Monday, January 31, 2011

Web Listings, Inc. is a SCAM

These things really piss me off: I just got a letter in the mail that looks identical to an invoice from "Web Listings, Inc." It is actually a solicitation to try to get me to transfer a domain to them. Transferring a domain should cost around $10, but they are charging $85.
You can tear off the little bottom portion, fill in the "Amount Paid" and return it in their envelope (not pre-paid, unfortunately) to "pay your bill. There is ONE LINE (which I'm sure they need to include to be barely in compliance with the law) that says "This is not a bill...", but they obviously exist solely on misinformed, busy people who don't understand domain names and think this is a real invoice from a generic sounding company they have done business with before.
Transferring a domain to them is a TERRIBLE idea. If you're reading this and you've already paid, do NOT go through with the registration. Keep your domain with a reputable registrar or you'll probably be paying $85 every year instead of $10 and I'm sure you'll have a huge headache if you ever try to transfer away.
Anyway, these guys are theives as far as I'm concerned. Hopefully a spam bot is reading this and can e-mail them at: info@web-listings.net

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thnak you Jeremy i thaought it was a scam because they give no telephone number to contact them the jack ass's and they sent this to my husband and my husband knows nothing about e-mail websites or any of that, thank you again it's good to have people like you keep doing what your doing, they wont get $85.00 from me.

Lilian Thomas said...

Yeah thanks Jeremy for addressing this. I almost went my $85 not knowing any better. I'm glad I run into your blogged..

lilianthomas7@gmail.com

Lilian Thomas said...

Thanks Jeremy I almost send my $85 not knowing any better ..I'm just glad that I run into your blogged..

lilianthomas7@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Thank you!! I just got one today

junior tody said...

Thanks as well, I already send 2 payments to this scams and almost sent my 3rd check...
I'm glad to looking at for some customers reviews always worth it!!!

junior tody said...

Thanks as well, I already send 2 payments to this scams and almost sent my 3rd check...
I'm glad to looking for some customers reviews always worth it

Anonymous said...

Wow. This was dated in 2011; I just received this in the mail, and it's 2016. Wish there was more that can be done against companies like this outside of just filing a complaint that goes nowhere!