New Scam Alert: As business owners we receive junk mail all the time. Most are insignificant but once in awhile we get emails from our contact forms on our website that are asking for a service, product, or other. There are also threatening emails that will come through that try to get you to give information or money for your online ranking or your domain. I received such a notification yesterday through my website’s contact form and think it is worth sharing. These are scam emails. Their soul purpose is to get money from you or information. I have coded my online form to reject any “bots” so the email I received came from a person that is real and filled it out. Hopefully the following information will save someone from making the mistake of clicking on the links in the email. If you have questions regarding the validity of an email contact us at PPwix Website Services and we will be happy to take a look.
The following are two types of scam emails: (I get the second almost daily)
In preface to the email content my domains are hosted through Arvixe, Godaddy, and Hostgator and I have nothing to do with any other registration services.
“New Prospect Information:
Name: DomainE Service
Interest: Payment Processing
Disclaimer: We are not liable for any financial loss, lost data, missed customers, loss of search engine rankings, undelivered email or any other damages that you may incur due to the expiration of ppwix.com. For further information please refer to section 12.b.7a of our User Agreement.
This is your final notification to renew ppwix.com:
In the event that you allow ppwix.com to expire, the listing will be automatically deleted from our servers within 3 business days. After expiration, we reserve the right to offer your web listing to competing businesses or interested parties in the same category and state/region after 3 business days on an auction basis.
This is the final notification that we are required to transmit for the expiration of ppwix.com
Secure Online Payment:
All services will be restored automatically on ppwix.com if payment is received in full on time before expiration. We thank you for your cooperation.
This e-mail was sent from a contact form on PPwix Website Services”