At least he added a new trick with the Trademark verification. A scammer using the alias Aaron Rosenbaum kindly made me a $17,500 offer on a domain that I immediately knew was a scam because of the immediate high offer. I’ll post it here to save everyone some time and effort in case they get the email in the near future
I’m interested in purchasing xxxxxx.com.
Please let me know your price.
We are investing money in domains. Our company offers different hosting solutions. We have branches in several countries and help our clients to find a web hosting solution that fit their needs.
If you have more domain names for sale, please email me the list with prices.
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Me: Feel Free to Make an Offer
I offer 17500 usd. Are you a member of domain forums? Are you an experienced seller?
Me: (I knew it was a scam after the first one but verified it with the second) “Great. Send me your email and I will get the escrow transaction started:
From: “Aaron Rosenbaum” <email@example.com>
Date: September 5, 2012 3:38:10 PM CDT
To: “Shane Cultra” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: xxxxxxxx.com
In order to process with the deal I need two things:
1. Please send me an appraisal.
This is the certificate of price. Even if you don’t have a traffic they will value the domain.
2. I need a trademark verification. It’s important for us to know that you domain has no problems with trademarks. Some valuators include this option in the appraisal report.
Please don’t worry. This is not a complicated process. It takes only 2-4 minutes to order online and wait about 24 hous for the results.
Please take into account, I’m not a novice and don’t accept free or automated valuations. I asked in the forum about reliable and independent valuation services with the trademark verification option. Please read this information:
If the valuation comes higher you can change your asking price. After you send me the professional evaluation via email (usually it takes one day to obtain it) we’ll be doing the business.
What is your preferred payment method: Escrow.com, International wire transfer, PayPal.com or something else?