EU Registry services - a scam
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 17 March 2004I received an invite to renew the registration for wellho.org in the post this morning, telling me that the domain is about to expire. Somthing a bit fishy (including the 60 pound fee) so I searched and found:
The "Data Protection Registration" scam is alive and kicking in a new form
Posted by swindonhost (swindonhost), 23 March 2004Hi
We have also experienced a number of renewal messages from this crew.
Our approach is to send the reply envelope back minus a stamp, give it a try and if you want to remain unknown, don't put anything in the envelope.
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 24 March 2004It's one of those things where you feel you want to do something, isn't it? Thanks for sharing your thought; yes, it is something that you can do anonymously, and if enough people take such an action it may have a significant effect on them, even though they're probably pretty hard-skinned about protest activity.
Posted by Custard (Custard), 24 March 2004At least it'll cost 'em the price of a stamp!
Posted by swindonhost (swindonhost), 24 March 2004I think it costs about three times the price of a stamp.
But if they think its got £60.00 , (thats about £45 clear profit) if they bother to do the renewal.
Its quite likly they will pay up
PH: 01144 1225 708225 • FAX: 01144 1225 899360 • EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org • WEB: http://www.wellho.net • SKYPE: wellho