit of $14,505
    or
    B = I use the option to put comebefore.com on a Sedo Auction with your $495 as the opening bid,
    This way you will get a true valuation of my domain comebefore.com … The result of a public auction is by far the most precise valuation; – much better than any valuation (be it automated Estibot, or manual)

    It is your choice,
    A or B. In either case you will make a fine profit, and I wish you all the best.
    Personally, I myself have too much money already.

    Best regards,
    Tonny

    Reply
  • Tonny May 7, 2014, 12:02 am

    Maybe the “Scamming Domain Broker” didn’t understand my sarcasm. Because he sent me details about how I should get the appraisal, and he informed me about the price.

    I would love to hear ideas from others about how to stop this kind of fraud. But I sent him the following mail:
    COPY:
    Well that is cheap!
    If we did it this way my total cost for appraisal, escrow, and other fees (the domain is renewed recently) would sum up to about $200

    … Well $200 isn’t a problem at all.
    But I have a much better suggestion:

    As I have mentioned earlier, I have already more money than what I need for myself.
    So, I will let you have the domain for free!

    comebefore.com is yours for the take!
    All you have to do is:
    1) Go to comebefore.com
    2) Follow the link to Sedo
    3) Place a bid of $200

    The result is that you have a domain that (according to your own estimate) is worth $15,000
    … And your day has a super start, with a profit of $14,800
    Congratulations,
    Tonny

    Reply
  • OWS May 7, 2014, 1:32 pm

    Thank you so much for this page, i almost fell for it ! (first times first domain …)
    I received this today morning (he sures wakes up early, it was 4 in the morning in Switzerland ); it’s the same person from info@vpspace.info (and vpspace.info forward to ww.vpspace.com, a true hosting company ! Clever ! )
    However, the way he begins his emails is suspicious (I mean, who give his budget and say he’s rich in buisiness ?).
    Here’s the email :
    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from Manchester (UK). He is going to buy your drewstudio.net.

    My client has $461,000 budget for 15-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Michael Steinman

    Managing Director Investor Relations

    Virtual Space Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 47
    Phone: 32 994 15 31

    Reply
  • George May 8, 2014, 12:35 am

    From info@vspace.info and switzerland for me as well…

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of a rich investor from Manchester (UK). He is going to buy your qualityhandles.com.

    My client has $461,000 budget for 15-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Michael Steinman

    Managing Director Investor Relations

    Virtual Space Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 47
    Phone: 32 994 15 31

    Reply
  • Pewdie May 8, 2014, 8:31 am

    WOW EVERYONE IS GETTING SIMILAR EMAILS 😮

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of an investor from Newcastle (UK). He is going to buy your dilycarlos.com.

    My client has $461,000 budget for 15-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Michael Steinman

    Investments Department

    Director Investor Relations

    Space Hosting & Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 46
    Phone: 32 994 15 29

    Reply
  • DomainImprint May 8, 2014, 1:39 pm

    Got the same message from “Michael Steinman” at info@vpspace.info. Love the confidence: “He is going to buy ……”

    Reply
  • Noel May 10, 2014, 7:42 am

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of an investor from Newcastle (UK). He is going to buy your fundmyresto.com.

    My client has $467,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Michael Steinman

    Investments Department

    Director Investor Relations

    Space Hosting & Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 46
    Phone: 32 994 15 29

    Reply
  • Madhu May 12, 2014, 1:28 am

    Thank you all. I received the same mail and Google helped me to reach here on time 🙂

    Reply
  • Daniel May 13, 2014, 10:43 am

    Here’s the latest from this scumbag:

    Domain Broker

    >>> My client has $468,000 budget for 25-30 domains. Please specify your
    >>> asking price in the subject of your message.
    >>>
    >>> Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage
    >>> services for investors.
    >>>
    >>> I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for
    >>> sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.
    >>>
    >>> How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most
    >>> secure way for both parties.
    >>>
    >>> If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer
    >>> process.
    >>>
    >>> Best regards,
    >>>
    >>> David Eiserman
    >>>
    >>> Investments Department
    >>>
    >>> Director Investor Relations
    >>>
    >>> VP Hosting & Computing
    >>>
    >>> Switzerland
    >>> Bern
    >>> Bernstrasse 41
    >>> Phone: 32 993 15 31

    Reply
  • setiyawan May 14, 2014, 9:18 am

    This also just happened to me.

    wrote:
    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of an investor from Bristol (UK). He is going to buy your XXXbes.com.

    My client has $468,000 budget for 25-30 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    David Eiserman

    Investments Department

    Director Investor Relations

    VP Hosting & Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 41
    Phone: 32 993 15 31

    Reply
  • John May 17, 2014, 1:12 am

    This is also happened to me. I was almost fell over, but got google helped me on reach this page and realize this is a scam. How to get hold of these people doing this from not doing it any longer ?

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of an investor from Bristol (UK). He is going to buy your XXX.com.

    My client has $463,000 budget for 20-30 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    Isaac Bertman

    Investments Department

    Director Investor Relations

    Cloud Web Hosting & Computing

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 39
    Phone: 32 993 12 46

    Reply
  • cire May 18, 2014, 6:38 pm

    Got me too! BASTARDS! I was excited for minute! LOL If it’s too good to be true …IT IS!
    Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    Several years ago, to avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in Google answers about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview85379264.htm (Domain Broker is my nickname)

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $10,000 offer so you need the appraisal near this value. In this case you won’t get a low value. If the appraisal comes higher you can increase the price accordingly. It will be fair.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Mike May 19, 2014, 6:58 am

    I received the same email from info@space-investments.info

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of an investor from Southhampton (UK). He is going to buy your lawebdelmundial.com.

