These guys are sneaky. A client sent Anthony a picture of a ‘bill’ they received through the mail and asked if it should be paid. You may have received something similar in the mail. It looks like a real bill and it has your domain name and physical address, so it must be legitimate, right? Nope. It’s an example of someone trying to take advantage of you. Ignore it. Throw it out. Do not pay it.
Previously, this domain name listings scam was floating around and it seems like it may be the same company just with different tactics.
Nevertheless, the ‘bill’ will look something like this:
Pay attention to the highlighted parts of that image. They tell the recipient that ‘This is not a bill’ and that the recipient is under no obligation to pay it. So do not pay it! If you give them your credit card info, you’ll be charged about 5 times as much as a Domain Name Registrar like Godaddy will charge.
Additionally, looking up the address listed on their website indicates their corporate headquarters is located inside of a *checks map* UPS store. That’s going to make it pretty hard (impossible?) to track them down if you have a problem.
So do yourself a favor and throw the letter out. Do not give them any money, information, or a second thought. If you receive a sneaky letter like this about renewing your domain name, contact your domain registrar, web site host, or company that designed your website. They’ll be able to check it for you to see if it’s legitimate. If you don’t have any contact to help you with that, give us a call or message and we’ll check it for you.