How do you identify whether your domain name renewal email or bill you receive in the mail is real or not? As a business owner you probably receive a lot of email every day. Email accounts were designed to filter out the mail and separate the spam from your important emails.
Sometimes an email can slip through to your inbox and it could possibly be a spam domain renewal. Most business owners know there is a two-yearly domain name renewal but can’t remember where they purchased it or when they purchased it. Also you could receive a letter in the mail prompting you to send in your payment for your domain name renewal.
Emails can easily look like billed invoices for domain name renewal. They can have all of your relevant contact information such as your address, domain name, name, and email address. There could possibly be a link to make a payment with your credit card for the amount of the bill.
In order to help you take protection against a possible scam here are a few tips:
- *Read through the email carefully.
- *It could possibly be a sales pitch incognito.
- *They could be offering to sell or upsell your services without stating it is a renewal for your domain.
How To Distinguish Between The Real Bill And The Fake Bill
*Look at the website address. It could be an address that is not hosting your site. Often the domain name listed on the bill is similar to your domain name but might end in a different url, for example instead of .com it says .net.
*Write your domain name provider down in a file and if you question your bill you can double check if it is your legitimate domain name provider.
*Check these links if you are still not sure which company is hosting your site.
*The email or invoice could be promoting you to receive a discount or to change your hosting company. They also can be using key words like pay now, urgent, or act now.
*Another clue that they are not a legitimate company is that they are asking you to make a payment on a third party website like paypal.
These are all useful precautions to help you distinguish between the real and fake domain name providers. Always be careful and know that there are scammers out there looking to trick you into changing your domain name company, giving them your payment information, adding services that are not needed, and paying for an overpriced domain and never receive a renewal.
If you do get a suspicious domain name renewal notice call the enflexion office on 1300 730 560, don’t just ignore it as it could be the real deal!