Domain name owners who have received fake Trendymedia Inc. domain name expiration emails like the one below are asked not to follow the instructions in them. The fake emails claim the domain name owner's owner domain registration has expired and they need to renew. If the recipient clicks any of the links in the fake email, they will be taken to fake domain name registration and search engine optimization website, where they will be asked to make payment for their domain name that has not expired.
A Fake Domain Name Expiration Notification
Domain Service - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue 5/7/2019 4:25 PM
Expiration date: 05/13/2019
The Fake Domain Name Registation Website - regdomainseo.org
Your Domain: ONLINETHREATALERTS.COM*
Registration Period Price Term Payment Method
05-27-2019 - 05-27-2020 $86 1 Year
05-27-2019 - 05-27-2021 $137 2 Years
05-27-2019 - 05-27-2024 $319 5 Years
05-27-2019 - 05-27-2027 $469 8 Years
05-27-2019 - 05-27-2029 $619 10 Years
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The victims of the domain name expiration scam are asked to report it to their banks in order to have the charges to their credit cards removed, which were made by the fraudulent website.
Remember, never to take up an offer sent in an email message, without first researching it. It doesn’t matter how good an email message looks, even if it contains your personal information, it can be a scam.
Every month, thousands of the email message above are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their money. So, look out for similar scams with different website and company names.