Domain Action fraud. Been there? You receive a warning email, that your domain registration is about to expire. At first, it seems a formal email. Moreover, there is a matter of urgency too. But beware of this domain registration fraud. Find out here what it is and how to prevent it.
If you do not pay attention, you will be vulnerable.How do you recognise domain registration fraud? A fraudulent domain registration email is barely distinguishable from the original company mail. Yet there are differences:
Here are the warning signs for you in a row.
1: Fictional domain registration
2: Unknown email address
3: Shockingly high amount
4: Unofficial domain regulator
Is the sender not registered with an official domain regulator?
5: Payment Reminder in stead off bill
Is it a misleading quote for undelivered services? A reminder for an extension of existing services? Or a VAT invoice?
Payment Reminder (Pro-forma invoice)
6: Domain not traceable
At Domain Control, there is evidence of:
All signs that you're dealing with domain registration fraud.
Prevent Domain Action Fraud
This will help prevent domain registration fraud:
1: Check domain status
2: Contact Customer ServiceIf in doubt, always contact our customer service. We can immediately look up the current status of your domain name for you.
3: No unknown domain provider
4: Inform staff about fraud casesMake sure your staff is aware of a fraud.
5: Seeing is believingNever just agree. Do not let yourself be put under pressure by a domain registration business. Nore take any hasty decisions.
Report Domain Action Fraud
Register Domain Action Fraud:
Already paid! If you agreed to a misleading offer, then you are sadly unintended victim of an offense. You can take the following steps to combat this domain registration fraud and other fraud: