Unfortunately this one is one of the more light weight versions, we have seen hundreds of examples of scamming and
poor practise, here are some examples:
Warning we have accessed your site, this is your sites database name, contact us to fix your site.
Your domain is about to expire, pay today or loose your domain, this is a very common one where a company pretends
to be the company you registered your domain name with, they they ask you to renew it. They charge up to 5 times more than the
actual cost, and during the process they take over your domain name so you are locked in with them ongoing.
Paying for Service You Dont Have
One of the more popular ones is to pretend you have a service (that you actually dont) and asking you to renew or
Pretending To Be Someone Else
This one happened to another client of ours, they received an email from the President of the club asking the secretary to
pay a provider, and included the payment details. Luckily the club in question has great processs in place and identified that
it was not the president that sent the email.
The email address from the scammer was the same as the presidents email, the only give away was the "Reply To" address, which
was a random Gmail account.
5 Ways to Determine if a Website is Fake, Fraudulent, or a Scam