Craigslist Scam Attempt Text Message

If you own a website, then you also use a domain name. Its possible you registered it yourself, or you have a reputable web design firm register it on your behalf.

Many times your name, address, phone number are used to register it, which also means its publicaly available for anyone to see.

Because of this, you see these types of these mail spams that come from fraudulent domain registrars who prey on people who don’t fully understand the domain registration service or directory listings in full.

So they send letters in the mail about something expiring like your domain name or similar and request payment before “renewal” of something is up. And because they know businesses and nonprofits are busy, many simply send these in the mail to their accounting folks (I know actual clients who did) to get paid.

We get asked about these from our clients, which tells me they have clearly deceived their letters pretty well to try to trick some domain owners into thinking a domain renewal invoice. So I first wrote about this other iDNS mail letter a couple of years ago, but my clients and myself are still receiving these.

Why is this still a problem?

Because it means many of you are still falling for the scam and paying these fraudulent scammers 300-500% higher cost to own the registration to your domain.

Why is this considered Spam? Because its unsolicited (you didn’t ask for it) and is a fraudulently deceiving letter, making you think the worlds going to end if you don’t transfer your domain name to them.

In which after they own your domain name registration, they can jack your price higher/hold your domain hostage to force you to pay. So we want to provide this information to protect you, whether you have registered your domain name with Northwoods Web Designs or some other provider. Here is the word for word mailing that you may receive.

Hoping you are finding this from searching, ultimately protecting yourself from this spam company. These companies who send these letters, such as NETWORX,  attempt to convince you into transferring or renewing your domain using their service. Which on average is 500% above the market rate for domain name services.  Continue reading Craigslist Scam Attempt Text Message

Craigslist Scam Attempt Text Message

Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyWelcome to our Spam Hall of Shame. Where we post some of the most bizarre, funny but potentially harmful scam/spam to the unknowing victim.

This spam showcases around Craigslist’s SMS Phishing attempts.  Below is the actual automated reply(s) from the phone number(s) listed in this article regarding our very own craigslist ad. Because we always post in two or more regions with similar titles, we know its a scam when you get two identical spam text that try to appear there interested.

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What Is The Someone Complimented You Text Message

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This spam showcases around Smishing, which is a type of scam done through text messaging.  Unfortunately anyone can be a target of this scam and doesn’t matter whether you provided your number with others.

Phone numbers in the U.S. follow a predicted value so a simply computer program can be created to obtain the numbers (everything from (111) – 111 – 1111 to (999) – 999 – 9999 for example.

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Phishing Fake Call Attempt From Call 916-347-7984

Hopefully you find this post (from search of “who called me 916-347-7984 or other dozen of numbers” before you fall victim to the scam.

UPDATED 2019:
Thanks to fellow readers, here are other numbers they are also using that you should block:





206-400-9013 / 201-984-3326 / 202-602-6024 See all spam numbers...

    • 201-984-3326
    • 202-602-6024
    • 202-697-7183
    • 202-697-9244
    • 202-869-5942
    • 202-858-7484
    • 202-886-0575
    • 202-991-2840
    • 202-996-5017
    • 202-996-5783
    • 206-401-0746
    • 206-208-3445
    • 213-596-3261
    • 224-214-0870
    • 253-802-0612
    • 281-564-5464
    • 315-367-4271
    • 352-269-4091
    • 360-680-1239
    • 404-437-6424
    • 425-320-0582
    • 425-657-3130
    • 430-808-3486
    • 443-339-9109
    • 469-206-4346
    • 478-246-0507
    • 503-660-3823
    • 509-209-8681
    • 509-591-4607
    • 631-635-8223
    • 613-707-6435
    • 618-767-9713
    • 646-506-9909
    • 701-353-7157
    • 707-302-8710
    • 713-566-0065
    • 760-314-6838
    • 786-629-9095
    • 813-566-0065
    • 814-273-9726
    • 844-762-6195
    • 866-978-5964
    • 877-571-0197
    • 910-427-1341
    • 915-603-5071
    • 916-347-7984

Not too often we get calls that go to this extreme level, let alone actually leave a voice mail. Which is simply a scare tactic to get fear and time against you so you let your guards down. Truly display’s what type of scum live out there.

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Be Cautious of Scam Voicemails Left Trying to Get You To Call Back

Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyWelcome to our Spam Hall of Shame. Where we post some of the most bizarre, funny but potentially harmful scam/spam to the unknowing victim.

Its possible you never heard of Vishing before. What is it? Its a type of scam emails that are done exclusively via Voicemails, since it knows most people don’t pick up there phones anymore.

But your on the do not call list right? These folks don’t care and just let there computers do the work. And unfortunately anyone can be a target of this scam and it doesn’t matter whether you provided your number with others.

Phone numbers in the U.S. follow a predicted value so a simply computer program can be created to obtain the numbers (everything from (111) – 111 – 1111 to (999) – 999 – 9999 for example. Which makes it easy to have a computer to simply do the dirty work and leave a recorded message (scammers are also lazy people).

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