    My client has $469,000 budget for 25-30 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for investors.

    I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email m ethe list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you? I think an escrow service is the most secure way for both parties.

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,
    S䤧à Mortman
    Investments Department
    Director Investor Relations
    Cloud Computing & Web Hosting
    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 39
    Phone: 32 993 12 46

    Reply
  • John May 22, 2014, 3:54 pm

    I got hit by this too.

    Everyone quotes his names in the letters, but I think no one mentioned many of the sites he uses are registered to one name: Roland Gordon of Switzerland. He always uses GoDaddy to register these spam sites. His use of that same owner name again and again suggests he’s confident that GD is looking the other way.

    Reply
  • marc kranat May 23, 2014, 11:49 pm

    Same scam artists, another twist, he claims to be a “Domain Lawyer”, certifiedappraisal.net and domainswanted.net.
    Blogged it here:
    http://marc.kranat.com/security/icann-certified-appraisal-scam/

    Reply
  • Jonas May 26, 2014, 1:49 pm

    Hello!

    I’m an official broker of an investor from Brighton (UK). He is going to buy your filamentsale.com.

    My client has $445,000 budget for 20-30 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain investors. I’m working with many domain investors. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we send money to you (Paypal, escrow, bank transfer or Western Union)?

    If it’s your first time sale I can help you with the escrow/transfer process.

    Best regards,

    David Eisenberg

    Vice President Investor Relations

    VP Services

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 27
    Phone: 32 993 12 46

    Reply
  • Zoey May 28, 2014, 7:54 am

    We just had a scam email come in from space-investments.info – exactly the same text as Jonas’s message.

    We checked them out and found that they hadn’t had the domain for very long… and they directed us to archive-google.com – which they also own.

    Absolute swines!

    Reply
  • andy June 1, 2014, 1:46 pm

    Subject: qofg.com
    From:
    Date: Sat, May 31, 2014 7:36 pm
    To:

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of an investor from Milford (UK). He is going to buy your qofg.com.

    My client has $376,000 budget for 25-30 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain investors. I’m working with many domain investors from all over the world. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best regards,

    David Lotman

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Space Web Solutions

    Switzerland
    Bern
    Bernstrasse 127
    Phone: 32 993 42 31

    ————————————————————————————————————
    5000 -Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:
    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://www.archive-google.com/threads/threadview29713608.htm (Domain Broker is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with 5000 offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.
    On 01.06.2014 16:31, andy@andys.biz wrote:

    Reply
  • Sandy June 11, 2014, 8:39 am

    I just got the email. I was happy for 5 minutes then I looked it up… SCAM!!!!
    AHHHH…

    I got the same reply :::

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview9641735.htm (“Domainer” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Ira June 12, 2014, 6:11 am

    I got the same scam from info@solutions-web.info. First I got this email.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    info@solutions-web.info

    12:53 AM (8 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello!

    I’m a broker of a private investor from Canada. He wants to buy exerciseyourheart.com.

    My client has $391,000 budget for 25-35 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Roland Kernen

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 21
    Phone: 061 208 34 49
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I answered him back saying I wanted to talk on Skype that was ignored. Then I offered a real high price of $20,000

    This is what he sent back

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Web Solutions

    6:45 AM (2 hours ago)

    to me

    20000 – Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview9641735.htm (“Domainer” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Even before I saw this I know something did not look right. If he wanted the domain and he needed the appraisal, why is he making me pay for it. If he is willing to pay $20,000 for a domain why not do his own appraisal?

    I sent this back to him. I never got a reply.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=
    Roland,

    I don’t understand. If your client wants and appraisal why do I have to pay for it? Please have your client get an appraisal on the domain name and we can do business if you are interested.

    I have no assurance that if I pay for the appraisal your client going to be interested in buying the domain. Please get the appraisal and contact me when are interested.

    Thank you,

    Ira

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    After I did some checking and found your post. I send him this link and told him not to bother me any more.

    Reply
  • Ross Hamilton June 17, 2014, 1:43 am

    I got one today, see below. I sent back the one-liner “Great! Why don’t you get me to pay for an expensive appraisal first?” If I get a response I’ll string them along a bit, it’s always good to waste some of there time, and sometimes makes for a fun blog post if you can reel them in.

    ——–
    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Ottawa (Canada). He wants to buy packsofbatteries.com.

    My client has $396,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Karl Fortman

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 29
    Phone: 061 209 34 496
    ——-

    Reply
  • Adam Dotcom June 18, 2014, 11:23 pm

    I received the same email from info@solutions-web.info

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of a private investor from Canada. He wants to buy Cartridgebuddy.com.

    My client has $396,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Karl Fortman

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 27
    Phone: 061 209 34 491

    Reply
  • Adam Dotcom June 18, 2014, 11:46 pm

    I received the same email from info@solutions-web.info

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of a private investor from Canada. He wants to buy Cartridgebuddy.com.

    My client has $396,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Karl Fortman

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 27
    Phone: 061 209 34 491

    AND:

    Adam,

    My client offers $15,000.

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:
    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview5741936.htm (“Domainer” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    AND:

    From: Web Solutions (info@solutions-web.info) You moved this message to its current location.
    You’ve marked this message as junk, so we’ll delete it after ten days.
    I don’t need any appraisals myself. I simply want to sell your domain and get my commission. But my buyer never proceeds without the appraisal from a source he trusts. I cannot do anything with that.

    ME:

    Surly as a broker you know of sites that offer the service you require so to make your commission simply order yourself once purchased or before hand. In my view a domain is only worth what someone is offering or selling at no company will over value something for a sale. So if you are prepared to do the appraisal yourself or your client then more than happy to sell.

    And to make your life easier I have listed http://www.cartridgebuddy.com as a premium domain on godaddy for the next 30 days I am happy to sell via Godaddy as I trust they will not release domain until payment cleared plus they can edit all the icann details and transfer to your client. Like I said this is only up for sale for next 30 days, after this time I will decide if I sit on the domain until I am ready to use.

    Just need to go to Godaddy.com and search for the domain to buy

    Reply
  • J. Tay June 20, 2014, 6:21 am

    Received this morning:
    From: info@solutions-web.info

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Toronto (Canada). He wants to buy recruitersnewyork.com.

    My client has $398,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Karl Fortman

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 39
    Phone: 061 209 34 492

    Reply
  • Mohamed June 22, 2014, 1:47 pm

    I just got scammed by this Karl Fortman this weekend (same message as J. Tay). 180euro have gone, and he was asking for another 99euro for some domain listing!! but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger 🙂

    My question is, do they keep your financial info?? I was broke and then I asked my sister to pay for me. I don’t care for the money I lost, but I won’t forgive my self if they keep taking money from her account!!

    Please answer me ASAP I count on you guys! because if it is the case, I need to warn my sister to block her card.

    Reply
  • J. Tay June 23, 2014, 9:15 am

    By all means I would block the card utilized for this transaction. Also beware of letters indicating you should pay them money to renew your domain name. Another example of how these Scammers work. When in question of a bill regarding your domain name contact your Registrar. Sorry to hear about what happened, hard lesson but a wake up call.

    Reply
  • Mohamed June 23, 2014, 9:30 am

    @J.Tay: but the payment was handled by SWREG.org. I googled it and found that is an american reliable third party. Should I still block the card??

    Another thing: I reported to swreg.org that I’ve been scammed and asked for a refund! than our con man played me another movie role saying that he is interested to do business with, why I suddenly changed my mind? That I should trust facts not forums, that he didn’t disappear after the appraisal money is cashed and still wanna finish this transaction!!

    What do you think?

    Reply
  • J. Tay June 23, 2014, 11:47 am

    Do your research regarding swreg.org, found that they have several complaints http://www.complaintsboard.com. Safest Method would be to transact business with Escrow.com, a reputable company. Remember the old adage,”If it’s seems too good to be true then it probably is”.

    Reply
  • Mohamed June 23, 2014, 12:27 pm

    Oh! our con man responded and said that all what I’ve said is not true, that he is a good person and I should apologize from him!!!

    I threatened him that I will gather all the people in the world that have lost money like me, and make a mass report to the FBI!! I think he was scared!

    Other thing is, he said that he wanna finish the deal as he will get a commission. as you said, I told him that I will finish what he wants only through escrow.com (my money is gone so I’ll play with him my last cards). I’ll keep you in touch of what happen next.

    Reply
  • Daniel Craig June 23, 2014, 9:59 pm

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Vancouver (Canada). He wants to buy ‘your domain’.

    My client has $372,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Werner Goldstein

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 48
    Phone: 061 209 34 491

    Reply
  • John June 25, 2014, 3:06 am

    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > I’m a broker of an investor from Quebec (Canada). He wants to buy xxx.
    >
    > My client has $364,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    >
    > Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients.
    >
    > How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?
    >
    > I can also help you with the transfer process.
    >
    > Best Regards,
    >
    > Klaus Goldmann
    >
    > Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions
    >
    > Switzerland
    > Basel
    > Centralbahnstrasse 46
    > Phone: 061 209 32 471

    Reply
  • John June 25, 2014, 3:08 am

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview0752846.htm (“Domainer” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions

    Reply
  • Alex June 25, 2014, 4:25 am

    Just got the same email:

    Subject: diet-sites.com
    Sender: info@web-information-solutions.info Add contact
    Recipient: contact@networkdev.us Add contact
    Date: Today 11:04
    Hello! I’m a broker of an investor from Quebec (Canada). He wants to buy diet-sites.com. My client has $364,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message. Our company is in hosting and web development business. We also help our clients to sell and by domain names. If you have other domains for sale please email me the list. I may offer your domains to my clients. How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)? I can also help you with the transfer process. Best Regards, Klaus Goldmann Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions Switzerland Basel Centralbahnstrasse 46 Phone: 061 209 32 471

    Reply
  • Fred Parvis June 25, 2014, 11:45 pm

    Hi. I just received one of these scam emails from the same email address. Details of the content are below:

    “Hello!
    I’m a broker of an investor from Calgary (Canada). He wants to buy DOMAINNAMEDELETED.org.
    My client has $361,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    Our company provides web design and web hosting services.
    If you have other domains with a good selling potential I may offer them to my clients.
    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?
    I can also help you with the transfer process.
    Best Regards,
    Michael Lindemann
    Director Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions
    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 62
    Phone: 061 219 36 475

    Reply
  • Rupan June 27, 2014, 4:15 am

    This site is SCAM, http://certificate.authority-icann.org/, must be shut down!

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Calgary (Canada). He wants to buy …..com.

    My client has $361,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company provides web design and web hosting services.

    If you have other domains with a good selling potential I may offer them to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Lindemann

    Director Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 62
    Phone: 061 219 36 475

    Reply
  • Mohamed June 27, 2014, 4:47 pm

    I just reported this scam to the FBI at https://complaint.ic3.gov/default.aspx

    Please I want everybody to report, so the FBI will take these scum bags seriously!!

    Please report! especially the people who lost their money like me.

