I’ve seen numerous smart domainers get fooled by the “ICANN wants you to verify your Whois information” email, where they will click on the link, login to their registrar, and essentially give away their login/password to someone.?? Then someone goes onto DNForum, offers to sell a domain for about 20% of what it could be sold for, someone thinks they are getting a deal and snaps it up quickly before someone else does without doing any research and then a day or two later the owner of the domain comes into the thread saying it was stolen…

Today when you get all those “someone sent you a Valentine’s eCard” (or something along those lines) emails have some sense and don’t click on any links, don’t download any ecard application, etc…? because if you do you may be installing a keystroke logger and if you do, you could eventually be giving away all your login/passwords for every account you own.? Normally this would be common sense, but many people give into the temptation of seeing who ‘sent’ that ecard, and in the end you’re going to get a huge headache with the aftermath.? I’d be curious to see a report that says how many people get a virus today through the ecard scheme, and I’d be willing to venture a guess that it would be in the tens of thousands.

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