New Spam/Scam Email Targeting Snapnames and An Auction Ending Today

I got an email today that looked a bit suspicious at first glance. The email was send by a Gmail address (snapnamez@gmail.com) and the name was listed as “Domain Auction”. The subject was “LLLL Premium Domains and more…” and the email listed several 4 letter domains as well as other domains that being auctioned at Snapnames.

All domains had direct links to the snapnames auctions. I believe this is a spam email with the senders snapnames affiliate codes embedded in the links. All domains are part of the 2014 Summer Premium Auction that ends today.

But the most serious matter is that the email is trying to pass off as it was send by Snapnames. The scam email is signed off by “John Morozova” that is supposed to be
“VP Sales – Brokerage, Premium Auction and Escrow Services” of Snapnamez.

Do you notice the “z” at the end? I don’t believe that John Morozova is the name of a real person, yet alone someone working at the real Snapnames.

And then they use the real Snapnames.com, Inc address as their own:
Our mailing address is:
Snapnamez
1800 SW 1st Ave Suite 440
Portland, OR 97201

I didn’t click any links and I suggest you do the same because that way the scammer/spammer will get a commission from the Snapnames affiliate program.

I am not sure what the affiliate code is but the common text in all links is this: 0ceb95b30d.
I expect this person to be banned by the Snapnames affiliate program immediately.

Here is the email without the links:

2014 Summer Premium Auction

Creating an elegant email is simple

Unbelievably low reserve range.
At those prices, you should not miss this domain name

Good luck,

Best regards,
John Morozova
VP Sales – Brokerage, Premium Auction and Escrow Services Copyright © 2014 Snapnamez, All rights reserved.
We send special offers to customers who opted in at…

Our mailing address is:
Snapnamez

           1800 SW 1st Ave Suite 440

Portland, OR 97201

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

2 comments

  1. I assume he won’t get money simply by someone clicking the links. Only if someone clicks one of his links and ends up buying a domain at the snapnames auction this scammer will get a commission.

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