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Domain Scams and How to Avoid Them Pt. 2

By Mira Brody - Last Updated on 12/22/2016
Avoiding malware scams.
A few weeks back, we talked about fake domain name expiration letters and how to spot and avoid this common scam. Today, we will cover a similar, new scam to keep your eyes out for: the Domain Abuse Notice.

“Our system has detected…your domain is being used for spamming and spreading malware…take action in 24 hours to avoid immediate suspension…”

Different variations of the above email are being sent out to domain owners threatening to take action if they do not click and link, download instructions, and follow “simple steps for prevention.”

What to do if you receive this scam notice.
Delete or ignore it. Chances are, if you do not recognize the name in the from field, it isn’t your domain registrar and you are not obligated to answer to them. These phishing scams, malware or virus attempts are easy to spot because domain registrar rarely ever send these types of messages out at all. If JTech happens to be your registrar, you can contact us at domains@jtechcommunications.com for verification or if you have any further concerns. As your domain registrar, JTech’s domain registration services include an auto-renew feature and we always work directly with you to ensure the upmost domain security.

Website domain names are a valuable piece of property, so scams are unfortunately very common. As the owner, the best thing you can do to protect your domain is to keep your eyes open for these common scams and never download or pay for anything you are unsure about.

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Mira Brody is an editor, writer, and marketing expert with 12+ years of experience. She has worked as a local news reporter, a writer/editor, and as a leader in large-scale branding strategy. Mira worked at JTech as the staff writer and editor for internal and client projects from March 2015 to December 2019.