    Relying on your cooperation.

    Thanks

    Reply
  • Gobs June 29, 2014, 2:54 am

    Hi folks
    “same here toooo”

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Calgary (Canada). He wants to buy newyear2020.events.

    My client has $361,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Arthur Kohen

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 62
    Phone: 061 219 36 475

    Reply
  • Another Scammer Report June 30, 2014, 4:13 am

    The website from his email address redirects here: http://www.vpspace.com/
    Potentially another scam and a good way to track them down.

    Here’s our exchange
    ——–
    Yes, it works.

    My client offers $15,000.

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option(trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview1869257.htm (“Domainer” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results. 

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    On 29.06.2014 15:03, XX wrote:

    Hi there, I only transfer through Sedo. Let me know if this works for you. 

    ——– Original message ——–
    From: webis@web-information-solutions.info 
    Date:29/06/2014 18:49(GMT+10:00) 
    To:XX 
    Subject:XX.com 

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Calgary (Canada). He wants to buy XX.com. 

    My client has $361,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Arthur Kohen

    Vice President Investor Relations | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 62
    Phone: 061 219 36 475

    Reply
  • Bryan Smith June 30, 2014, 9:43 am

    I’m a broker of an investor from Calgary (Canada). He wants to buy xxxxx.com.

    My client has $368,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Arthur Kohen

    Vice President | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 64
    Phone: 061 219 36 479

    Reply
  • Mike June 30, 2014, 11:35 am

    Today i also got the same one from Arthur Kohen.

    If you search via Google.co.uk then you dont see this article as Google UK says “Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. ”

    The recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union has profound consequences for search engines in Europe. The court found that certain users have the right to ask search engines like Google to remove results for queries that include the person’s name. To qualify, the results shown would need to be inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive

    So, if outside of the US then please remember to check Google.com so you can see “whos trying to stop you seeing what / who they are” …

    Reply
  • Alexander July 3, 2014, 2:57 am

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Edmonton (Canada). He wants to buy .com.

    My client has $362,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Marc Horman

    Vice President | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 64
    Phone: 061 219 36 479

    Reply
  • MURAT July 3, 2014, 12:24 pm

    Delivered-To: ***@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.58.236.170 with SMTP id uv10csp367194vec;
    Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:49:11 -0700 (PDT)
    X-Received: by 10.68.193.193 with SMTP id hq1mr78222415pbc.107.1404413350616;
    Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:49:10 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path:
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    for ;
    Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:49:10 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: none (google.com: support@web-information-solutions.info does not designate permitted sender hosts) client-ip=72.167.234.240;
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    thread-index: Ac+W73mbBTlQLXjVTym8DhD6bmrq6A==
    Thread-Topic: 3b.org
    From:
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    Subject: 3b.org
    Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:49:09 -0700
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    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Edmonton (Canada). He wants to buy 3b.org.

    My client has $362,000 budget for 20-25 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Marc Horman

    Vice President | Web Information Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 64
    Phone: 061 219 36 479

    Reply
  • tekk42 July 6, 2014, 3:54 pm

    The guy’s advancing. Now it’s $496,000 for 40-45 domains.
    Oh yes, and name, phone and street number (!) changed.
    Cost me 15 mins. this bastard.

    Reply
  • Tim July 13, 2014, 2:47 pm

    HI I Have just received this scamming email ..

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Montreal (Canada). He wants to buy cxxxxxxxxx.com.

    My client has $482,000 budget for 40-50 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Jacob Bartmann

    Vice President | Web Technologies & Systems

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 41
    Phone: 061 219 48 571

    Reply
  • Scott July 14, 2014, 5:41 pm

    Thank you for this post/thread. Just received the same email today:

    contact@virtual-space-technologies.info
    To Me
    Today at 12:07 PM
    Hello!
    I’m a broker of an investor from Montreal (Canada). He wants to buy cxxxxxxx.com.
    My client has $482,000 budget for 40-50 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.
    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.
    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?
    I can also help you with the transfer process.
    Best Regards,
    Jacob Bartmann
    Vice President | Web Technologies & Systems
    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 41
    Phone: 061 219 48 571

    Reply
  • marie July 25, 2014, 9:51 am

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Halifax (Canada). He wants to buy findgeomaps.com.

    My client has $498,000 budget for 40-45 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Mark Rittenberg

    Vice President | Virtual Web Technologies

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 38
    Phone: 061 259 35 617

    my client may offer up to $25,000. The exact final price will depend on the appraisal results from the official ICANN authorised source.

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview19472586.htm (“Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Anon Man July 26, 2014, 12:56 pm

    He’s at it again!

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Halifax (Canada). He wants to buy Downtownparacord.com.

    My client has $498,000 budget for 40-45 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Mark Rittenberg

    Vice President | Virtual Web Technologies

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 38
    Phone: 061 259 35 617

    I’m unhappy with your low price. It does not allow me to earn a good commission on this sale. Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m a representative. I buy your domain for my client. So I’m very motivated to finish this deal. I’m ready to help you with the process, transfer and any other things.

    I’m not interested in sales under 1000 usd. I suggest you to change your price to $5000. Of course, the budget of my client is not unlimited but he can afford this sum. Ok?

    What country are you from? Do you sell a domain or a web site? Web site is not necessary. My client is more interested in the domain name only.

    He is also interested in purchasing gambling, accounting, insurance and adult names.

    How can we pay you (PayPal, Western Union, escrow.com etc.)? If this is your first time domain sale I may help you with the sale/transfer process.

    Are you a member of domain seller communities/forums? Probably, we know each other under some nicknames?

