An eagle-eyed customer received an email today requesting domain name registration which did not originate from Bendigo Web Design.
Do not respond. It is fraudulent!
The email contains all the correct details and dates. These can be gleaned legally from any WHOIS service. However, the difference is that it originates from auibcu.com and I only charge $15 per year for a .com domain, not $75!
If you click on the highlighted domain name, you will be taken to a fraudulent site (http://auibcu.com) requesting your credit card details. Each genuine invoice contains a customer specific sequential invoice number (refer to your most recent invoice), a unique logo/letterhead and my name and corresponding NAB banking details.
Should you have any doubts, please contact me.
Check out the Scam Watch website for further information on domain name renewal scams.