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Beware of "Squarespace Domains Expiration" Scams

2018-03-06T13:17:14  +
Beware of "Squarespace Domains Expiration" Scams

Squarespace customers who have received emails like the one below, which claim the registration of their domains expires in 24 hours, are asked not to click on the links in them. This is because we have noticed that scammers are currently sending out fake Squarespace emails which have links that go to phishing websites that steal online account usernames and passwords.

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Squarespace customers should always go directly to www.squarespace.com and sign into their accounts from there. If there is something that they need to do, they will be notified after signing in.

A "Squarespace Domains Expiration" Scam

Thank you for choosing Squarespace Domains

The registration of your domain expires in 24hrs.

Your domain

EXPIRES ON JAN 18, 2018 FOR $20.00

To ensure uninterrupted service, you are advised to review your account and renew your subscription of $20.00 per year.

You can continue your subscription from your Billing panel here,

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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2018 at 4:09 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Squarespace Customercare
    Date: March 22, 2018 at 6:06:44 PM PDT
    Subject: Reactivate your Website
    Reply-To:

    Your website has expired - disputed payment
    Dear Customers,

    We canceled your website subscription for _____squarespace.com because of a disputed payment. You or someone else with access to the bank account used to pay for this website started a dispute with the bank over payment for the website, and the bank has returned the funds to the card that was originally charged. As a result, your website subscription has been canceled, and your site is no longer live.

    To reactivate your website, you don’t need to wait for the dispute to be resolved with your bank. Simply select a new billing plan and enter your payment information.

    To reactivate your site:Click REACTIVATE WEBSITE"

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  • Posted: Feb 11, 2018 at 4:06 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --
    From: Squarespace billing Team
    Subject: [Squarespace] site termination
    Date: 14 January 2018 at 7:24:59 AM NZDT

    HI

    ATTACHED IS A COPY OF YOUR MOST RECENT TRANSACTION. Status of Payment or Credits are indicated on the attachment. If a credit card is present on your account we have attempted to charge that payment method for balances due.

    ACCOUNT STATUS
    Your site is expiring.
    We were unable to authorize your credit card payment for your website.
    WEBSITE:
    me.squarespace.com
    YOUR PLAN:
    $28.80 - Business

    To keep your site online, please update your billing information in the Billing panel in the next three days. If you don’t update your billing information with a valid credit card within this time, we’ll have to suspend your site. Once you pay your invoice your site will be reactivated.
    UPDATE MY BILLING
    If you have any questions, our award-winning Customer Care Team is available 24/7 at support.squarespace.com.

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  • Posted: Feb 11, 2018 at 4:04 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- ---
    From: Sarah Harris
    Subject: Action Required:Your domain Expires in 24 hours for
    Date: 8 February 2018 at 12:24:06 PM NZDT
    Attachment: Domain termination.html

    Squarespace

    DOMAINS

    Your domain Expires in 24 Hours

    Hi there

    your Squarespace Domain is set to expire on february 8 , 2018. To keep your domain(s) active, follow the link and complete the steps below to verify your domain. If you don’t complete this process within 24 hours, your domain will be suspended.

    Verification link:

    ICANN, the internet’s governing body, requires this step. You can read about it here.


    Thanks again for choosing Squarespace!
    Our award-winning Customer Care Team is available 24/7 atsupport.squarespace.com

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