Scam – Photography domains for sale
In addition to the commonly found over-payment scams that target photographers, and the Scam: Domain name registration / SEO service registration scams, there are scams that try to sell you domain names they don’t own.
Here is an example that crops up regularly, where a domain with important keywords is offered for sale. WebnameSolution is just one of the companies that try their devious hand at this.
The best advice I can give here, is that you do your homework first and find out who actually owns the domain name! Do a whois on the domain, and use other methods to see if the domain is legitimately for sale.
I also have to add this — scam invoices. Here is an example by LocaDomain – an invoice for a relatively small amount, that needs to be paid to ostensibly prevent your website expiring. It may be an obvious scam perhaps, but I know of one acquaintance who wasn’t so tech savvy, that just paid for this. Be careful out there!
- Over-payment scam / Family reunion scam
- Photography scam / how photographers are scammed
- E-mail scammers targeting photographers
- How scammers are trying to rip photographers off
- Scam: Domain name registration / SEO service registration