    My client may offer up to $5,000. The exact final price will depend on the appraisal results from the official ICANN authorised source.

    Ok. Great! Before we proceed my investor needs only one thing from you:

    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.

    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.

    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview19472586.htm (“Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    cannot order. This service can be ordered by domain owners.

    I tried to order but I could not This service can be ordered by the domain owner only.

    Here is the response I received from the customer support:
    Dear Sir,

    No. This service is for domain owners only. The certificate becomes a property of the owner. Ask the real domain owner to order it if you need the appraisal.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Miller

    Customer Support

    Before we proceed you should obtain an official appraisal from http://authority.icann.org
    They verify trademarks and my client trusts them. They send results very fast – within 24 hours. Other services may send results within 3-7 days. This is not acceptable for my client. I also purchased some of their products earlier(wanted ads access and direct email service). This is a very reliable company with a great customer support.

    Just submit your domains and write in the comment field that you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value.In this case you won’t get a low value. If the appraisal comes higher you can increase the price accordingly. It will be fair. Then email me the results and I will resend them to my buyer.

    After my investor receives your appraisal we will proceed with the sale. I will help you with the transfer process. Please don’t worry. I will be with you during the whole sale/transfer process. I will answer all your questions. You can count on my help.

    I never give any gifts.
    The appraisal will become your own property. You can use it to sell to any buyer. It increases the value of your domain. So it’s a common practice when the seller pays for it.

    Try to find the money yourself. Borrow it. Ask your friends to help you.

    Reply
  • yusuf yaseen July 29, 2014, 5:45 am

    ((FIRST MASSAGE

    Hello!
    I’m a broker of an investor from Ottawa (Canada). He wants to buy arabworkers.com .
    My client has $498,000 budget for 40-45 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.
    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.
    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?
    I can also help you with the transfer process.
    Best Regards,

    Mark Rittenberg
    Vice President | VPS Cloud Hosting Solutions
    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 63
    Phone: 061 259 39 618

    ((SECOND MASSAGE))

    5600 – Ok. My client is also interested in
    ARABDEALS.NET price:4200 usd
    ARABDEAL.NET price:2300 USD
    Before we proceed he needs only one thing from you:
    As you may know all major domain brokers does not allow listing above $1000 or higher if you don’t have an official appraisal. Since the sale price is not low in our case, my client needs an official certificate of price (appraisal). He also needs to know you have no trademark problems. It won’t be a problem since I know an official appraiser that offers this option (trademark infringement verification) for free as a part of the appraisal service.
    I’m also interested in a good valuation and a high sale price because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.
    Of course, you should not use a free automated service like Estibot or similar services. My client won’t accept them. I was working for Estibot and knew they were using automated scripts for free appraisals. In our case we need a real manual valuation.
    To avoid mistakes and wasting money on useless automated services I asked in the forum about reliable manual valuation/TM verification services. Please read this: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview19382546.htm (“Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the appraisal site and order the valuation with the TM verification. Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.
    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.
    If you are new to the appraisal process I can help you with a step by step instructions.

    ((THIRD MASSAGE))

    1. You order the appraisal at http://authority-icann.org
    2. After several hours you get the results via email.
    3. You send me the results.

    I’m always glad to help you.

    Reply
  • Alberto July 30, 2014, 10:13 am

    Same issue.
    This is the e-mail
    2500 eur – Ok. My client is also interested in

    – coca0.com: 2.100 euro
    – topfuel.it: 2.000 euro

    Before we go further we need only one thing from you:

    To be sure in legitimacy of this sale and to avoid possible trademark problems my client buys certified domains only.

    This certificate includes three things:

    1. Verification of the owner. It proves you are a legitimate owner and your domain has no any obligations and restrictions.

    2. Independent appraisal of the market price. It will show your domain name is not overpriced. On the other hand if the appraisal comes higher we will increase the price accordingly.

    3. Trademark infringement verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems.

    If your domain has been certified please email me the certificate and we will proceed with the sale. If you don’t have the certificate it’s not a problem. I may send you a link where you can obtain it. Please don’t worry. It won’t take much time and money. It takes 1-2 minutes to order it. The results will be sent to you within 24 hours. Then you send me the certificate via email and we’ll proceed with the sale.

    As a broker I’m very interested in a good appraisal part of this certificate because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in low sales too.

    You can read about the certificate agency at: http://answers.archive-google.com/answers/threadview19382546.htm (“Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the certificate agency site and order the certificate with the TM verification and the domain appraisal. Just submit your domains and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the certification process I can help you with the step by step instructions.

    Reply
  • Amrita July 30, 2014, 10:15 am

    I was unfortunately taken in by this scam and am now disputing the charge with both my credit card company and SWReg (digitalriver.org), the CC processor for the scam domain “appraisal” service. SWReg does offer a dispute option, so if you paid anything to http://authority.icann.org, click the link in the invoice at the bottom: https://www.cardquery.com/ and you can dispute the charge. PLEASE DO THIS if you paid them money! SWReg needs to know they are fraudulent, and getting flooded with complaints will help.

    Reply
  • Jordan August 3, 2014, 12:11 pm

    I was contacted by this guy too. I’d believe it was a scam after reading all this but… I tried. Several bucks for the appraisal is not a big sum. I can afford to lose this fee. There was a delay with the payment and I thought I was scammed but after 2-3 weeks he purchased my domain name. I actually got money from him. It was not a big sum.

    I don’t care if he is a scammer or not. He pays. It proves he is real. Important note to everybody. I was afraid of a scam and did not accept Paypal as the payment option. I thought he could make a chargeback after getting my domain. That’s why I insisted on the escrow service. May be I’m just a lucky guy )))

    Reply
  • Jerry August 4, 2014, 11:30 am

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Jasper (Canada). He wants to buy xxxxxxx.com.

