WEB Just received an email about one of my domains

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  1. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    does this seem legit? or maybe a scam?



    -----Original Message-----
    From: John Slaughter
    Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2008 12:06 AM
    Subject: BBW4BBW.COM (sent 02/09/2008)



    Hello,

    We are interested in BBW4BBW.COM

    Your name was for sale. Please let me know your price. Our company works on Internet communication software market.

    So Internet names is just a part of our investment strategy.

    Looking forward to do business with you.

    Regards,
    John Slaughter
    President
    Palmyra Software
     
  2. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    did a google search for Palmyra Software..nothing came up
     
  3. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    i have had emails about domain names i owned for before, all you can do is send them an email to get a better feel for what they want and how honest and trustworthy they are

    no harm in emailing
     
  4. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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  5. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    all else fails; if you are interested in selling, make them mail you a check. then when you cash the check, wait til the check clears to transfer the domain.....
     
  6. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    thanks guys
     
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    definitely work through escrow for something like that.
     
  8. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    see im clueless with that shit.


    its not gonna be some huge amout of $$...thats why i figured id go through godaddy if i do sell it
     
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    Try to go sedo.com
    maybe?
     
  10. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    ok just got this email back from him



    Anthony,

    Can you accept 1,500 USD?
    Do you sell domain with a web site or just name?
    If just name it's ok. Web site is not necessary.
    Have you had your domain names evaluated in the past? I mean domain appraisals.
    Without valuation we cannot be sure in the sale price. It's very important for me in terms of reselling too.
    But we must engage a valuation company with REAL manual service. So I will only accept valuations from independent sources I trust.
    To avoid mistakes I asked domain experts about reputable appraisal companies in a forum
    http://domaintalk.ourplace.com/Archive/790536.htm
    Just check this posting.
    If, for example, the valuation comes higher you can adjust your asking price accordingly. It will be fair. I also hope you can give me 12% - 15% discount.
    After you send me valuation via email (usually it takes 1-2 days to obtain
    it) we'll continue our negotiations.
    What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?
    Hope we can come to an agreement fast.
     
  11. Necromancer

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    Sounds legit but that's a lot of money to be throwing down. Is it even worth that much? Have him write you a check and then after it clears let him have it.

    :dunno:
     
  12. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    wow thats a serious amount of coin.
    Right off the hop to cut out 99% of the scammers, ask for the persons phone number so you can speak directly.
     
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    Could be legit but still pretty sketchy. Reminds me of those Nigerian scammers that ask you to use their "trusted" escrow services which just turn out to be their own sites.

    There were some decent suggestions in there but the talk between slaughter (who I assume is the potential buyer?) and Don Williams seems like a total sham.

    I mean this stands out for me:

    ...The whole point of escrow is so that one party doesn't have control of both "items". In this case the seller seems to still have control of the domain and already has the cash in his paypal...if the dude already sent him money it defeats the purpose of escrow.

    Unless I am missing something. But just seems sketchy lol.

    Just use one of those free domain/site valuation scripts and send him the link lol.



    Either the guy is trying to scam you or has a terrible sense of the value of domains. Not anything against you at all, but that name isn't worth $1500 so if he is serious take it and run but be safe lol. Then send him my way as I have a ton of shitty domains that I would let go for that lol.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    He may be launching a product that will increase the value of that domain to what he is offering.

    IMO, sounds fishy for sure, but, asking for a contact phone number etc will weed out most scammers.
    Asking to use a different escrow will also weed out these people.
     
  16. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    he just sent me a followup email...says he would rather have a manual appraisal done and keep referencing that thread

    This is "must" to provide potential buyers/resellers with professional and independent valuation. Serious investors must be sure in your price.
    Without it they risk to overpay.
    Investors never take into account auto-generated vlauations.
    By opinion of many experts, it's impossible to make business without a certificate of price.
    I read the following information about appraisals at:
    http://domaintalk.ourplace.com/Archive/790536.htm
    Thank you for understanding. I'm looking forward to do business with you.



    so im getting annoyed
    ...and he is absolutely overseas
     
  17. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    then just forget it, not worth getting ripped off
     
  18. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    my response to him


    Ook? Well I looked into those sites posted and I don’t see anything in US dollars.

    I am a bit hesitant due to #1 its not an US site and #2 there is no other posts I can see on that forum...EXCEPT the one you are sending me


    Can you provide me with ANY information on your company as a google search has turned up nothing


    I have conferred with the experts of OT and they say you may be Legit...but have warned me to be cautious

    If there a contact number or website for your company?


    Thanks for your understanding
     
  19. FrigginAnT

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    thinking the same thing...i told the guy i had an offer for $750 org. so he comes back with double



    that to me seems fishy
     
  20. JesterFX

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    yeah, definitely a scam. Either he is just trying to get you to pay for appraisals at a "3rd party" which is actually him where he would probably charge you and maybe get your credit card info or after the bogus appraisal will then want to use his "trusted escrow" service which is him again. Or some variation of that crap.

    Bottom line is domain investors don't need appraisals. They pay what it is worth to them or what it may be worth in the future on speculation. Appraisals are for sellers to get an idea of the estimated worth of a domain. But regardless of where or how many appraisals you get, the domain is still only worth what someone will pay for it which could be way more than an appraised amount or way less. For a buyer to demand an appraisal just screams scam and if not he just doesn't know what he is doing. I could understand if he was considering investing in a huge portfolio or a multi-million dollar domain but for this one domain, which doesn't have all that much value, it's shady. Which is also confusing as it seems like a lot of trouble to go through to try to scam someone out of that domain.

    Have you asked him what he planned to do with it?
     
  21. FrigginAnT

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    from the way he is making it sound...his "company" has many investment domains

    im not buying it
     
  22. Comtrad

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    Yeah, I would say sorry that you can't help him.
     
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    Obvious scam from the first e-mail.
     
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    100% scam. If you look around webhostingtalk you'll see that it's huge. I knew where that was going after the third line :)
     
  25. FrigginAnT

    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    well this was the most recent email...and it pissed me off



    basically replied with the same tone as cementblock.txt
     

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