Godaddy: Message from Customer Service – Phishing Scam

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A new GoDaddy phishing scheme is spreading quickly now, I personally received 4 identical emails from them just an hour ago. Many other domainers reported receiving these, some 5-7 at a time. The email, which appears to come from support@godaddy.com but it points to: http://205.234.236.23/~ytrindic/ It’s a server in Pakistan mzwebhost.com

Domain Registration Confirmation

Dear Customer,

This notification is generated automatically as a service to you.

Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had to believe that, their might be some security problem on you account. So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security.
Please click on sign in to domain servers to continue to the verification process and ensure your account security. It is all about your security. Thank you. and visit the customer service section.

please contact us within 1 days.

If you need to address this matter, or in any way need further assistance or technical support, call us any time at (480) 505-8877 or email us at support@godaddy.com. We appreciate your business!

Sincerely,
GoDaddy.com DomainAlert team

The emails also have the “regular” legal addition which makes them look rather authentic:

*Free hosting, photo album and blog services are ad-supported. Ad-supported Web sites contain
relevant online advertising on a small portion of the site, but DO NOT include obtrusive pop-up ads.
**Not applicable to premium domains, bulk domain purchases, discounted domain products, Sunrise/Landrush domain registrations, .ME domain registrations, discounted memberships or maintenance plans; additional disk space and bandwidth renewals, custom page layouts, custom headers, posters or gift cards. Discount reflected in your shopping cart – cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.

Copyright © 2009 GoDaddy.com, Inc.. All rights reserved.

In general these emails look pretty good, much better than the regular scams, where after seeing the “dear sir/madam” you can figure it’s a scam right away. This email even had a smaller frame with a 10% off code and a few real links to GoDaddy.com

Take 10%** off your next order at GoDaddy.com.
Simply enter gdbb366 in your shopping cart or mention the offer code when you call (480) 505-8877.

The question remains however will these guys ever learn to spell and actually write in decent English? However many people don’t read email and just check the title, open it and click the link if it looks authentic.

Last, but not least – be sure to mouse over all links in email before clicking them!

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  1. sip says:

    “The emails also have the “regular” legal addition which makes them look rather authentic”

    What would make them appear more authentic would be proper grammar and a spell checker… :-)

  2. Sam says:

    Woah, thanks for the heads up with this. Sneaky ****s. All this phishing junk aside, try these proper (approved) codes for Go Daddy…with none of the nasty side effects:

    emma1 – 10% off any order, no minimum spend
    emma2 – 20% off any order over $30 or £25
    emma3 – any .com domain for $7.49 (works on new domains and renewals)
    emma30 – any .com domain for $7.49 (works on new domains and renewals)
    emma35 – any .com domain for $7.49 (works on new domains and renewals)

    No links, no sneaking around – just enter the code at checkout and save a few bucks.

    (This isn’t supposed to sound spammy, I just thought I’d help out with some ‘good’ codes)

  3. DomainGeo says:

    Wish Godaddy would step up on this scam business, I had another scam email, contacted their abuse team and which they claimed it’s genuine, but you can jude by yourself that it’s fake and a scam. if you want to see this scam email it’s on my blog Domaingeo.com

  4. SEOLion says:

    Looks like the phishing site is already found by Google. Shows a “Reported Web Forgery!” warning for me.

  5. detoxtech says:

    i have several websites hosted at Godaddy and i am pretty much satisfied with this domain name registrar. it is also very easy to get coupon codes for Godaddy.

  6. ????? says:

    Great post and very nice photo :) i like godaddy girls so much
    thank you

  7. there are literally tons of scam on the internet today so watch out-:`

  8. Socket Set  says:

    Godaddy has great prices on .info domains but their private domain service is so damn expensive-,~

  9. i hate scams wheter it is offline scam or online scams, there are lots of it these days ,,~

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