eNom Domain Email Warning
Hey guys. Sorry it's been awhile since writing. I promise I'll make it up to you with lots of freebies. 😉
In the meantime, though… I received a phishing email today that almost got me (and I'm a pretty tough nut to crack). Since I ended up looking it up, I wanted to warn you about it so you didn't fall for it. Man, they are sneaky little crooks.
Here it is…
Sbj: Inaccurate whois information.
On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:53:24 +0100 we received a third party complaint of invalid domain contact information in the Whois database for this domain Whenever we receive a complaint, we are required by ICANN regulations to initiate an investigation as to whether the contact data displaying in the Whois database is valid data or not. If we find that there is invalid or missing data, we contact both the registrant and the account holder and inform them to update the information.
The contact information for the domain which displayed in the Whois database was indeed invalid. On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:53:24 +0100 we sent a notice to you at the admin/tech contact email address and the account email address informing you of invalid data in breach of the domain registration agreement and advising you to update the information or risk cancellation of the domain. The contact information was not updated within the specified period of time and we canceled the domain. The domain has subsequently been purchased by another party. You will need to contact them for any further inquiries regarding the domain.
PLEASE VERIFY YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION – http://www.enom.com
If you find any invalid contact information for this domain, please respond to this email with evidence of the specific contact information you have found to be invalid on the Whois record for the domain name. Examples would be a bounced email or returned postal mail. If you have a bounced email, please attach or forward with your reply or in the case of returned postal mail, scan the returned letter and attach to your email reply or please send it to:
Attn: Domain Services 14455 N Hayden Rd Suite 219 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
LINK TO CHANGE INFORMATION – http://www.enom.com
Do NOT. I repeat Do NOT click on the link and enter your information. If you get a message like this, hold your mouse pointer over the link and look on the bottom left corner of your screen. The link and what shows up are not the same. In this one, the URL was actually enom.com.com92.biz (not enom.com).
If you're ever concerned about your domain registration, contact your registrar directly by typing in the URL into your browser.
I hope this helps save someone some headaches.
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PeggyOctober 29, 2008 at 8:15 am
I got that email too, but thankfully I was really busy with other things and just deleted it without much thought. But I had no idea it was a trap out to get me, I just got lucky this time.
Thanks for getting the word out.
Wonder WyantOctober 29, 2008 at 8:08 am
Thanks indeed for the “heads up”.
Sometimes we just get so busy that’s it’s easy to click on a link without almost looking let alone thinking.
I’ll try to spread the bad news.
Super nice blog and special thanks to my friend SharonMcP from Twitter for pointing me here.
ToddOctober 29, 2008 at 12:55 pm
I got the same message, but the link was enom.com.sys85.biz. Personally, I don’t EVER click links from within an email. If I recognize the vendor as someone I’ve had communication with, I will open a browser and log in directly to the website as opposed to clicking a link in an email which can send you anywhere.
Just good practice and a word of advice for everyone. These guys are getting sneakier. A recent survey showed a 90% success rate for certain types of phishing schemes.
TriciaOctober 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm
Thanks for the heads up.
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CharissaNovember 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm
Thanks for the info, I can see how easy it would be to get hooked into this scam.
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