    My client has $513,000 budget for 45-55 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    Best Regards,

    Albert Klausman

    Vice President | VPSpace Cloud Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 259 39 614

    Reply
  • Jordan August 5, 2014, 1:11 pm

    Thank you Jerry. This guy bought my domain. It was nice doing business with him.

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 6, 2014, 11:26 am

    Hey “Jordan”,
    at which house no. in Centralbahnstrasse are you NOW living?
    God I am glad that you’re so REAL.
    I hope 2-3 weeks are enough time for you to run.

    Reply
  • Amrita August 6, 2014, 12:13 pm

    Update on my dispute with SWReg/Digital River (the shopping cart for http://authority.icann.org). They refunded my money for the fake appraisals. Their vendor did not respond to them about the dispute, and I remained a squeaky wheel, so they processed a refund and I won’t have to pursue a dispute with my credit card company.

    Interestingly enough, right after I filed my dispute and the vendor was forwarded my email, I was emailed again by “Mark Rittenberg, Vice President, Virtual Web Technologies, Switzerland, Basel, Centralbahnstrasse 38, Phone: 061 259 35 617” to say that his buyer was still interested in my domain but needed to wait for awhile. Pahleeeze!

    If you have paid for fake appraisals at http://authority.icann.org, SWReg makes it very easy to file a dispute via a link on your invoice, and if enough people complain I imagine they will be dropped by SWReg (a reputable company). Score one for the good guys!

    Reply
  • Parker August 7, 2014, 12:22 am

    If I were you I would not make a refund. You could wait for the payment and make the refund later. I also thought I was scammed but after one month I received the payment for my domain.

    I want to thank this guy for all his help.

    I don’t think this guy is a scammer. There are some delays on the buyer’s side or other contingencies. This guy is a broker. He does not pay himself. So it’s not his fault if there is a delay on the buyer’s side.

    I simply want to protect this guy because he is working hard and help us to sell domains. Sometimes something goes wrong and he cannot sell each and every name.

    But how many domains you sold on Sedo, Afternic and other sites? Why don’t you call Afternic and Sedo SCAM?

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 7, 2014, 11:59 pm

    Because Afternic and Sedo don’t ask us to pay money for a fake appraisal recommended by a fake guy on a Google discussion page. And because Afternic and Sedo don’t change their addresses every other day. And because Afternic and Sedo don’t have to write here under fake names like, say, “Jordan” or “Parker” in a last attempt to save their balls. Oh yes, and: they don’t ask us to wait while hatching their chicken.

    Reply
  • Parker August 8, 2014, 1:14 am

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  • Iniyan August 8, 2014, 6:06 am

    I am one the persons who lost money to this trick. (initially when i was just entering this business)
    I register many domains and also register for friends… Everytime a new domain is registered with a new email address, I get almost same message from an email id associated with http://www.vpspace.com or .net and also requiring appraisal at the fake site. http://authority.icann.org and saying he has a client interested in buying a newly registered names. Every single time!!!! And the funny thing is he would accept for any ridiculous price I ask for my domain…
    So, “Parker” , do you verify that all these sites are legit and that http://authority.icann.org site is not fraud?
    I cannot believe you would have the nerve to support this person (Or perhaps yourself) who is scamming budding domain investors in the same post exposing the fraud. And calling the reputed Sedo and Afternic as fraud. What a Joke!!!
    If you are involved in this scam “Parker”, believe me your cheating days are numbered. Because, even if you don’t believe in Karma, “Law” is not far behind.
    Don’t mislead others into this scam. I would request everyone who were cheated to report the site in whatever ways they can so that this is stopped forever and persons responsible are taken to task.
    I request the moderator to remove posts of persons like “Parker” who are misleading others.
    Thanks

    Reply
  • Alexis Leech August 8, 2014, 8:56 am

    I’m now totally confused! I was approached by this guy a few months ago with an offer of $20,000 for one of my .coms, and was so glad to find this blog before I spent any money getting them appraised. I have dozens of ‘alone in’ domains, ie aloneintheus.com, some of them active sites, but now don’t know who to trust to sell them for me. Is Sedo a con? I’ve sold successfully there before, but now I’m not sure. Any advice?

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 8, 2014, 10:08 am

    Hey Parker,
    fighting hard to keep your business alive, eh? 😉
    Kisses, my friend..

    Reply
  • Amrita August 8, 2014, 10:58 am

    Alexis, I believe that Sedo is legitimate, they have had a few BBB complaints from people who perhaps did not know how to use their services correctly. I read every word of their policies before I listed my domains there, and I understand their limitations.

    If you look over the BBB complaints, you can get a sense of the nature of the issues… some were resolved, some were not. http://www.bbb.org/boston/Business-Reviews/internet-services/sedo-llc-in-cambridge-ma-97970/complaints#breakdown

    Good luck!

    Reply
  • Parker August 8, 2014, 1:14 pm

    It’s very bad that some complaints to Sedo were not resolved.

    They are one of industry leaders. They must resolve each and every complaint.

    However, Afternic is a real scam. Sedo is trying to resolve some complaints at least. Afternic simply ignores them.

    I’ve wasted my time and money with Afternic.com and will ask for a full refund!

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 8, 2014, 1:54 pm

    Yeah, Parker, really fighting hard.
    Just to remember: the topic here is:

    Scam Alert – New Domain Appraisal Scam: website-domain-hosting.com and Dirk Engelmann
    (and your various other names..)

    Reply
  • Amrita August 8, 2014, 2:59 pm

    Various other names such as Michael Ritter and Mark Rittenberg
    Vice President | Virtual Web Technologies
    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 38
    Phone: 061 259 35 617

    Reply
  • Alexis Leech August 8, 2014, 7:53 pm

    I joined Afternic today as a result of reading these blogs, so now feel more confused than ever. If you want to sell domains or active sites, is there anyone you can trust? It’s a bit like paying a lawyer because they seem to be the only ones who make money. Now wishing I’d never got involved in the domain game at all. As a writer (I have my latest book available on Amazon) I just want to write another book incorporating exposure to this kind of situation. Any contributions will be gratefully received!

    Reply
  • Parker August 8, 2014, 10:02 pm

    Yes, the domain game is very dirty. Most people in the industry are dirty too. Just read comments from tekk42 or Amrita. They are not friendly and I can explain why. tekk42 and Amrita are no experts. They have never sold even one domain for 2000-3000 usd or more.

    Many people who are trying to sell domains are s*ckers. They think they can register names for $5 and sell for $5000. But nobody want their domains. There are millions of names for sale on the market only several hundreds of buyers.

    Companies like Sedo, Afternic and GoDaddy Auctions are making money on these losers. So you are the loser too! Welcome aboard!

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 9, 2014, 1:23 am

    Yeah Parker, and because noone wanted your domains you were “really clever” and decided to sell appraisals. Because you knew how you could enforce your business: “Submit your domains to them and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer so you need the appraisal near this value.” – ROFL.

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 9, 2014, 1:41 am

    Actually, it’s always the same game: the bigger the $$$ signs in the eyes, the more easy people are to be tricked. That’s why Parker tells about people who “have never sold even one domain for 2000-3000 usd or more”: to brainwash us as if these fake appraisals were the only solution.

    Fact: high prices for domains are RARE. These names usually have been registered years before (often even at the beginning of it all) and have been built up traffic and SEO and be cared for. If a domain is free when you register it, it’s probably just because noone wanted it. This to be excessively even more with this BULK of new TLDs.

    So now take the position of a domain aquirer: He wants a memorizable speaking name for of course a low price.
    * So why should he offer his broker a fee as percentage of the cost he has to pay? *
    No. He will pay a fixed fee and a percentage of the cost he SAVES from a defined maximum price.

    And that’s why domain appraisals like Parkers are SCAM.

    Have a nice day everyone and if your domains don’t sell, just PROJECT them.

    Reply
  • Parker August 11, 2014, 12:09 am

    There is another concern for domainers – You may lose domain names to inaccurate WHOIS information

    The easiest way to lose a domain is by not providing accurate WHOIS registration information. ICAAN requires that all domain names are registered with accurate ownership information so if a domain appears to contain false information, it can be reported to the registrar for verification. Once the registrar reaches out to the domain owner for clarification, there is a 15-day window for a response.

    If no response is received during this time, the domain registration will be cancelled and will be up for sale again. Sometime domainers provide false information to avoid being flooded with e-mails from interested buyers and the easy way around that is to request an anonymous registration. The easiest way to keep a domain is by providing accurate WHOIS registration information.

    Good luck with selling your domains!

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 11, 2014, 11:27 am

    It’s NOT that you lose your domain just by using an anonymizer service.
    But it’s that scammers like to collect mail and even real addresses.. 😉

    Reply
  • Parker August 11, 2014, 12:50 pm

    Yes, I hate scammers. They collect emails, send spam, f*ck our wifes and do many other things. On the other hand we should donate scammers because they teach us not to be so naïve. Next time we should not repeat our mistakes. We should not send our wives to a date with a scammer or even scammers. We should say thank you and send them some money for the good lesson.

    Now I must say thank for all scam lessons from Sedo.com. Afternic.com and many other scumbag sites. You were good teachers!

    Reply
  • tekk42 August 11, 2014, 12:52 pm

    not to forget:
    New Domain Appraisal Scam: website-domain-hosting.com and Dirk Engelmann

    Reply
  • Paul August 16, 2014, 2:15 am

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of an investor from Plymouth (UK). He wants to purchase
    ……………

    My client has $529,000 budget for 30-40 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    Best Regards,

    Michael Zollenberg

    Vice President | VPCSpace Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 15
    Phone: 061 859 43 612
    ————————————————–
    My client offers $10000 – Ok.

    Before we go further we need only one thing from you:

    To be sure in legitimacy of this sale and to avoid possible trademark problems my client buys certified domains only.

    The certificate includes three things:

    1. Independent valuation of the market price. It will show your domain name is not overpriced. On the other hand if the valuation comes higher we will increase the price accordingly.

    2. Trademark infringement verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems.

    3. Verification of the owner. It proves you are a legitimate owner and your domain has no any obligations and restrictions. I’m sure that you are a legitimate owner so it will be only a formality.

    If your domain has been certified please email me the certificate and we will proceed with the sale. If you don’t have the certificate it’s not a problem. I may send you a link where you can obtain it. Please don’t worry. It won’t take much time and money. It takes 1-2 minutes to order it. The results will be sent to you within 24 hours. Then you send me the certificate via email and we’ll proceed with the sale.

    As a broker I’m very interested in a good valuation part of this certificate because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in a low price too.
    You can read about the certificate agency at: http://answers.archive-google.com/archive/threadview164927.htm (“Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the certificate agency site and order the certificate with the TM verification and the domain appraisal. Just submit your domains and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer and need a valuation near this value. After several hours you will get the results.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    Reply
  • Michal August 19, 2014, 7:45 am

    Hello!

