I posted this to the IOZ mailing list today, but I’m posting it here also.. maybe I can warn a few more people.
Today this woman (which claims to be in London) working for Profile Business Services phones me up and tells me a South African guy called Mr. Du Plessis wants to register 7 domains at 100 Pounds each (10yr registration). The domains are:
She asks if I know the guy and if we’ve asked him to register the domains for us: No.
Then she is very nice and offers me the first option to buy these domains
for 700 Pounds.. before Mr. Du Plessis can register them.
She gives me her co. name and the list of domains, but she is not willing to give me contact details for Mr. Du Plessis. I say I’d have to get back to her.
So I find the website for http://www.profilebusinessservices.com/. I look around the site, lots of nifty graphics, no real functionality, no contact numbers on the contact page.
root@blue[/]# whois profilebusinessservices.com
–8< ---------:- snip -:---------8<---------:- snip -:---------8<--
frenton, nick email@example.com
london, uk W1W 8LF
Record created on 02-Nov-2006.
--8<---------:- snip -:---------8<---------:- snip -:---------8<--
So, this “fake” company who has been around since Nov 2006 is going to
register 7 domains for me, which I don’t really want.. sure.
VoIP becomes cheap and phones become spamming and scamming devices.