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    Domain Name Scam!

    Today, I received the following e-mail:

    Hello,

    I am selling the .COM version of your domain name proxyrun.com

    I am asking $100 for the domain name, let me know if this interests you
    and I can setup a secure Escrow transaction for the transfer of ownership
    over to you.

    Thanks
    Shawn
    Global Domains

    And I sent them the following reply:

    Hi there.

    I find that quite hard to believe, since I own the .COM version of
    ProxyRun.COM - better luck next time.


    This looks like one of those typical domain name scams. Send me the money and I'll give you a domain you want... These things have been around for years. The funny thing about this one is that he specifically referenced my site (ProxyRun.com) and then offered me the .COM version... which I own!

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    haha These are becoming very common I received same for one of my domains but i did reply that ok i will buy it from you and the next reply from scammer never came back

    The guy who tried to scam u dinn even look what he wrote

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    Haha they got really:
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    nice catch, didn't they do a whois to see who did own the domain..lol
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    What a bummer!

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    sweet.
    too bad for those who really send money to these scammers.

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