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Another Appraisal Scam

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Got another one of those appraisal scam emails today. Luckily they land in spam folder now:

Peter Miller Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 6:31 AM

To: domainadmin

Dear sir,

we are interested to buy your domain name AARR.COM and offer to buy it from you for 65% of the appraised market value.

As of now we accept appraisals from either one of the following leading appraisal companies:

sedo.com

pedma.com

accuratedomains.com

If you already have an appraisal please forward it to us.

As soon as we have received your appraisal we will send you our payment (we use Paypal for amounts less than $2,000 and escrow.com for amounts above $2,000) as well as further instructions on how to complete the transfer of the domain name.

We appreciate your business,

Thanks,

P. Miller

7 Replies to “Another Appraisal Scam”

  1. Somehow they always send me different ones, but they all revolve around getting you to pay for an appraisal. It must be profitable for them since they keep doing it… I wish there was a way to track them down and ugh!

  2. It’s the middle site in the email that’s the culprit. I have emails that include pozde.com instead of pedma.com, and the sites are identical… registered in 2008, etc.

    They appear to be trying to get your $22.95 via paypal… looks like a legit paypal button on the site, so not just phishing for credit card details.

    Curious to see if they actually deliver a real appraisal, but I’m not giving them money to find out.

  3. I did much better than you guys, being offered 80% of the appraisal value! Otherwise pretty much the same email, although on the up-side it did remind me of a domain that I had long forgotten. Still not sure about the exact mechanism of the scam… but somethinng about the email defintely smells bad (other bloggers suggest you respond to a fake paypal or sedo payment… and hand your domain over for free), who knows

  4. Ron Park The Fraud Master DO Not trust this guy .– All of Southern Arizona Tucson Real Estate Daily http://www.tredaily.com 1873 N Kolb Rd Tucson AZ 85719 Ph. – (800) 536-7480 About TRE Daily TRE (Tucson Real Estate) Daily is a fraudulent one-stop Tucson less then quality real estate resources. Ron Park a self proclaimed homo sexual, and member of Tucson REALTORS fraud, is the manager of TRE Daily. Before Ron Park became a real estate agent/lead manager in August 2007, he was a male prostitute selling himself successfully online and on the Tuscon streets for 7 years. After learning the ins-and-outs of sucking dick, he entered into Tucson?s real estate market after a night of longing passion with his male boss to provide oral services that are rarely found, but certainly needed.

    http://www.tredaily.com

    Both Ron and Lisa Park are SCAMMERs Watch out for them.

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