    I’m a broker of an investor from Winnipeg (Canada). He wants to buy 3daccommodation.com.

    My client has $475,000 budget for 45-50 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    I can also help you with the transfer process.

    Best Regards,

    Abram Gendelman

    Vice President | Virtual Web Technologies

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Centralbahnstrasse 24
    Phone: 061 219 31 527

    Reply
  • Carlos August 19, 2014, 7:48 am

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of an investor from Birmingham (UK). He wants to purchase backextensions.com.

    My client has $530,000 budget for 40-50 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    Best Regards,

    Ralph Garman

    Vice President | VPSpace Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Viaduktstrasse 7
    Phone: 061 852 46 612

    Reply
  • Renae Moneymaker August 21, 2014, 4:11 am

    GOT THIS THIS MORNING :-). DAMN HIM FOR GETTING ME EXCITED!!!!!
    Hello!

    I’m a representative of an investor from Norwich (UK). He wants to purchase your domain

    My client has $479,000 budget for several domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    Best Regards,

    Robert Kaminski

    Vice President | VP Space Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Viaduktstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 812 46 917

    Reply
  • Vlad Kostenko August 21, 2014, 8:52 am

    Hello!

    I’m a representative of an investor from Norwich (UK). He wants to purchase “XXXXXXXX”.net.

    My client has $512,000 budget for 35-45 domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    Best Regards,

    Ralph Garman

    Vice President | VPSpace Hosting Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Viaduktstrasse 7
    Phone: 061 852 46 612

    Reply
  • Alex August 21, 2014, 9:39 am

    I received an email from “michael zollenberg” he had no idea that I am an employee at godaddy . Very similar to the one Paul posted. For a company that scams people they are pretty dumb. They have absolutely no privacy settings on their domains. I already am in contact with the phs ahs and abuse departments at my company about these scams. I have a lot of free time on my hands and have already gathered PLENTY of information. I know the exact process that needs to be taken to report them to the proper authorities. They aren’t hard to find. It will be tough to register with any registrar with their track record as long as they show any type of affiliation with any of these past domains or emails. They will be flagged. Their website vpsspace will most likely be taken off time. Unless someone magically buys my domain for the agreed price, I am coming after them. This seems like more than enough information to take them down. Like i said, I have a lot of free time on my hands. I’ll see it through.

    Reply
  • Ivan August 23, 2014, 5:03 am

    Here’s an revelers who tried to deceive naive people.

    from : :
    Hello!

    I’m a representative of an investor from Norwich (UK). He wants to purchase besom.net.

    My client has $479,000 budget for several domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.

    Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.

    If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.

    How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?

    Best Regards,

    Robert Kaminski

    Vice President | VP Space Solutions

    Switzerland
    Basel
    Viaduktstrasse 9
    Phone: 061 812 46 917

    Second message

    Ivan,

    My client offers $15000 – Ok?

    Before we go further we need only one thing from you:

    To be sure in legitimacy of this sale and to avoid possible trademark problems my client buys certified domains only.

    The certificate includes three things:

    1. Independent valuation of the market price. It will show your domain name is not overpriced. On the other hand if the valuation comes higher we will increase the price accordingly.

    2. Trademark infringement verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems.

    3. Verification of the owner. It proves you are a legitimate owner and your domain has no any obligations and restrictions. I’m sure that you are a legitimate owner so it will be only a formality.

    If your domain has been certified please email me the certificate and we will proceed with the sale. If you don’t have the certificate it’s not a problem. I may send you a link where you can obtain it. Please don’t worry. It won’t take much time and money. It takes 1-2 minutes to order it. The results will be sent to you within 24 hours. Then you send me the certificate via email and we’ll proceed with the sale.

    As a broker I’m very interested in a good valuation part of this certificate because my client pays me a commission (10-15% of the sale price) on every domain purchase. So I’m not interested in a low price too.

    You can read about the certificate agency at: http://answers.archive-google.com/archive/threadview5841962.htm (“Domain Broker” is my nickname).

    The process is very easy:

    1. Go to the certificate agency site and order a certificate. Just submit your domains and let them know you have a buyer with $X,XXX offer and need a valuation near this value. After several hours you will get the results. If the price in your certificate comes higher we will increase our offer accordingly.

    2. Then send these results via email and we’ll proceed with the deal.

    If you are new to the certification process I can help you with step by step instructions.

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  • Marjan August 24, 2014, 7:04 am

    Glad you posted this email Ivan, because today I received the exact same email from Robert Kaminski and after googling that name found this post. Did not know it was a scam, so I am glad I found out before being scammed!

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  • simozt August 26, 2014, 6:16 pm

    i had the same email from Robert Lagerman.
    thank you guys , i was about to buy it !! lol

    *****************************the first email was :
    Hello!
    >
    > I’m a representative of an investor from Bournemouth (UK). He wants to purchase arabedeals.com.
    >
    > My client has $439,000 budget for several domains. Please specify your asking price in the subject of your message.
    >
    > Our company is in a web hosting business. We also provide brokerage services for domain buyers.
    >
    > If you have other domains please email me the list with prices. I may offer your domains for sale to my clients.
    >
    > How can we transfer money to you (escrow, wire, Paypal or Western Union)?
    >
    > Best Regards,
    >
    > Robert Lagerman
    >
    > Vice President | VP Space Solutions
    >
    > Switzerland
    > Basel
    > Viaduktstrasse 11
    > Phone: 061 813 49 517

    *********************************** the 2nd email :

    I’m unhappy with your low price. It does not allow me to earn a good commission on this sale. Please note I don’t buy your domain. I’m a rep