HostAway has become aware of a widespread email blast that has recently occurred. Scammers have sent bulk emails to domain name owners trying to lure them into clicking on a link or responding with information. An example below:
The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the TUCOWS, INC. [or other registrar’s] Abuse Policy:
Domain Name: [redacted]
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC. [or other]
Registrant Name: [name taken from WHOIS records]
Multiple warnings were sent by TUCOWS, INC. [or other] Spam and Abuse Department to give you an opportunity to address the complaints we have received.
We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to contact you via telephone.
We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our attempts to contact you.
Click here [link removed] and download a copy of complaints we have received.
Please contact us for additional information regarding this notification.
TUCOWS, INC. [or other]
Spam and Abuse Department
Abuse Department Hotline: 480-158-7073
If someone were to click on the link it would download a file and the phone number is obviously not a local one nor is it valid.
This serves as a reminder to remain vigilant against phishing attempts and if you have any doubts as to the validity of an email you receive from HostAway – just call us!