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Received the following concerning one of my domains. Isn't this one of the scams that's been going around for a bit???

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Hi there,

Have found your name listed for sale.

Is this domain still available for sale? Have you received any bids from other buyers?

If it's still available for sale please email me your asking price.

If you have other good domains for sale feel free to email me the full list with asking prices.

If I can afford your domain I will contact you. Please don't send me multiple emails if you don't receive a reply from me and
keep my email address confidential.
Just email me your asking price. If I decide to buy I will contact you as soon as possible.

I run a software development company. We provide custom software development in Linux, Windows XP, MS Access, MS SQL, PHP and
Delphi for our clients in USA, Hong Kong, UK and Switzerland. Selling & buying names is not my main business. Just another way to
invest free money and make some income.

Kindest regards,

Marc Miller

CEO

MCSE, MCSD
 
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SCAM ALERT!!!

I have received the same email with the same name numerous times.
It was also posted elsewhere and confirmed as a scam.
 

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total scam ... exact email brought up in these forums before
 

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Its a scam.... have received the same stuff few weeks ago... later he tells that your asking price is ok but a appraisal is needed ... etc etc....

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OK - Thanks people. It didn't smell good so I'll just give him an "appropriate" reply :)
 

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yep, got lots of these. Don't waste your time.

If I can remember, if you respond, you'll get an email saying about listing them for sale in a newsletter, or on a site.....for a fee of course ;0)
 

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Actually my reply will be something along the lines of "go feck yourself!" :)

NetProwler said:
yep, got lots of these. Don't waste your time.

If I can remember, if you respond, you'll get an email saying about listing them for sale in a newsletter, or on a site.....for a fee of course ;0)
 

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Lol yea, had a couple of these before. I like playing with them.. like im gonna get an apprasial.

Then I say 'I'm not falling for your scam SO DO ONE'.

Ah, my humour..
 

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Dear Mr. Miller,

I am so glad you wrote. Of course, the name is still available. If you are interested in it, please feel free to make me an offer. I strongly encourage you to get an appraisal - I'm sure you are familiar with companies that do that - just pick one you trust.

If your offer is satisfactory, based on what you come up with from your own independent appraisal, then I will be happy to make a deal with you.


That ought to make him ponder his next move...
 

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mita millar.

iyama glad yu a contacted me.
my familia and i are a relaxing in southern sicily.
de nama you want is stilla avalable for a sale.
jou can paya me direlty to ma banka in Sicily, or i cana take care for de mony to be collected from my familia.
I hope you like dename
i lika to keep my business inside de familia, so you makea sure jou answer soon, and my boys will be there to collecta de cash.

Antonio from Sicily.
 

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Never came accross this one myself. Thanks for the info and I guess disregard my original reply.
 

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SCAM! I reported him to my IP as a spammer. Suggest you do the same.
 

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The scammer uses various names signed at the end of the letter, not just Marc Miller.
They use different names all the time. I have received many with different names. Just filter them out or hit; DELETE. 8)
 

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got one too...after I replay with the price he wrote this:

Is it a developed site or just a domain name? We are mostly interested in
domains without web content.

I need an appraisal for domains priced in your range.

Do you have an appraisal certificate for your name? Please note that I don't
trust free or unprofessional appraisals. It can be an appraisal certificate
from www.FastDomainSales.com or www.GreatDomains.com or
www.HollywoodDomains.com. It does not matter because they were recommended
to me by experienced experts.

After I receive your appraisal we'll continue negotiations.

How do you prefer to get paid: PayPal, check or wire?

Looking forward to your reply.

Best regards,

Marc Miller

CEO

MCSD, MSCE
 

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I sent him a reply similar to that suggested above - that he should get his own appraisal and then we would dicker on the price. No reply - no surprise!!
 

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Post his email address. I'm sure we can get him some domain names! (Just kidding!)

Maybe you should respond to him with a low price just to see if you get a response. Like $10 and see if you can get a response that way. You can always say you left off a couple of zero's... :)
 

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Here is his replay after I've told him that he can appraisal the names:

"You ask for serious money and provide no proof. I understand you, but
usually sellers provide buyers with appraisals. It's a common practice.
Independent appraisers are involved in any serious purchase. It's a good
practice to do business because nobody is going to lose money."
 
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