Falling to domain name scam could cost you in the order of $8,000, warns consumer watchdog ACCC.
Now comes a fresh warning about a scam that's been around for years, and appears to still be around - the domain name scam.
The ACCC have warned small businesses to be wary of invitations to register or renew their Internet domain. Particularly contents of emails that contain [information quoted from the business.gov.au site]:
- Requests to pay a fee in return for securing their business domain name overseas
- Claiming that their overseas domain name is about to expire
- Prompts to register their domain name before another business does.
According to the ACCC, recent scams have cost business owners "more than $8,000".
The ACCC has more information about domain name scams here
The ACCC also has this page about scams encouraging businesses to register web site domains for countries overseas.