Scam Alert – DNS Services

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Website owners beware, another company is making a strong move to confuse and scare business owners into purchasing unnecessary services.  We’ve seen domain registration companies send fake renewal notices to business owners to try to trick them into paying the wrong company (Domain Registry of America for one).  Over the last few weeks we’re seeing an even more tricky and confusing tactic – “backup DNS service” from a company called “DNS Services”.

Let’s put the record straight – you don’t have, and you don’t need backup DNS services.  In fact, you likely don’t even know what they are.  Of course DNS Services is making it more confusing by drafting their solicitations to look like invoices.  See below for an example and read the fine print:

THIS IS A SOLICITATION FOR THE ORDER OF GOOD AND SERVICES, OR BOTH, AND NOT A BILL, INVOICE, OR STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT DUE. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO MAKE ANY PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF THIS OFFER UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS OFFER.

Look out for these in the mail.  If you receive one, throw it away and/or complain to the BBB.

Shame on you DNS Services – stop pestering my customers with tricks and scams.

 

Comments

  • Thanks, I just got one of these in the mail.

  • I just wrote the check out and my son came over for a visit and I showed it to him. I thought it was something he had set up for us. He said look it up on line and sure enough here it is. I can’t believe I almost fell for it in my rush to get my bills paid. Thanks I must be more careful.

    Sincerely,
    Deborah Choate

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