There are many variations of Domain Name scams. Once such, is the Domain Name Appraisal Scam. I have just received the below mail asking me to do a Domain Appraisal and the prospective buyer will pay 65% of the appraised value. This is nothing but a scam. If i reply asking the prospective buyer to do the Domain Appraisal themselves and deduct the appraisal fees from the purchase price, i am 100% sure i won’t get a reply. Just thought of giving a heads up to everyone.

Dear Sir,

we are interested to buy your domain name ******* and offer 65% of the appraised market value.
As of now we accept appraisals from either one of the following leading appraisal companies:

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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,

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6 Comments to “Classic Domain Name Appraisal Scam”

  1. Anil says:

    I received exactly same email on May 15th from xxxxxxx.xxxxxxx55@gmail.com Good that I didn’t reply. Thanks!

  2. These emails have been going out to folks for months now. I can’t post the response I sent since the viewing audience is a little too young.

  3. They pulled that on me and replied with F*ck off

  4. This scam has been going on for years, in various forms and with different appraisal companies. They sometimes give you a choice of appraisers, theirs being the cheapest so they hope you’ll pick them. I wonder how much has been made from this type of scam since it started?

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