22 Sep '16, 2pm

Domain appraisal scam is now the job resume scam

This scam will sound familiar to domain name owners. Dan Primack of Fortune has an interesting story about executives falling for a scam that’s very similar in operation to the domain name appraisal scam. If you aren’t familiar with it, the domain name appraisal scam gets domain owners to pay for a domain name appraisal with the carrot that someone wants to pay them big bucks for their domain. The scam Primack discovered is similar in nature but involves job resumes. And it’s much, much more sophisticated. It involves a sham venture capital firm and recruiting firm. It starts with an email from someone at a fake venture capital firm. The sender informs an executive that they’re in the late stages of acquiring a company in a similar field to the recipient. They are firing the current executive team and are interested in hiring the recipient. If the recipient responds with i...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2016/09/22/domain-appraisal-sca...

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