The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Monday, June 12, 2006

Domain Registry Support scam surfaces again

Now calling themselves Domain Registry of America; they call up registered owners of domain names and tell you they need your fax number to send you some important information. Sometimes they claim to be hired by ICANN. They can be identified by caller id indicating their number is (866) 383-0986.

They ignore the 'do-not-call' registry and will also call cell phones, in violation of USC 47.

It's still not clear exactly what they want your fax number for, but the best bet is that they make money reselling it to fax spammers.

This phone number is associated with other scams; entering it into Google can be very instructive.

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