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Website domain name scams

Scams relating to website domain names involve fraudsters offering businesses first refusal on a domain name, saying that someone else is just about to buy it.

The caller will often say that the business has just minutes to accept the offer.

The fraudster will then try to pressure the business to pay an excessive fee for a domain name. In reality, no third party exists.

Domain name scams can also come in the form of bogus domain name renewal notices. A business might be sent a letter that looks like the renewal notice for a domain name. In fact, the notice has come from a different company from the one the business has previously registered the domain name with.

If fraud has been committed, report it to Action Fraud.

See also:
Fake invoice scams
Business directory fraud
Business trading fraud

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