Another week, another scam email. Here is the latest professional nomination variant hitting my inbox:
You were recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent your professional community in the 2010/2011 Edition of Distinguished Professionals Online.
We are please to inform you that your candidacy was formally approved March 15th, 2010. Congratulations.
The Publishing Committee selected you as a potential candidate based not only upon your current standing, but focusing as well on criteria from executive and professional directories, associations, and trade journals. Given your background, the Director believes your profile makes a fitting addition to our publication and our online network.
There is no fee nor obligation to be listed. As we are working off of secondary sources, we must receive verification from you that your profile is accurate. After receiving verification, we will validate your online listing within 7 business days.
Once finalized, your listing will share prominent registry space with thousands of fellow accomplished individuals across the globe, each representing accomplishment within their own geographical area.
To verify your profile and accept the candidacy, please visit here. Our registration deadline for this year’s candidates is April 25th, 2010. To ensure you are included, we must receive your verification on or before this date. On behalf of our Committee I salute your achievement and welcome you to our association.
Vice President, Research Division
Distinguished Professionals Online
26 Bond Street
Westbury, NY 11542, USA
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They went to a lot of trouble on this one as it was the first scam email I received with HTML formatting. Unfortunately for them, all the fancy HTML meant they forgot to put my name on it! I would definitely have felt special otherwise.
Some domain info on “newyorksamplesuite.com” for you:
Domain Name: newyorksamplesuite.com
Registrar: Name.com LLC
Protected Domain Services Customer ID: NCR-1248866
Expiration Date: 2011-01-07 20:57:24
Creation Date: 2010-01-07 20:57:24
REGISTRANT CONTACT INFO
Protected Domain Services - Customer ID: NCR-1248866
125 Rampart Way
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might notice that all of these domains are registered by protecteddomainservices.com. Perhaps protecteddomainservices should take the responsibility for their content as well?