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Domain Purchase Offer

Hello,

 

I got an email from Elisa Finkelman (e.finkelman@tux-co-il.info)  claims to be a broker of International clients in a hosting company - Tux Ltd. from Israel.

She want to buy one of my domains for a 5 digit dollar amount. Sounds too good to be true, meaning potential SCAM.  I responded to the initial email asking them to stop bothering me with SPAM but she replied back.

 

Below is the email for your reference; can someone validate if this is a scam or otherwise.

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Thank you for responding! We could not contact you earlier because GoDaddy verifies the legitimacy of every offer/bid on their domains. Finally, we've passed their verification )
 
My name is Elisa Finkelman. I work as a broker of International clients in a hosting company - Tux Ltd. from Israel. I will help you to finish the sale.
 
I am reaching out to you on behalf of a buyer from Tel Aviv.  Your buyer is a company from Israel. Your domain will be used to generate traffic to their new mutli-million dollar web project so they offer a good price. Commission of our company is 6%.  It's paid when you get the money.
 
They will pay you via the Escrow.com or Swiss Escrow service. You can be paid via wire, Paypal, check or any other method you prefer.
 
The buyer offers $10,000 usd.
 
Do you have a certificate? It's required by their bank and the buyer. The buyer always asks for this document. This is not our first sale with him. We cannot avoid this step. The  buyer is very conservative.
 
The final sale price will depend on the certificate ($10,000 minimum - if it comes higher they will pay more).
 
If you don't have the certificate it's not a problem. You can order it online.
 
Please note he cannot accept it from any agency. He needs a manual service. It also must be a third party independent agency (not your broker our auction site) and must be accepted by his bank.
 
The certification includes the following:
 
1. Independent valuation of the market price. It will show your domain name is not overpriced. On the other hand if the valuation comes higher, he will increase the price accordingly. In the domain name industry, there are many appraisal tools that people use to estimate the value of a domain name. My client does not want to risk and doesn't accept services that use scripts. If you are unsure about some service feel free to ask me.
 
2. TM and law compliance verification. It proves your domain has no trademark problems. He would like this verification to be included in the appraisal report. It's not a problem because some companies include the TM verification for free.
 
3. Copy in Hebrew.
 
The process is very easy:
 
1. Go to the certificate agency site and order a certificate. Just submit your domains and let them know you have a buyer with $XX,XXX offer. It will help you to get a better valuation.
 
If your domain is worth at least $10000, they will send you the payment instructions. If it's not possible, they won't send you the instructions. This way you will not lose anything. It's very convenient and gives you the full protection. Other services charge you upfront even if your domain is not worth spending the appraisal fee, so I don't recommend them.
 
2. Send the certificate to me and we will start the sale process. As soon as the buyer receives your certificate they will buy your domain.
 
If you are new to the certification process, I can help you with the step by step instructions.
 
To read the review you must have Telegram Messenger installed on your smartphone. To communicate with me online please use Telegram messenger.  Here is the invitation link to our Domain Sale Group: ht​tps://t.me/godaddysales
 
Add me (@ElisaAttorney) to your contacts and we will be able to chat in Telegram. If you don't have Telegram you may install it on your smartphone from Google Play or AppStore.
 
One of my sellers already sold to this buyer from Tel Aviv. You may read his review at htt​ps​://t.me/godaddysales/1754 Feel free to contact him.
 
Please respond ASAP. No risk for you to proceed since this is a certified by GoDaddy domain offer with full proof of funds. If you send the certificate the buyer will have to pay you the same day.
 
Elisa Finkelman 
Vice President 
Investor Relations 
Tux Ltd. 
Aba Hillel Silver St 99 
Haifa 3269514
 
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Super User II

Hey @ChandraMuthinen, I'm not exactly sure what your question is or what you expect? I'm not in the business of weighing in on what may or may not be a scam and I won't confirm for you either way. What I will say is that if you are skeptical than you should be cautious.

 

Some really good reads would be 4 ways to spot a fake email and what to do if your email is hackedHow to spot dangerous emails and Email phishing: Think before you link. I hope that helps?

 

...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head

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I was wondering if this is a (relatively) new type of scam in the block and did some research online but couldnt find anything. Finally I decided to post it here so that I can get better advise / results from the gurus.

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Hi @ChandraMuthinen,

 

Welcome to the Community!

 A Google search will show you the name on your email and the exact text show up for many recipients. While GoDaddy is not able to pronounce the email "spam or no spam", (only that it is not from GoDaddy) please do your due diligence to research this prior to taking any action. You've got a great start with the links provided to you by @rd in the previous reply. 

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
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Super User II Super User II
Super User II

Hey @ChandraMuthinen, I'm not exactly sure what your question is or what you expect? I'm not in the business of weighing in on what may or may not be a scam and I won't confirm for you either way. What I will say is that if you are skeptical than you should be cautious.

 

Some really good reads would be 4 ways to spot a fake email and what to do if your email is hackedHow to spot dangerous emails and Email phishing: Think before you link. I hope that helps?

 

...turns out that my two cents is worth less or more depending on the current exchange rate.

roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head

View solution in original post

I was wondering if this is a (relatively) new type of scam in the block and did some research online but couldnt find anything. Finally I decided to post it here so that I can get better advise / results from the gurus.

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Moderator
Moderator

Hi @ChandraMuthinen,

 

Welcome to the Community!

 A Google search will show you the name on your email and the exact text show up for many recipients. While GoDaddy is not able to pronounce the email "spam or no spam", (only that it is not from GoDaddy) please do your due diligence to research this prior to taking any action. You've got a great start with the links provided to you by @rd in the previous reply. 

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
Supporting you at x.co/247support

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