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domain name offer received. Is this a scam?

Hello GoDaddy Community,
 
I received the following today regarding a domain name I have listed for sale. Seems very scammy to me. Anyone have experience with this sort of offer?
 
Thanks,
 
Jamie
 
 
 
 
 
 

My name is Ji Hee Sun. I work for Blueweb Inc. - one of the leading hosting providers in South Korea.

I act on the behalf of our VIP client (domain investor) and  will help you to sell your domain. The buyer purchases several domains to generate traffic to his new web project.If you need faster response please contact me in Telegram. My user name in Telegram: DNBroker (@DNBroker). Our commission is only 6 %. The commission is divided between you (3%) and the buyer (3%) and paid after you get the money.
 
The buyer offers $35000 USD in Litecoins or $34000 via International wire transfer/Western Union.
 
The payment to you will be made via escrow service to protect both parties during the transaction. You will get 50% before the domain transfer and 50% after.

To proceed with the sale, the bank of the buyer requires a  verification of compliance with Korean law and trademarks because he will run his startup in South Korea. Please don't worry. If you don't have it you can order it online. I will help you with instructions and will not leave you along with this.

According to his country law the domain holder may lose domain if it has trademark conflicts or other legal restrictions. He is a professional investor and cannot afford to lose the money and domain and will send you the funds only after you send him a verification from an independent agency that make legal verification in Korea. I hope you understand it.

The verification must include the following:
 
- The certification agency must be certified to verify domains in South Korea.
- Verification of compliance with Korean law and trademarks.
- The certificate must be up to date (issued during last 30 days).
- Official copy of the verification in English and Korean.
- The certification agency must be authorized by the buyer and his bank.

We asked him if GoDaddy or Sedo appraisal certificates will work as a verification for him. I'm not sure they have a license to verify domains in Korea. Now we are awaiting for his answer.
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Re: domain name offer received. Is this a scam?


@lestersculpt wrote:
Hello GoDaddy Community,
 
I received the following today regarding a domain name I have listed for sale. Seems very scammy to me. Anyone have experience with this sort of offer?
 
Thanks,
 
Jamie
 
 
 
 
 
 

My name is Ji Hee Sun. I work for Blueweb Inc. - one of the leading hosting providers in South Korea.

I act on the behalf of our VIP client (domain investor) and  will help you to sell your domain. The buyer purchases several domains to generate traffic to his new web project.If you need faster response please contact me in Telegram. My user name in Telegram: DNBroker (@DNBroker). Our commission is only 6 %. The commission is divided between you (3%) and the buyer (3%) and paid after you get the money.
 
The buyer offers $35000 USD in Litecoins or $34000 via International wire transfer/Western Union.
 
The payment to you will be made via escrow service to protect both parties during the transaction. You will get 50% before the domain transfer and 50% after.

To proceed with the sale, the bank of the buyer requires a  verification of compliance with Korean law and trademarks because he will run his startup in South Korea. Please don't worry. If you don't have it you can order it online. I will help you with instructions and will not leave you along with this.

According to his country law the domain holder may lose domain if it has trademark conflicts or other legal restrictions. He is a professional investor and cannot afford to lose the money and domain and will send you the funds only after you send him a verification from an independent agency that make legal verification in Korea. I hope you understand it.

The verification must include the following:
 
- The certification agency must be certified to verify domains in South Korea.
- Verification of compliance with Korean law and trademarks.
- The certificate must be up to date (issued during last 30 days).
- Official copy of the verification in English and Korean.
- The certification agency must be authorized by the buyer and his bank.

We asked him if GoDaddy or Sedo appraisal certificates will work as a verification for him. I'm not sure they have a license to verify domains in Korea. Now we are awaiting for his answer.

@lestersculpt  It's a scam. Their next step will be to request an appraisal and they will provide the appraisal company which you'll pay for and then they will say they aren't interested.

 

Justin