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  1. #1

    Appraisal Scam

    Got several e-mails claiming potential domain purchase.

    Tried to get me to get a domain appraisal at:

    1) "allfordomains.com".

    2) $200 appraisal at domainmart.com

    3) Sedo (last resort)

    I played the game long enough to get a name/affiliate link.

    This dude posed as:

    "Neil Stichbury, Ph.D.
    President
    Back Office Net Solutions"

    Real name seems to be -- Sukin TySyn

    e-mail -- nstichbury@bonbon.net

    Keep a heads up.

  2. #2
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    allfordomains.com
    They work in pairs.
    Beware.
    http://domaintalk.ourplace.com/Archive/46039.htm

    (I will close my thread not to duplicate efforts)
    "

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    Domo,

    http://domaintalk.ourplace.com/Archive/46039.htm

    Exact thread "Neil" gave to me.

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    Originally posted by go address
    Domo,

    http://domaintalk.ourplace.com/Archive/46039.htm

    Exact thread "Neil" gave to me.
    I don't think Neil really exists...
    Last edited by Domo Sapiens; 2005-12-31 at 08:59 PM.
    "

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    i recieved one also--posing as college professor doing as hobby--also as phd

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    "Peter" sent me the letter below...

    When I responded that I did not have a price in mind, he asked again and suggested maybe 5,10, or more. I reluctantly said 10k to see what he was thinking. he responded with the same request to go to the forums about getting an appraisal for the domain then talking.

    Smelled like a scam from the beginning, but I was glad to see others have gotten the same request here. Wht would his angle be? to get me to pay for an appraisal at his site?

    Jef




    Hello,

    Are you still interested in selling your domain name? I saw it listed for sale.

    Did you get offers from other people?

    I need to know your desired price. Please don't ask to make an offer. Just email the desired price.

    I run a software company. We develop client-server systems and databases in Oracle for a local company. Buying and selling domain names is not my main business. Just another way to invest money and make additional income.

    Best regards,
    Peter Stichbury, Ph.D.
    President
    Back Office Net Solutions

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    Steve strikes again!

    Here's mine:


    "500 USD. Ok.

    Do you sell a developed site or domain only? I prefer domain names.

    Do you have an independent valuation from industry experts (appraisal)? I need an appraisal certificate for domain priced in your range. I consider your name as an investment. In other words I'm going to sell your name later and make a profit. If I overpay I won't be able to make a profit in the future. It's very important for you and me to know the current market value of your domain.

    Of course, we must be sure that you are engaging a reputable appraisal company. I heard many appraisal companies often made inaccurate appraisals. I will only accept appraisals from independent appraisal companies I know and trust.

    To avoid mistakes I asked domain experts about reputable appraisal companies in a forum
    http://domaintalk.ourplace.com/Archive/47052.htm

    Juck check this posting.


    If the appraisal comes higher you can adjust your asking price accordingly.

    After I get an appraisal from you we'll continue our negotiations.

    How do you prefer to get paid: www.PayPal.com, www.escrow.com, check or wire?

    Hope we can come to an agreement fast.

    Looking forward to your reply."

    I haven't heard from him since this afternoon.

    M

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    ArmisticeHoldings Guest
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    ArmisticeHoldings Guest

    Had to have a little fun with this nutcake...

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    ArmisticeHoldings Guest
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    ArmisticeHoldings Guest

    Talking

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    Amen!

    Well said, Armistice! Maybe we should organize a mass e-mail from everybody he tried to play his scam on. I am only afraid that he could much smarter from this lesson.

    Mal

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    I just got one of these emails today trying to buy one of my domains too! I was excited as this could have been my first sale. This guy is posing as Frank Moss, PhD, and also has an email address at bonbon.net. He also asked me to get an appraisal using a "reputable" appraisal company and posted links to those same forums as above. His emails were nearly identical to the ones you all have posted too. I'm thankful for a forum like this. This whole thing sounded fishy to me from the start and I wanted to do some research on both the potential buyer and on these so-called appraisers.
    What can we do about this sort of thing?

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    Originally posted by spiralup
    What can we do about this sort of thing?
    Ignore it.
    Vidi, Vici, Veni!

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